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Nigel Freeney

The weather was described as “identi-kit” on BBC

When you go local on the BBC sometimes the production values plummet. Clearly no one bothered to watch what was going on in this report as they let Elizabeth Austin describe the weather as “identi-kit” on three separate presentations – that’s criminal 😉

Corel reward loyal customers by charging them nearly double for an upgrade to Paintshop Pro x3 Ultimate

I have ended up with a lot of graphics software and often use an individual product for a particular feature. In the case of Paintshop Photo X3 Pro Ultimate I am buying it because it can handle the raw format of the pictures from my Fuji S200EXR – because Photoshop can’t! One up to Corel. […]

A Paid-up Member of the Pudding Club…

Yesterday’s BBC regional lunchtime bulletin, Points West  with a blonde roving reporter possibly called Linda? Reporting on a cook at the school who had managed to win the regional heats of a school cook’s competition and was now due to move forward to the national competition. The reporter looked a bit of a lemon trying to interupt the queue […]

Need a little lift?

I found this amazing wedding video which is just brilliant and I challenge you to not feel good after you have watched it…

AA – The yellow team have lost their way going green

I received new AA membership cards through the post today. With the information came an offer to “Help the Environment” by recycling our old membership cards – by sending them back to the AA to recycle! I think the AA have lost the plot on several levels here: The environmental impact of returning the cards to […]

Google inspires…

As you can see from the number of previous posts on this blog that I have not been prolific with my ramblings so far. Part of the reason for that has been the awful Blogger interface (provided by Google) and the fact that I wanted to run my blog from my own domain name. (Of course […]

Lies, Damned Lies and Misquotes…

I can’t be the only person who gets irritated by the inability of the people who appear on national news programmes to get their quotes and sayings right. Today was the turn of BBC Weather presenter Louise Minchin who answered a question from one of the news presenters about snow by saying “That’s the 60 […]

O2 Premium, Non-Geographic Number Muddle

In general I am happy enough with the price I pay for my mobile phone service through O2. That said I think their website is too slow and the information could be easier to access. They have a new Artificial Intelligence widget called “Ask Lucy” I typed in “Cost of non geographic numbers” Lucy responded […]

Premium Rate Advice for Free

I got a bit of a surprise last week when I investigated why my mobile phone bill was somewhat higher than normal. I discovered that I had been charged for two calls to a number beginning 0701 and this raised a couple of questions. 1. 0700 numbers are free phone so what the heck is […]

You saw it first on .TV

Whilst checking my sites through the Google Webmaster tools today I discovered that some duplicate content was being reported on two pages for Meta Descriptions and Title Tags. On closer inspection it was actually the same page but Google had a listing for it that included a variable string that was nothing to do with […]