Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

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Legal 101

It appears that Google is yet again making headlines this time round by delisting BMW's German website. As they have been using "deceptive means to boost ranking", so google says. More here !!

And in more news just to make you sick. Michael Schumacher has declared himself unemployed in his adopted country of Switzerland. Apparently they have a ban on motor racing for some reason and her cannot train or race there. This does of course afford him a almost 15% reduction in the TAX he has to pay on his villa in said country. Man it is just not fair. The man gets paid £45mil a year to do one of the coolest jobs on the face of the planet and still gets a tax reduction, plus gets to live in Switzerland. Anyone else thinks this sucks...........

Back to the Pros vs Cons. This one is a no brainer i fear. Product,merchandisee, loot or stuff whatever you want to call it. It is here and it is affordable and most of it is available online with no charge to get it right to your door.

Travel, again a no brainer. If you want to explore the world there is no other place to do it from.

Last day in the office tomorrow !!!!

Monday, February 06, 2006

On the 3rd, 4th & 5th day of single digits

Kinda skipped ahead a bit here =)

Broadband wins hands down here i fear. They are currently advertising 64Mb lines here at like
£ 25 a month and a few of those are unlimited access. Can you imagine 64Mb. At that speed you don't have to download the movies, you simply watch them online. So that is a big PRO. I am not going to harp on about Telkom, because well all know the evil that is them. Even the little guy in the mud hut southwest of Machu Pichu knows this.

The weekend end was fabulous. Went out with my sister, Pinkthulhu, Bumpycat and bigHair on Friday night for some farewell fun. Salvador & Amanda was very cool, great atmosphere if a little loud =) and the Sangria was muy bueno!!!!!. Off to slightly quieter spot for another round of drinks.

Saturday night was an evening in with me cooking. Aaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhh flee for your lives. All in all not tho bad though. The beef in the stirfry was too tough, but will work on the for the future. Baked mushrooms with cheese and nuts on top were a great hit though. Even if i do say so myself. They need refining though, maybe a hint of garlic next time or an olive or two.

Sunday was off to Windsor for Sundayay roast. Windsor is very nice even if it is a million miles away. A pox on Southwest trains though. Their bastard website failed to mention that due to engineering works on the lines there were no trains to Windsor. 1 Hour on a bus is icky i tell you. Of course we managed fine just would have been nice to know =(

Tonight i raid Virgin Megastore's £30 for 5 DVD sale yet again and a CD wallet cause it not all going to fit

A WoW update is that i am very impressed with the in game GM's. i have made my first report on dobehavioriour and their response seems to have been immediate and effective. We had a racist retard jump on the realm Saturday and he was gone shortly there after. Hopefully banned from all MMORPG for the rest of his natural life and should that be extended for some reason then beyond too. A pox on him too.

Last 3 days in the office and last 4 in the country. >=)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Thursday, February 02, 2006

On the second day on single digits..........

The weather.............................. i would almost go nuff said.

The weather sucks here : The weather at home does not *

*Personal View, which could solely be based on the fact that i could not feel my hands or ears this morning. (and anyone that says central heating will get a smack)

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Trains VS. Traffic

Single digits......

On the first day of single digits.....................................................

May as well start with something everyone has to deal with everyday. Trains for me and traffic for some. This is more of a con vs con, but i though it must be noted anyway.

Train con: I don't dislike trains per say, but i can't stand rush hour, i am not and never want to be a sardine (they are small, smell and dress funny, also no fun at parties i here.) What i have also found very difficult to adjust to having to rely on the trains all the time. From having a car at my disposal 24/7 for many many years it has been rough not having one. Of course one has to mention that trains/tubes are often broken for various reasons. Leaves on the track, snow on the tracks, trespassers on the tracks, no trains on the tracks, other trains on the tracks. My sister had fun yesterday with trains not stopping at her station and the ones that did went straight past our station. Last but not least they stop running at for about 6 hours every night.*

Train pro: Trips on trains are fun. They have a kinda old worldy luxury feel to them (Not talking city tubes). You can read on the train. I have seen some people reading in traffic, but i don't think i this is wise. You can do work on trains, laptops, PDA's & blackberries etc. The train and tube network in London is extensive and with little difficulty you can get anywhere. You can go out and have a right lash up of an evening and you don't have to drive or have designated drivers to get you home. Watching people's facing who are running for trains they don't make is very entertaining in the mornings.*

Traffic con: Again rush hour sucks. You can have and accident, this is a lot worse than having you toe stood on in the train. For some of us on bikes (like me =) this can be a lot worse. No taxis on the trains, the occasional "please can you give me some money" but no taxis. Fumes and noise. Yet the diesel trains are pretty much the same here. petrol, here you buy a ticket once a month and your sorted mostly and you gotta maintain the vehicle and insure it. Heavy nights out become challenging if no one wants to drive.*

Traffic pro: One word FREEDOM. You can go anywhere, anytime as you like. Alone or with mates if you want and anyone in the car is there because you want them to be, not because they have to get to work too and the last space left on the train was the running strip by the door. This is the same running strip you are occupying. If you want to go to work at 4am you can. When you do this it is almost guaranteed you don't get to your car and find that it is late because some pillock was on the road a thousand miles away. Your car can't be late, although it can stall or not go if you did not adhere to one or to of the cons above. You can stay out till 2 in the morning and not have to get onto a scary night bus or wait for the first tube in the freezing cold. Although this can be fun sometime, not always. Bikes look cool, tubes don't =)*

More later....................................................

* These are purly personal opinions