Month: July 2012

July 7, 2012
Or how not to do customer service…

About a week ago, my electric shower went wrong. I lost pressure out of the shower head, and water started gushing out of a hole in the bottom of the unit. I was initially alarmed, but on inspection, I could see this hole was deliberately made, and therefore meant for water to come out of, under certain circumstances.

July 7, 2012
I’ve never been interested in Tennis, but the Ladies and Men’s Wimbledon finals are being broadcast in 3D on BBC HD this weekend. I had set up my box to record them, as I was going to show it off to my brother when he visits in a couple of weekends. As it happens, our plans have changed, and I am visiting him instead. But I’d forgotten about Wimbledon, until I noticed the box was recording.

I have to say, it does look pretty good. The 3D effect is very natural, and conducive to watching. My only criticism is the score at the top, which is “popped” out of the screen. If this was only up there in between games, it would be ok, but having it there all the time is totally distracting and unnecessary.

July 7, 2012
July 6, 2012
Am a little bit peeved that Google have announced the demise of iGoogle. I’ve used it for some time, and find it handy to have certain bits of information – calendar, to-do list, and certain RSS feeds I follow – come up on screen whenever I do a search.

All of the gadgets I have on iGoogle have alternatives, but it is the habit of seeing them there as a reminder several times a day, that helps me keep on top of things I want to follow.