Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I feel like a goose. I have just looked myself out of my voicemail box for my mobile phone. Yet another reason for recording passwords and access codes somewhere!

Sign of the times

You know you've been playing too many computer-based games when you finish a word puzzle in the newspaper and can't work out why it's not telling you you're got it right (or wrong) ... and you miss the applause!

Monday, February 21, 2011

One phone call?

Once upon a time it used to be (well, if you believed the television shows) that people who were arrested and taken off to jail would be allowed one phone call. Today, I was listening to the radio and the report came in of a teenager who was tweeting on her way to the police station - and this tweet had been picked up by the news media. Does this mean the one-call limit no longer applies - if it ever did - especially if you have a smart phone or another way of connecting to the Internet?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Send me a sign ...

... but tell me what it means! I went to fill the Volvo with fuel yesterday but no matter how hard I tried it wouldn't open (it's linked to the car's central locking - or it's supposed to be). I took the car home and was able to open the "fuel filler flap" after a search on the Internet - and resolved to fuel up this morning. Not to be ... I had pulled into the side street to go into the service station before I saw the fire engine blocking the driveway and that all of the forecourt area was covered in foam ... there had been a fuel leak! So I drove off thinking maybe the third time I try this it will be lucky ... and wondering if this had some particular meaning or significance in life's great scheme of things. Time will tell.