32 posts • joined Thursday 16th August 2007 11:07 GMT
@ Admiral Grace Hopper
Last week I was actually in front of a lass from New York buying my tickets for the radio recording of ISIHAC next month and did say to her "Hold on, you're American, you won't understand anything!"
As somebody who once went out with a Dublin lass I can't agree more.
Come on, admit it, that's why so many people stayed with AOL when their call centre was based over there!
Although the comments I've had on my Yorkshire accent when in the States does make me think about moving there...
Even though ITV was totally shit at their F1 coverage, BTCC race weekends are excellent., although I conceed it's a minority sport on a minority channel it's better than watching football (IMHO)
I use the Yahoo geocoding API to convert postcodes into lon/lat - but this data should be in the public domain. I don't know of a postal system anywhere in the world that charges for access to this data like ours does.
London > Aberdeen
Used that route last week, on my iTouch was pretty damn good and didn't need to verify my non existant @example.com email address (though, without net access, how could I!)
They block access to iPlayer and such, but i imagine that would be easily bypassed.
One nice trick was on their login confirmation page was a map showing where you where, similar to the in-flight screens you see.
Few years ago...
I was working with a local PC shop, who had a customer come in complaining that their newly purchased PC was freezing intermittently.
All the required tests where performed, soak test, running every program on the system to the max, full system check, the works. Nothing found, so customer goes home happy it's been "sorted out"
Next day they are back. Started to ask about the environment, near to power station, lones overhead, anything that could cause this. Nothing. Another soak test, customer out of door...
Third time in, one of the guys decide to to the owners house to find out what exactly was going on. Silently, he stood there watching as the machine was plugged in, connected to the phone line etc, then dozens of fridge magnets where placed all over the case to "make it look pretty"
The weather in Scarborough was pretty grim last night so wasn't the best conditions to go and have a look (I didn't...).
The station is still there so at least the brakes worked!
So that'll be...
The Middlesbrough in Teesside then?
This is going straight onto the wall somewhere to remind people that "hits" and "visitors" are not the same thing.
Our local evening newspaper a few years ago was boasting that their's was the most popular site for inforation, as it received over 50K hits a month. Mine, at the time, was hitting 40K+ visitors a month
Of course I had all my advertisiers on me asking why I wasn't doing enough. Lies, damn lies and statistics...
There isn't even any great recognition of Cayley in the Brompton/Scarborough area either, although a business centre was named Cayley Court a while ago, so if you weren't there when Sir Richard Branson flew the replica a couple of years ago from the same place his coachman had, then tough.
Radio will live
I can't see the Beeb turning off radio access for overseas people, a fair few presenters make a point of mentioning when somebody has written in from California or Sydney or wherever saying they are listening to the show
Now we've had the download Firefox day, how about an uninstall Real day?
A friend was boasting about the 100Mbs pipe that he has to his flat in Hong Kong, at least I can say we are getting there.
Apart from the fact that he's got a slow connection, HK broadband offer up to 1 Gbit/s. We are still behind (no pun intended)
Not working for me
Well, I've just tried it on my (Jailbroken) Touch and I get audio but no video.
Just wish Apple would change their mind about Flash.
And I'm a Brit, in the UK, about to go to the pub FWIW
Get the weight down...
tie it in with a RC helicopter and the worlds your lobster
I'm considering putting one of these in one of my clients server "room" without them knowing and see how long I can get away with it
The stumbling block with iPlayer is that many independent producers have obviously not allowed it to distribute their programmes, Dragons' Den being one obvious example.
Apart from that, I quite like it. When it works, which I'd say is about 80% of the time.
What gets me annoyed is when I go into Smiths to buy a newspaper and immediately they start putting it into a plastic bag.
Ban them at source. What happened to the days when there where always empty boxes lying around at the checkout area for people to put their purchases into?
Learnt to type on one of those
We had one in my secondary school which was so well used the decals had come off all the keys, so unless you fancied stabbing away for hours producing gibberish, you had to learn the QWERTY layout PDQ.
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