Archive for September, 2005

President Bush Library Destroyed by Fire

September 21st, 2005 No comments
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New Horwich Pics

September 21st, 2005 No comments

Added some more pics in the ‘About Horwich‘ section of our gallery.

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Mailinator:Spam Map

September 20th, 2005 No comments

Ever wondered where all that spam is coming from? Take a look at Mailinator’s Spam Map.

They have mapped the geo-lookup of the IP addresses in their received spam against google‘s maps.

Doesn’t seem to be much there at the moment, and I suppose that distributed bot nets won’t show up because they wouldn’t make it into the top list.

I was surprised to see the one in London was one of‘s mail servers.

Postscript: Brian Pipa who wrote the code for the Spam Map contacted me about the above image, asking which browser/OS was used (Mac OS X/Safari), as the formatting was not as it should look.

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Americans and Coffee

September 20th, 2005 No comments

What is it with Americans and coffee? A visitor from another planet watching American film and television would be led to believe that coffee was a class A drug.

They seem obsessive about how much they drink and how it should not be given to anyone under 21. Everyone who drinks it seems to be strangely affected. Is this the same coffee we drink in the UK, or does it have some other ingredient?

Apple declares war on Nigels (from The Register)

September 19th, 2005 No comments

Apple declares war on Nigels

Absolute classic! Typical merkins.

The Lads’ Prayer

September 15th, 2005 No comments

Our Beer
Which are in barrels
Hallowed be thy drink
Thy will be drunk
I will be drunk
At home as in the local
Forgive us this day our daily spillage
As we forgive those who spill against us
And lead us not into the practice of poncey wine tasting
And deliver us from alco-pops
For mine is the bitter
The ale and the lager
Forever and ever

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More Vodafone Incompetence

September 14th, 2005 No comments

Apparently, Vodafone have sent my PAC code (Number Portability Authorisation Code) to my old address. I only moved 2 and a half years ago!

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Car For Sale

September 14th, 2005 No comments

Car for Sale – Runs Well…

Car For Sale - Runs Well
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Congratulations England!

September 12th, 2005 No comments

Congratulations to England on winning the Ashes!
Great Stuff!!

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Vodafone try to tempt me back

September 9th, 2005 No comments

Well, surprise, surprise, Vodafone rang me this afternoon to ask why I was leaving and could they persuade me otherwise.

I filled them in on the lack of security on their online billing website, and the fact that Vodafone customer services were not taking the matter seriously.

They offered to halve my rental for six months and upgrade my phone for free. Well since the first part only represents a saving of 30 quid, and an upgraded phone would have Vodafone’s butchered operating system, I didn’t think that was much of an offer.

I declined, saying that the website was still non-secure and besides, I had already set in motion my move to another provider.