Category Archives: Techy Stuff

Oh Google. You killjoy!

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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.

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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.”

*Sigh*

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.

*Sigh*

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

Goodnight folks

Amanda

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