Monday, 8 December 2008

This scares me

Take a look at this CynicusEconomicus: Money Printing Economics - US and UK as the New Zimbabwe?.
I cannot remember how I got to this blog (I think it was from a comment on EU Referendum) but having read it I am worried, particularly following the comment about the new Banking Bill. Let me know what you think.

Advent Calendar

I cannot recommend highly enough this web-site here. They are adding a new picture every day in the manner of an advent calendar. The images are quite stunning but it is the text below each image that continues to astound me. One can glibly talk about 120,00 light years but just take a minute to ponder quite how big that is.

Thursday, 4 December 2008


At last I am back on the internet. All the problems with our access have been sorted and we are back online. One doesn't realise how much one uses it until it is not there. The only downside is the terrible service I received from our ISP which resulted in me spending two half-days at home waiting for an engineer who never came. It transpires that it was a local area fault, not an individual customer fault, but they omitted to let me know that I didn't need to wait. To make matters worse, when I asked for a gesture of good will they responded by saying that I could have a rebate for the length of time I had not had any service. I expected to get that without having to ask for it since I am not in the habit of paying for something I don't receive.