A while ago I wrote posts on ‘What’s in my bag?‘ and ‘What’s in my pencil case?‘. However, picking up an idea that came from an internal discussion amongst some Automatticians, I now present to you ‘What’s on my desk?’.
I didn’t know there was a board game based on Scotland Yard, the home to the London police, until my wife stumbled across it on Amazon. The short descrition describes it thus – “Race around London to try and capture the elusive Mr X”. Reviews are positive and it’s a decent price.
But, there was something about its listing on Amazon that caught her eye.
At the moment, I’m having a ‘discussion’ with British Airways on Twitter. Sadly, it’s not the first time I’ve had a similar conversation with a company.
Here’s the initial part of the problem – when you try and change your BA password, it gives you the following guidance for the password…
So, the password has to be at least 6 digits and be numbers and letters. No symbols, mind you, which is a negative point. So, I put in a new password, generated for me. 49 digits no less. It complained..
The password you have supplied is invalid. Passwords need to be at least 6 characters in length and use a mix of letters (English A-Z) and numbers.
But my password did abide by those rules.
This beauty is on my Twitter timeline today. Notice anything odd?
Too Many Empty Cabins Leave Cruise Lines No Other Choice https://t.co/sZvfuijluJ
— The Daily Life (@TheDailyLifer) August 1, 2017
Check the mirror.
Or is it a mirror? It appears to be a hole through to an identical cabin (which, thankfully, has their hole filled in) – no wonder they can’t sell them.
But, let’s be honest, it’s supposed to be a mirror. It’s just that whoever photoshopped this doesn’t have particularly good skills.
Just weeks after returning from the company GM in Canada, I’m off again. This time I’m attending a conference in Washington DC -my first visit to the US! The conference in question is ONA17, which is for journalists. My team, WordPress VIP, works with a lot of media companies so we have sponsored a booth at the event and I will be one of a number of the VIP team attending to help run it, provide advice and, hopefully, assist with new client leads.
Every year Automattic has a “Grand Meetup” (GM), where all the employees, from across the world, get together for a week. This year it was in Whistler, Canada, a resort town which hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics.
As my first GM I was, understandable, apprehensive. I’d been told that a GM could be overwhelming, so I made it my task to make sure it wasn’t.
If you’d asked me a couple of years ago what goals I’d like to achieve in the near future I would have told you 2 things…
The Big Tech Question is a new technology site, the brains behind it being both a past and the current editor of PC Pro magazine, the UK’s biggest selling monthly computing magazine. I hope to publish many more articles in time too.
The following advert appeared on my Facebook today…
The video at the bottom is a little bizarre and it’s simply an animation of that static image but with the two bottom lines appearing, one at a time. A static image of animated GIF would have worked just as well.
Anyway, I always like to look into these things as I often find, particularly when it comes to awards, that they’re not always what they seem.
I've had the 2017 model of the Mazda 3 for little over a month now. It's easy to talk in bold brush strokes about the driving ability, etc, but I thought I'd write up about the little niggly things that annoy as well as the small things that delight. For the rest, read the professional reviews – it's an excellent drivers car, well built but is a little noisy on motorways.
I know this seems overly weighted towards 'niggles' but that's because the big over-arching features of the car – the driving, comfort, etc – are excluded. This is the minor stuff and it's usually the annoyances that you notice. For my the "delights" are things that are good that didn't initially attract me to the car in the first place.