Always wear clean underwear in public…

From our fridge. (no idea how it got there…. Mrs. W?) Always wear clean underwear in public, especially when working under your vehicle. From the Daily News comes this story of a Stockton-on-Tees couple who drove their car to ASDA, only to have their car break down in the car park. The man told his…

We're making some important changes to your account

From Capital One: Dear Mr Wilcox In recent months, there has been a steady worsening of the economic environment making it necessary for us to review our customer’s accounts. As part of this review we’ve taken the difficult decision to increase some of our rates. Is it just me or is that a bit of…

Vista on my laptop

Around two and a half years a go I became the proud owner of a Toshiba Portege laptop running Vista. But I had a few problems – mostly because it didn’t have enough RAM (only 1GB to start with).  Over the years I have tried various ways to speed it up. For a while I…

simple pleasures – homemade play dough

Thanks to jennabanana’s comment on this Instructable we made a quick, no cooking required, batch of homemade play dough. Stan requested it first, but they all jumped in for some fun.  Here’s her recipe: 3 cups flour 1/3 cup salt 2tbsp oil (veg) 1 cup water 7 drops food colouring. Mix dry ingredients with oil….

Purple sprouting broccoli, pasta, and a hot mustard anchovy dressing

The recipe I should have cooked tonight: KALE WITH ANCHOVY AND CHILLI DRESSING This pungent, piquant sauce, somewhere between a dip and a dressing, is quite delicious with earthy kale – or broccoli, or almost any other robust green vegetable. If you like, you can turn it into a more substantial supper dish by cutting…

How a deal is done

Found whilst looking for a screenshot solution – isn’t the web great? from: Screenshots: How a deal is done Jack, a smart businessman, talks to his son. Jack: I want you to marry a girl of my choice Son : “I will choose my own bride!” Jack: “But the girl is Bill Gates’s daughter.” Son…

I noticed…

Just to say I noticed… Now if only someone would pull their finger out and sort out the wobbly fence eh?

My son wanted to be King Stupid!

My kids love playing the games on the BBC website, one of which is called ‘Stupid‘. One of the player roles is King Stupid. Well, a while ago I heard my son shouting “I want to be King Stupid” and I thought I was hearing things. Imagine an apostrophe in front of the name –…

How to be a successful Evil Overlord

Image credit: brainloc Seth’s Blog: Tips that may come in handy one day The list Seth points to is great advice, but might I suggest that readers start at the end – tip number 100 is horribly true. That said, I do quite like number 12 – from a management perspective I think this has…

Web 2.0 colours from Miles Burke

Miles’ Blog » The Web 2.0 Secret Weapon – Thoughts and errata from Miles Burke. Ahhh! The secret to web2.0 is finally revealed. This’ll be useful when I get around to designing my forthcoming, ultimate, web-based solution to everything. Or would it be churlish to suggest that these are just bright, optimistic colours that work…