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Verified by Visa annoyances

It turns out that if your bank uses Verified by Visa and you use Firefox 5 or newer then you need to enable the “accept third party cookies” option or payments will mysteriously fail :-(.

Big Value

For some reason Tesco are currently selling 4.25kg boxes of “big value” Persil non-bio washing powder cheaper than the otherwise identical 2.5kg boxes. Stock up now!

Further Evidence

Fresh evidence has recently been uncovered supporting the existence of distinct left and right socks. This hotly debated topic has been featured previosuly on this blog. This image of two socks seen in the wild clearly shows distinctive “left” and “right” markings: Quite how sceptics can continue to claim that left and right socks are […]

Hovercraft

Is it a plane? Is it a boat? No! It’s a hovercraft!! The 20th century’s greatest invention and a glorious engineering achievement. Here is one parked: The passengers are onboarded, the hovercraft is ready to go! POOF! The hovercraft inflates! Vrooom! Zoom! Off it goes! The hovercraft cares not whether it travels on the sea […]

Borked

In Detroit there are lots of things that are borked: http://detroiturbex.com/content/index.html Interesting photos, especially the inside ones.

Jelly

In these times of economic turmoil and civil unrest it’s easy to forget the comfort and joy that comes from a bowl of wobbly jelly. And the price of jelly is falling faster than the stock market! Hartley’s orange jelly is now just 19p in Tesco. Don’t riot: stay at home and make jelly! It’s […]

Why does bacon now come in packs of 10?

Bacon used to come in packs of eight but now both Tesco and Sainsbury’s are selling it packs of 10. Coincidence? I think not! This reeks of conspiracy.

On classical music

Now I’m not normally a fan of classical music, but this guy Max Richter, he makes some good tunes. In particular the ones on here and here.

In memoriam: the Corus pen

My beloved Corus pen has passed away. I acquired it over two years ago at a careers fair along with a steel pot of mints that was surprisingly hard to open. I’ve used it ever since, tucked in the spiral of my notebook. But finally it has run out of ink. It’s been everywhere with […]

Tent

Here’s one I assembled earlier: I’m going on a camping trip in a few weeks. Sooo unprepared.