Fucking banks. Our current Contents only insurance is through Lloyds Bank. The past 12 months cost us £28 per month for pretty standard cover in our 2-bed terrace house. Before that, it was £23 a month. In our new place, it’s going to cost £29 for Contents AND Buildings. £1 more for a 3 bed semi. And today Lloyds sent their renewal. Same terrace house. 6 years no claims and 5%...
Coding Songs - Rdio →
31 Great Days of iOS →
Rob Bazinet, accidentaltechnologist.com It’s been a while since I had the time to post anything but I wanted to share this great summary post by Chris Risner of the Microsoft Azure team where he is focused on mobile.Chris blogs each day in January about a specific topic iOS developers m…
Updating Windows XP
I had the unfortunate task of updating my XP virtual machine to XPSP3 today. Here is what I had to do: 1. Download Network Install of SP3 - 316MB 2. Restart 3. Update WGA Tool and something else. 4. Install 120 more updates (126MB) 5. Restart 6. Install 5 more updates (9MB) 7. Restart 8. Done
When a major selling point of Windows 8 tablets is that they can run all the software your laptop does, and can attach to a keyboard, you’ve got to wonder what the real Feature is?
merlin: pokemann: Check out this 8bit version...
davemorin: Introducing Path Search. All of your memories in one place. Search. Remember. Discover. Available on iOS and Android. Awesome new feature. Don’t just search for words, search people, emotions, seasons, places, and tons more. Loving Path more.
Twitter feels like continually moving to NYC without knowing anyone whereas...– Twitter is a machine for continual self-reinvention (via deplorableword)
When you’re not in your office on a regular basis you’re not showing leadership....– Be Careful not to Become a Conference Ho
Dom, Based on the laws of physics and every book I’ve ever read on business,...– Email from Igloo Software, makers of a rather lovely looking company intranet workplace kinda thing. Thanks Chris. Made me chuckle.
My New Headphones (Amazon Link) →
My Ultimate Ears 600vi’s are broken. The cable over the ear has hardened and broken during use so I’ve been looking into replacements. I wanted a simple in-ear headphone with inline mic for less than £80. I was torn between the Shure SE115m+, another set of 600vi’s, Sennheiser MM30i’s, and the Shure SE215. Even though the SE215’s didn’t have an inline mic, I...
Starbucks Commitment to the UK | Starbucks Coffee... →
My views on all the tax avoidance (not evasion - key difference is one is illegal) that is in the media. As someone who has helped run a company for the past year, I can understand the want to reduce how much money gets taken out of the company. Most companies will optimise how much tax they pay as best they can, whether its reducing the financial loss a company makes, or using salary sacrifice...
Dear Candidate, I found your resume on Monster. I have the job open below, ...– An email from a recruiter on Monster.com. If I’ve got 2-4 years experience, am I really gonna want a 6 month job where they want to know my lowest rate? Wanna know my lowest rate? £55,000. Yeah thats right.
Grand Designs Live →
A few snaps from the show floor. Some nice and some REALLY expensive stuff there
Apple quietly bumping iCloud storage to 25 GB... →
Great example of over-entitled commenters who think that Apple should just give away more storage than Gmail offers. At least Apple’s business isn’t knowing your business.