Monday, June 25, 2007

Glastonbury 2007

Originally uploaded by brockleyboyo.
Well we're back home now from Glasto 2007. Am thinking maybe next year I should watch it from the dry and warm confines of the living room. That was the muddiest and rainiest one I've ever done, which really put a dampener onthe whole thing. A little rain is one thing but almost constant rain is just horrible. Anyway it had its moments like; Amy Winehouse, Mika, Dame Shirley Bassey and Kasabian. The Who were quite good too.

This was also the trip where I retired my tent. Its still there now.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sunflower Competition Entry

Do we win?
Originally uploaded by brockleyboyo.
A friend of my g/f is doing an international sunflower competition to see who can grow the tallest. I think we can win with this entry...

Don't Do it Amazon!

Post Office loses Amazon contract | Channel Register - yes the Post office is hulking great mess of a dinosaur.  Thing is when the delivery arrives the recipient is invariably not going to be in.  This is where the post office has the advantage as they can stick a card through your letterbox and you can go and collect from the local sorting office (which usually isn't too far away - well if you're in London anyway) the next day.

Whereas a private delivery firm is not going to have any local sorting offices and quite often what happens is you get a card saying they will try the next day and if you're not in they will send it back. Sometimes you get the option to phone them and arrange a delivery. Still, you will have to be in that whole day to receive it.

Plus if you actually find out who is delivering it and the tracking number and pre-empt all this to request a day for it to be delivered when you will be in they will still (blindly) attempt to deliver it anyway as their computer systems are (probably) too badly designed to allow for this sort of customer service.

I've been there with deliveries from DABS (absolute rubbish for all sorts of reasons - will never use them again) and Adobe (a legitimate purchase that makes far far harder to obtain what you want than the various nefariius means available).

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Toilet (non)Humour

A Notice...
Originally uploaded by brockleyboyo.
Found on the inside of the cubicle doors in the work toilets. This is just one of the many paragraphs but is the most disturbing.

As it would appear I work for a company where a large enough proportion of the workforce are unable to understand the use of a toilet and thus a sign needs to be put up.

To think I was worried about the general crapness of management and inherent inefficiencies in the way everyone works.

If you can't see it clearly, the scary bit is "All bodily waste/excrement must be deposited in the actual toilet bowl."

one wonders what bodily waste there is apart from that which is excreted and also what a non-actual toilet bowl looks like???

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Cunningham Wedding

The happy couple
Originally uploaded by brockleyboyo.
Went up to the Lake District for a friend's wedding. Here are the photos.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Splott!! - Strange but True

Splott!! - A Real Place
Originally uploaded by brockleyboyo.
The place really exists and its in Cardiff.

Friday, June 01, 2007

The trouble with Apple TV - nowt

Some blokey is rubbishing the Apple TV

The trouble with Apple TV - Why Apple TV is a dud - June 11, 2007
Its not perfect but it does its job and I quite like it.

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