Archive for 2005

Flood Risk Complacency

October 12th, 2005 No comments

So the Environment Agency has commissioned a survey and come out with the statement that up to 41% of people in the UK are unaware of the risk of flooding to their homes.

So who holds this information about who’s at risk of flooding? Guess what, it’s the Environment Agency.

The blindingly obvious question is: Why doesn’t the Environment Agency just tell these people they are at risk – problem solved without wasting time and tax payers’ money on pointless surveys?

More Bad Spelling

October 10th, 2005 No comments

Another case of bad spelling. This means that sign maker has not checked it before leaving the works, and the owner hasn’t checked it before putting it up.

Bad Spelling
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Europe’s Changing Map

October 4th, 2005 No comments

Here is an excellent interactive map of Europe from the BBC, showing the changes over the last 100 years.
This is the sort of thing which should be taught in school.

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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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