In the last couple of weeks, Boris Johnson has done three good things that I can remember: * Allegedly had a row with David Cameron about Crossrail, taking London's side * Endorsed cycling home after a couple of beers * Supported restarting tours of London's disused Tube stations Meanwhile, I can't think of anything bad … Continue reading Must… not… like… pretend… buffoon
Apologies for lack of posting, I've been struck down by something resembling the flu. I was lucky as it wasn't quite as full-on I WANT TO DIE as it's been described by some (although there were a few hours like that), but deeply unpleasant and not recommended nonetheless. Anway, I've not been blogging much during … Continue reading Punishment from the gods
RT @paulcarr: The anatomy of a Twitter attack. Must-read post from Nik Cubrilovic @Techcrunch http://bit.ly/2DTClm (via @TACJ) # "3 secondary moderns in every town", demand UKIP: http://bit.ly/17VUD4 # Feel exceptionally ropey. Better not be #swineflu # #bexleypowerfail killed work IT all day, even tho I'm in EC1. Otherwise wld never have heard of it. If … Continue reading Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-07-26
Any puritan/moralist types want to explain how this warrants criminal prosecution, rather than 'best get a new career'? http://is.gd/1wdhl # RT @AdamBienkov: #Tories will prolong your misery shock http://bit.ly/3uVQjg # I'd forgotten that neocons described themselves as 'liberals mugged by reality'. Struggling to think of a group less acquainted with reality # Clue is a … Continue reading Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-07-19
It's like strangers having contempt for you, but on your phone!
I wrote this as a response to someone on B3ta, but realised it might be useful for a wider audience: First, get your debts cancelled, written off, paid, or otherwise disposed of. The Citizens Advice Bureau will explain this best. Don't pay anyone anything for advice - it won't be any better than the CAB's … Continue reading How to rebuild your credit rating
B3ta's Question of the Week is on banks and banking. Oddly enough, the consensus is 'against'. However, someone called 'Star Wars' has a rather nice post going against said consensus, which distills most (not all) complaints that people make about retail banks and penalty charges: I opened a bank account once in the full and … Continue reading How dare you provide me with goods and services