Monthly Archives: August 2008

One fewer pet peeve

The BBC reports that Tesco are updating the signage on their express checkout lanes. Apparently there is some confusion about if the signs should read “10 items or less” or “10 items or fewer” so Tesco are going with “Up … Continue reading

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Olympic review

I’ve just been reviewing some amazing photographs and recalling some great memories from a stunning couple of weeks of sport. I guess that’s what you’d be wanting after spending £20 billion on something in a way that a democracy just … Continue reading

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Umbrella Etiquette

We’re roughly two thirds of the way through August and here in Edinburgh we’ve already had three times the average rainfall for the entire month. Consequently, I’ve recently spent a fair amount of time negotiating the streets with my umbrella … Continue reading

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Seek and ye shall find

While the rest of the country was busy watching Super Saturday and the British “great haul of China“, I joined 167 other scavengers solving cryptic clues, seeking out items and performing tasks all across Edinburgh for the Festival Scavenger Hunt. … Continue reading

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Now for something completely different

Edinburgh in August is a fantastic place to be. The Festival is in full swing, the sun doesn’t set until after 2100 and the pubs are open for longer. Okay, so the weather does demand that you equip yourself with … Continue reading

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How quaint

Historic ‘Blockbuster’ Store Offers Glimpse Of How Movies Were Rented In The Past Update 19/08/08 I think I may have found who may be responsible for Blockbuster going down the tubes. When your CEO is this out-of-touch this you should … Continue reading

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Jia you!

I managed to hog most of the bandwidth in the office yesterday watching the BBC’s online stream of the Olympic opening ceremony at the Bird’s Nest and was suitably impressed. I’ve subscribed to the events schedule and again was blown … Continue reading

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It’s nice to be thought about

Let me clarify that. It’s nice to be thought of, most of the time. It depends on what the thoughts are I guess. For example, if someone is thinking of a way that they could annoy me from afar then … Continue reading

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Citius, Altius, Fortius

It may have escaped your notice but today the Olympic Games kicked off (quite literally, with the women’s football) — a whole two days before the opening ceremony on Friday. Even at this late stage China has decided to go … Continue reading

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What’s a hot spot not?

On my travels I was always keeping an eye out for complimentary wireless Internet access points as I didn’t really feel like paying the exorbitant data fees. It would have cost me £7.50 per megabyte or, to put it another … Continue reading

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