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A brief demonstration

Ten minutes later: this, this, this and this.

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Rank my lolcat!

hatmandu mentioned recently that I have strong Google-fu under certain circumstances; he’s also witnessed the ability of his own LiveJournal to draw in the search rankings. I think all we’re seeing is that Google’s algorithms still work well with trusted, … Continue reading

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Who wants that honey?

The new Smashing Pumpkins album has pitted my no-sell-out mentality against my desire to avoid nostalgia for its own sake, against my wish for Billy Corgan to write a decent, whistleable album (Courtney Love managed that, if nothing else, with … Continue reading

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Hong Kong, Shanghai… but not Witney

The local branch of HSBC have no record of the appointment we made with the Indian call centre last week. A day wasted for K, an hour or two wasted for me, because HSBC want to save money and don’t … Continue reading

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Something memorable

The Radio 4 broadcaster just managed to avoid the normal tautology of “PIN number” in return for saying “personal, four-digit, personal identification number or PIN”. I don’t think that counts as an improvement. Quite how PINs on credit cards are … Continue reading

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The feeling that I had in 1972 (LJ)

Have you ever gone into someone’s house and noticed that, while the living room is decorated in the new minimalist style (i.e. looking like a hospital theatre without the freakish metal body-cutting tools, or maybe with, depending on whose house … Continue reading

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An extra layer of security

Since moving out of college accommodation I’ve opened too many bank accounts. Apart from the three abortive attempts to open a joint account with K, I opened a current account with the Co-Op Bank (with an “open sesame” of a … Continue reading

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