The Quiet Carriage should be Quiet…

| January 31, 2015

This is a 12 coach train. It is less than half full. There is only one quiet carriage.Why do you need to bring your small, loud, active, child into the coach where everyone else is trying to work?Continuously raising and dropping seat arms may not be specifically prohibited, but the sound can be heard through […]

Skyfall – oh dear…

| January 29, 2015

This was dreadful.I tolerated a sniper taking an unnecessary shot when she said she was going to loose the target – the target that was fighting another agent on top of a train. Now train tracks have a pretty fixed route.   I tolerated her shooting once and only once, using ammo that did not punch […]

Bailing on a Bakery

| January 27, 2015

My local supermarket just redid its bakery section, from self-service to an assistant behind a counter. It’s a nice-looking redo, with wood trays, racks of bread, and that wonderful smell of fresh baking. And I won’t be shopping there any more.I took a look at the assistant – or more specifically, I looked at the […]

It’s official

| January 24, 2015

In three days after I started moving sites, I’ve started getting Adsense credit for them.The same sites that Hubpages insists were getting several thousand views, and Adsense clicks, and yet Adsense was recording no traffic or clicks? They’ve just earned their first £1. That is in one day, on Wizzley.My real problem is that having […]

System errors?

| January 22, 2015

Here’s an interesting case from one of my earlier IT consultancies:The problem: For many years the company had sent out an email newsletter, text-only, with a substantial and growing subscription. Then suddenly subscribers started vanishing in droves. The challenge: find out why. Was it a system error, a virus, they’d had turned the IT department […]

And we’re off – migration is underway!

| January 22, 2015

It seems hubpages has been quietly delisting several of my pages. I should care. I don’t. I’m moving them all to Wizzley anyway. The Jervis Bay one has just gone, so if anyone can notified google that the content is no here: would help.But it is confirmed. On 26th October 2014  Hubpages pages insist that […]

And changing anti-virus…

| January 17, 2015

2015 seems to be a year for new beginnings.After many years I am finally moving away from Avast after their new Grimefighter update deleted my sound card drivers as unnecessary and then asked me to pay for the privilege of it blocking any attempt to repair them. Then it tried to force me to update […]

Red Queen’s Race

| January 16, 2015

Sometimes with technology it seems like you are running a red queen;s race, where you have to run as fast as you can to stay in the same place.WordPress disabled iframes, so I have to send time fixing that bug (and it is a bug not a feature)…An antivirus that’s worked for years starts popping […]

Leaving hubpages

| January 15, 2015

I gave hubpages another chance over Christmas. I got an email from them saying that Adsense was now set up. I got another email about the traffic I was allegedly receiving and clickouts……and I checked google and found none of it was being credited to my Adsense account.Wizzley has made me a couple of pounds […]