Monthly Archives: September 2012

GuilFest RIP

Sad to hear this: “Scotty Events Ltd regret to announce that Guilfest has ceased to trade due to poor ticket sales at this year’s event in July. We assess that this was down to the worst weather conditions we have experienced … Continue reading

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The Secret World on Radio 4

I’m a big podcast listener on my way to and from work so am always on the lookout for some decent comedy content. For this purpose, I subscribed to the Radio 4 Comedy of the Week podcast which provides samples … Continue reading

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Trawling Waitrose for red stickers

I love the badly designed computer system Waitrose use to match barcodes to prices. I’m sure they’ll fix it eventually but for the moment there’s still the chance you’ll find a bargain that means they pay you to take food … Continue reading

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My favourite Windows Phone apps – #5 in a series

Smithsonian National Zoo The main part of this app is the live video feed from the zoo – lions, pandas, orang-utans, tigers, and so on. It’s weird to be able to load an app on my phone and have real … Continue reading

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My favourite Windows Phone apps – #4 in a series

Foursquare This app doesn’t really help me in any useful way. It does, though, have a colourful interface and allow me to collect badges. These are “good things”. I can’t use Foursquare all the time as I’m too tight to … Continue reading

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My favourite Windows Phone apps – #3 in a series

Amazon Kindle I had a brief play on a Kindle Touch in Tesco yesterday and wasn’t impressed. Screen refresh seemed slow and the device just didn’t feel solid enough (too flimsy, not too insubstantial). My phone has the Amazon Kindle … Continue reading

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My favourite Windows Phone apps – #2 in a series

GeoReminder I must admit that I haven’t actually used this app beyond a quick test but I love the idea. “GeoReminder allows you to place map-specific reminders that go off the next time you arrive at a place.” I don’t … Continue reading

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