Posted in December 2011

Last post of 2011

Last post of 2011

So. Here we are then … we made it to the end of 2011. Well almost!  A few hours to go yet, but I think we’re safe! I was hoping to get to the hundredth post before new year, but I fell one short! No biggie – I’ll get to start 2012 with that milestone, so it’s … Continue reading

Top news stories of 2011

Top news stories of 2011

January Arizona bloodbath Representative Gabrielle Giffords is shot in an assassination attempt in Arizona. She is among at least 17 shot by a gunman who opened fire on the congresswoman’s constituent meeting outside a local grocery store. Six people are fatally wounded, including United States District Court Judge John Roll, and a young girl. The … Continue reading

What a great start to Christmas

So, here we are, the week before Christmas.  You could be forgiven for thinking that all good people are gearing up for the big day, instilling joy and happiness in their fellow human beings. Well, for the most part they are. But there are some nut-jobs breaking out of the woodwork.  I’m talking of course … Continue reading

iPhone v Android

iPhone v Android

Having been an avid user of the iPhone 3GS for over two years I was all set to continue my allegiance by upgrading to an iPhone 4s.  However, it turned out that my provider had a severe lack of them. Not a problem, they said, we’ll take your details and contact you when they come … Continue reading

Ultimate Xmas Presents

Ultimate Xmas Presents

Well, it’s nearly Christmas again. I don’t know about you but because I do all my gift shopping online – I hate queuing and I REALLY hate fighting my way though the stores.  Anyway, this year during my forays into the wonderful world of internet shopping I came across some really excessive items that I … Continue reading

Facebook + Gowalla – good idea?

Facebook + Gowalla – good idea?

Rumours are abound that Facebook have bought out Gowalla to help out with their new ‘Timeline’ feature that will be replacing the failed ‘Places’. My experiences with Gowalla When I first got an iPhone 3GS just over 2 years ago Gowalla had just started up alongside Foursquare providing a location check-in app.  Like many others … Continue reading

The Clarkson fiasco

The Clarkson fiasco

Well, what a truly ridiculous day it’s been.  After his appearance on the early evening programme “The One Show” on the BBC, I awoke to find the world in meltdown over these comments: Admittedly Clarkson isn’t the most tactful person at the best of times, but really. The union involved (Unison) called for him to … Continue reading