December 2007

…it’s off to Paris we go…

Away to Paris for a few days so between that and Christmas, things may be a bit quiet around here for a little while.

Hope everyone enjoys the holidays, however you spend it!


Sky+ is really annoying me at the moment - recordings on certain channels are jumping about all over the place making them pretty much unwatchable which defeats the purpose of recording them in the first place.

With Christmas coming up there are a few programmes I want to watch but may not be able to see them “live” so to speak - the current problems make me wonder whether there is any point in even setting it though.

Have had a look around a few forums and there doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer.  Switching it off and turning it back on (before recording) does seem to do the trick but isn’t exactly ideal.

I was checking my e-mails the weekend before last and was happy to see one from the National Lottery - I play online and pay by direct debit so everything happens automatically, if I’m lucky enough to win anything then they e-mail to tell me and then transfer the money directly to my bank account.

Normally on seeing an e-mail from them I get a little flutter in my stomach - could this be the big one at last?  The e-mail doesn’t actually tell you how much the prize is, it simply tells you a prize is your’s and asks you to log into the Lottery website to check how much it is.

Imagine you are the head of a big company like Colgate or Persil or something like that.

You have one product, toothpaste or washing powder in their case, but then someone in your employ comes up with something a bit better - in the same line of product but it’s a toothpaste that helps prevent cavities better than the original did, or it’s a washing powder that helps prevent your colours fading better than the original.

What to do - do you simply replace your existing product with the new one?  Or do you keep making the old one, and simply put the new version on the shelves alongside it?

I really don’t understand blog statistics - and the more confusing it gets, the more I become fixated by them!

No two sites seem to measure them the same way - or if they do then they end up with different answers in any case.  Why is it so difficult to measure how many people actually visit a certain webpage within a given timeframe?

It’s not exactly imperative that I know, and I didn’t start this blog in the hope that millions of people would hang on my every word but it’s nice to know you aren’t here just talking to yourself!

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