Gears

Growing up in the ’80s was cool

The other day I was at the gym watching some random episode of The A-Team. It’s on one of the berzillions of TV channels and it was almost background noise for me as I sweated through another attempt to lose some of my wobbly bits. Watching old shows like these – shows that I grew up with – is certainly… Read more →

Build the Routemaster. Just maybe take out a huge loan first.

I really can’t stand these “build you own” magazines. They usually involve you starting to create something using a magazine which is effectively just a bunch of adverts wrapped around some build instructions, and usually the first one in the series is discounted. Then, after you’ve bought the second, third and fourth magazine, you’re kinda getting into it and you’re… Read more →

Welcome to California

So, Trump is busy making America great again. He’s prioritising America, giving Americans position 1, 2 and 3. Let’s take a cycle through California shall we? Oh, and little heads up for you. This video is a full 10 minutes long. Read more →

Virgin Media. Please, you need to listen to this.

Guys, I’ve been a customer since February and I’ll dive right in with my list of recommendations. There is, if you have a look around the t’internet, a positive SEA of negative comments surrounding this company. I’ll be honest, I’ve had problems. I’ve had a number of problems. The installation was messy and they turned my neighbours drive into a… Read more →

Hey British Gas, you just played a blinder!

So, if you’re a British Gas customer, you’ll know that they’ve just screwed you with a big price increase. Not nice. A simply massive 12.5% rise in electricity charges affected 3.1 MILLION customers on Friday. Gah! Don’t worry though, because the company have come up with some tit-wank scheme where, if you carry on being a customer and continue to… Read more →

Thank you internets…

Oh bugger. So… This one is going to stick with me for a while. The story behind this one is that a little girl stated she wanted to replace the Big Ben “bongs” while it remained silent for maintenance. ITV show, This Morning, somehow thought that this warranted a bloody interview. Anyhow… It got remixed… Read more →

News at 10 went well last night

Blimey. The news didn’t go at all to plan last night. On Virgin we just saw the news reader sitting still for a few seconds, then the camera slid sideways rather awkwardly and a “Breaking News” logo flashed across the screen. Next, and a woman came on reading the schedule for the next day. Next? A “Technical fault” page, followed… Read more →

Ahh ! My blog! I remember this

Twitter seems to have killed my blog-writing of late, and I’m doing quite a few pieces over at Coolsmartphone too. A couple of big tunes are in order, and it’s thanks to the fantastic Annie Mac coming back to Radio 1 that these have been playing constantly into my ears. The first is from Dusky, called “Cold Heart”.. And second,… Read more →

Situation report – Virgin Media, a month in

Bloody hell. The speed is great, the TV service is OK.. but… oh dear, everything else has just been terrible. The On Demand wasn’t working for days on end, so I complained. They eventually fixed it. Then parts of it broke again and, days later, it’s still not fixed. This is how things are tonight. Access to Facebook has broken… Read more →