It’s a Jolly Fun Bank Quiz

It being Sunday, or Monday, or one of those kind of days, and this being a Journal of Record [*], I thought I'd put out the kind of quiz that only my readers could answer. What do the following UK-headquartered banks: * HSBC * Lloyds Banking Group * Standard Chartered * RBS ...have in common … Continue reading It’s a Jolly Fun Bank Quiz

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-10-03

Y'know, this #ebz stuff is fun, but it does steal (small portions of) your life http://fallenlondon.com/c/298257 # Smearing Julian Assange: not just a sport for insane man-hating Swedish prosecutors any more: http://bit.ly/96uqCR # Fairly sure you power down an EMU by switching off the motors and removing the key. @squeakez can confirm @kofeyh @joshsharp #trainjokes … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-10-03

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-09-05

RT @legaleagleMHM Just opened wheelie bin and a WASP flew out. Who on earth would have put a wasp in a wheelie bin; what's world coming to? # Thing which perplexes me about this TBL piece: how the hell did they find anywhere in Aus that even serves hot curry? http://bit.ly/aGAFvV # I mean, if … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-09-05

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-08-29

I need to do five weeks' work in five days #betweenthisandtheeuphoriaoftheelectionresultthiswillbethebestweekever @unsungsongs # RT @serafinowicz: "I hate knowing everything. It spoils films, etc." ~ God # I hope Wyclef does end up as President of Haiti. I'd also like to see Dizzee Rascal as UK PM... # Loads of new content on #ebz. Curses, this … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-08-29

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-08-22

I've eaten more Subway and KFC on this trip than in the previous 2 years combined. Curse, and yet bless, Finchley. # Excellent hangover day with family. Impressively, I wasn't even the most ruined, despite being highly ruined #welshgenes # LHR T3 isn't a great terminal, but the champagne bar is jolly enough. Next stop: … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-08-22

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-08-15

Good: fun stag (buck/whatever pre-venison term you like) party. Bad: more than a week of no @chrissiem. She's officially addictive. # Actually, I'm not that up for partying. Maybe a cup of tea and a book? #thingsAndrewWKwouldneversay # Note to self: #mlf is the Melbourne Literary Festival and has no affiliation with #milf # Just … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-08-15

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-08-08

Slept for 12 hours. Now feel very nearly human. Who wants to come to the pub tonight? # Odd that Gillard is ahead by 15pts on 'preferred PM', but Libs/Lab neck & neck on voting intentions. Scope for Lab to pull back? #ausvotes # This Daily Mash anti-BBC piece might work if a) Rover 200s … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-08-08

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-08-01

RT @madeupstats: 2 out of 3 fugitive Serbian warlords is now a social media consultant. # Good morning Melbourne. In posh hotel with lovely @chrissiem: yay. She has to spend day at conference and I have to spend day writing: boo! # Although both parties are a bit lacking on the humane-to-refugees front, not having … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-08-01

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-07-25

"the one genuine example of 'political correctness' is the one that stops us from saying 'racist' to describe racism" http://bit.ly/dnL8mD # Yet another entry in the LONG 'reasons to loathe and despise #Singapore' file: http://bit.ly/aORW6Z # Metrics on Times paywall experiment: http://bit.ly/blw5gi - in short, web paywall FAIL, iPad paid app WIN. Or "the Guardian … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-07-25