Tag Archives: Rants

Bollocks to DST BST

By | Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Why we originally adopted DST (Daylight Savings Time) is a mixture of reasons ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Summer_Time) but the actions were rooted in a time of war. I have thought it (un-ironically) a waste of time and an anachronism. It really isn’t needed in modern life, but it never overtly affected me until the last decade or… Read More »

My Cup

By | Friday, 2 February 2018

Maybe the stresses of the world we all lived through in 2017 (and for a few years before that it feels) are finally getting to us all. Maybe it is the accelerating pace of technology and the number of new branches and innovations that has us confused and bedraggled. Maybe it is because we are… Read More »

“It was the best of times…”

By | Sunday, 31 December 2017

“…it was the worst of times” For those of you in the know the quote is of course from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, it may have also been the start to some Victorian Novel by Charles Dickens called Tale of Two somethings-or-another. So why am I using it? Well it is simple,… Read More »

Little Mis-Interpretation

By | Tuesday, 12 March 2013

It was reported in the news yesterday that a survey into profanity used while driving revealed that fifty percent of women claimed they swore in the car a opposed to forty percent of males. This, news, and I use the term very loosely was surprising as it went against a perceived grain. It also seemingly… Read More »

Just words…

By | Monday, 10 September 2012

<rant> Random Tweet “…the police broke the arm of a man in a wheelchair who was protesting disability cuts…”* So this annoyed me, for no real reason it seemed except the language colours it. What does it matter that he was in a wheelchair? What does it matter if he was male? The words colour… Read More »

Twittequette

By | Tuesday, 10 April 2012

(Twitter Etiquette) Okay so I saw this tweet (I removed the names and some of the details): “Please stop retweeting your ——. They’re spoiling my time line.”* And my reaction is now, “frack you, stop following them”. So why do I have this reaction? I guess it is because of a few reasons and just… Read More »

Train Woes

By | Friday, 27 January 2012

Okay so once again the train is delayed and this means I will miss a connection, I get really dis-chuffed when that occurs. Then I will blame privatisation. But this isn’t a random blame. Privatisation was supposed to bring us: Lower Fares. It didn’t. More trains. It didn’t. Better service. Debateable, more customer service bollocks… Read More »

Zingzillas lost their awesome

By | Saturday, 26 November 2011

So having a small child changes you, for one thing you get to watch a lot more children’s television. Despite all your protestations that you will raise your child in a bubble of academic excellence and books only, you quickly start to use the excellent service that is CBeebies. One of my favourite programs is… Read More »