This past weekend, I submitted my first letter to the editor of our local newspaper, “The Rotherham Advertiser“. I’m not sure if it will be published, but the text is:
Give us free parking, and we will come.
Reading the [email protected] pages over the last few weeks, I’ve been seeing more and more references to Tesco’s parking fiasco and the death of the town centre. Each time I’ve frustratedly yelled “But the issue is that the council aren’t providing free parking!”. After another rant this week, I turned the page to see Graves finally headline the requirement. Continue reading “Free parking *may* help to keep our town centre alive”
A noisy machine that will mutate into an expensive paperweight
I’m very sad to report that my Dell XPS 13 9350, with core-i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD has had to be returned to the manufacturer (at their insistence, I’d rather have had it fixed under the warranty I bought with it). Most of this review was written in the first few days, when the problems I saw I’d put down to other issues such as my external display lead or Windows. After the motherboard was replaced though, it lasted less than 24 hours, before Dell support insisted there was nothing they could do other than collect the machine and issue a refund. Note that I am an IT consultant with well over 20 years in the field – this is a review from a seasoned professional, who understands that computers don’t always work first time!
Continue reading “Dell XPS 13 9350 Review”
I’ve been a loyal customer of Amazon for at least 11 years (the earliest email I can find is from 2004, and that was for a return), and I’ve been writing numerous and regular reviews for products sold on amazon.co.uk over the past six months or so, as you may have seen on this website.
I’ve been posting reviews for items I’ve purchased, items I’ve been given a discount code for, and items that I’ve been provided free of charge, for the purpose of review (similar to the Amazon Vine program).
Continue reading “I’ve been libelled by Amazon… :(“
So….. I’ve recently found out that “life’s a b!tch”… At least, I’ve had it reconfirmed. Again.
I don’t use Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus anymore to whine about life in a public forum, so I’m using my blog to do it instead. 🙂
Anyway, let the whining begin : Continue reading “A kick in the squishy bits…”
Recently, the MP for where I live, quit his post after allegations of fiddling expenses.
This has resulted in a by-election, and yesterday, I received my postal ballot papers.
This is the first time since I turned 18 and gained the right to vote, that I’ve considered not voting in any election.
Continue reading “Democracy in action?”