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|Wednesday, June 18th, 2014|
|Gah -- "friends" page styles
Anyone know how to turn off LJ's new "feed" style friends pages? Do not want. I find my existing 25-entries-per-page to be much more manageable.
|Sunday, December 25th, 2011|
Merry winter-festival-of-your-choice, all of you!
|Tuesday, November 29th, 2011|
No, no, not me, but a friend of mine is losing his retail job this coming Monday when the place where he works closes down. (Nice timing...) Anyone knowing of anything going in the South London/NE Surrey sort of area, let me know? Driving, manual stuff... he's a bit sick of retail but I suspect "something" rather than "nothing" would be what's required just now.
(Public so that it can be linked to/answered.)
|Saturday, September 24th, 2011|
|Chakalaka Restaurant, South Wimbledon
Should you happen to be considering going to Chakalaka Restaurant
in South Wimbledon -- don't! It's not there any more -- it's now a pub called the Horse and Groom. The fact that they still have a web site up and running is, sadly, neither here nor there -- and if you happen to get an answer on the phone number on their website, whoever that person is will cheerfully "take a booking". And then you'll turn up at the location -- having struggled to find it in your minicab -- and say to the pub people "where is the restaurant?" and they will say "not here any more, and those people over there had the same problem".
Dear person with that phone number -- I'm sure it must be very annoying to get calls for the restaurant, but you came quite close to screwing up our wedding anniversary, you tool. Thanks a ton. Good thing we have a sense of humour.
Should you find yourself in this situation, though, Confucius
are only about half a mile away (easy walking distance) and are reliable and very nice. And, you know, still there, which is a bonus.
|Friday, October 15th, 2010|
|Tuesday, July 13th, 2010|
25 years since Live Aid
. Where does the time go... think I'll go and watch some of the DVDs.
|Friday, July 9th, 2010|
|Friday, June 18th, 2010|
|Wednesday, June 9th, 2010|
|Monday, June 7th, 2010|
It's a shame I'm quite busy today and thus I didn't really have the time to string along the guy who just called the home phone and attempted to convince me that my home computer was infected with lots of malware and that he was calling from the Microsoft Windows Service Centre to help me clear it up. I lasted about two minutes before telling him, in my sweetest and most dulcet tones, that he was a lying, cheating scammer and that if he called me again I would report him to the police. (A little hard to do that last without a phone number to go on, but hey.)
|Thursday, May 20th, 2010|
|Thursday, May 13th, 2010|
For those of you who've been wondering where the foxes are; they're still here, and now they have their very own blog:www.gardenfoxwatch.co.uk
|Friday, May 7th, 2010|
I'm sure I could run an election better than this one. (No, I don't want the job.)
|Thursday, May 6th, 2010|
|Election day playlist
"Wind of Change", the Scorpions
"Put The Message In The Box", World Party
"Everything Counts", Depeche Mode
"Won't Get Fooled Again", the Who
|Friday, April 30th, 2010|
|Sunday, April 25th, 2010|
|Thursday, April 22nd, 2010|
|Tuesday, April 6th, 2010|
Anyone out there got an email contact for Infinite Imaginations Inc.? Can't see one on their web site and I've got a question re: their GenCon games for this year.
|Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010|
|Tuesday, March 9th, 2010|
|Do not buy the Philips HR2304 Ice Cream Maker...
for yea, verily, it is useless. Leaving aside the first one having turned up broken due to inadequate packaging on the supplier side, its replacement has just had its lid fail for the second time and thus will be returned with a note mentioning the phrase "not fit for purpose".
The idea with the Philips is that you have a disc which you freeze beforehand, rather than freezing an entire bowl -- it seemed like a good plan given that the chances of being able to fit a bowl in our freezer were pretty much zero. The disc sits at the bottom of an insulated unit, then there's a beater that goes into a motor which in its turn clips into a plastic lid. You turn the motor on to start the beater, then pour your ingredients in, and about half an hour later (ish) you should have ice-cream.
The main problem seems to be that the beater doesn't clear stuff from the frozen disc sufficiently efficiently. This means that you get a build-up of frozen ingredients on the disc, which causes the beater to move upwards and eventually that movement starts to push the motor out of alignment. The motor then starts moving more against the plastic lid, and eventually this will cause the lid to crack at the point where the motor is clipped into it. Well, I say "eventually" but in the case of the replacement lid which arrived yesterday, "eventually" was "within the making of its first batch of frozen yoghurt".
Ho hum, time to look for an alternative...