Category Archives: Techy Stuff

Oh Google. You killjoy!


Without going into the finer techy details of what they’ve done, the end result is that I can’t see all the search terms that brought people to my site and blog any more. You may remember, I blogged about it once or twice in the past. Rootling through the search terms was always entertaining. Alas, no more.
This means that A: I’ll have to find some other mischief to get into and more importantly B: unless I sign up to some form of paid Google account like Adwords, I now have no chance of ever beating DollyMopp’s best search term “Kilt ejaculate”.
Google. You’ve let me down.


Squonuts and other less important stuff

IMG_0582Yes really. I have no room to talk, because anyone who knows me will tell you that I amuse myself on a daily basis by making up new words for things and bastardising the words we have been very kindly provided with already, but squonuts? I mean, it’s not as if all other doughnuts are the same shape. We don’t feel the need to call them roundnuts or longnuts, so why bother?


Right, news… What have I got for you…

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Voicemail Strangeness

Dear reader, do you happen to have a mobile phone with 3 network? If so, have youStuck In Your Voicemail noticed anything odd about their voicemail?

I rang to retrieve my messages a couple of months ago and was duly informed by the nice robot man, that they had “improved their voicemail service”. Now, you’d think that by this time in my life, I would have run, screaming from the room at the mere hint of something being ‘improved’, but no. I took them at their word and thought no more of it.

Over the last few weeks I have noticed that everyone who got as far as the instruction to leave a message, has abandoned all hope and hung up. I did think it was odd, because although there are plenty of folk who do just that, there are usually at least a handful each week, who bravely soldier on and leave me some indication as to the nature of their call.

Retrieving my messages has gone like this:

Male robot: “You were called today at 20:00 hours, by telephone number 07891011121.

One second of silence

Female robot: To listen to the message again, press 1. To save the message, press 2. To delete the message, press 3

I have been deleting them. No point in keeping blank spaces.

Until the other day…

Instead of pressing 3 for delete, I accidentally pressed 1. At which point, the one second of silence I had previously heard, miraculously transformed into a fully fledged voicemail, with a real person’s voice and everything! Turns out, that’s what I have to do now to hear my messages. I can’t be the only one can I? I haven’t yet found any sign online of people complaining about this, well not on 3UK anyway, although I did find somebody who was complaining of the same problem with a different network in the US.

Anyway. Apologies to those of you who have recently left a message and then heard nothing from me.

Repeat after me: “Technology is your friend, technology is your friend.”


What the?

On every other page that banner widget thing has behaved itself, so how come it’s buggered off up to the top on this one? Answers on a postcard please…

I love Boris Johnson less then I used to 😦

If I remember, I’ll tell you why tomorrow. I’m too damn tired at the moment, so I’m off to bed.

More fiddling about with this site to look forward to in the morning.


I have email waiting to be answered as well. Don’t worry, I’ll do that in the morning as well.

Goodnight folks