All entries for August 2005

August 27, 2005

Windows Media Player

I was using Media Player the other day when I encountered this error:

Error: Reached end of file

Media Player is so crap, it can't even cope with running out of stuff to play…


Rising Petrol Prices

I came accross this, and thought I'd share it with you.

An interesting thought
Rising Petrol Prices – pls read and pass on

See what you think and pass it on if you agree with it. We are hitting 95p a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with paying £1 a ltr. Philip Hollsworth offered this good idea:

This makes much more sense than the "don't buy petrol on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to hurt ourselves by refusing to buy petrol. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.

But, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work. Please read it and join in! Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that buyers control the market place not sellers. With the price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come down is if we hit someone in the pocket by not purchasing their Petrol! And we can do that without hurting ourselves. Here's the idea:

For the rest of this year, don't purchase any petrol from the two biggest oil companies (which now are one), Esso and BP. If they are not selling any petrol, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Esso and BP petrol buyers.

That's the end of the principle, the rest of the email is just concerned with how many people could potentially be reached by this. Feel free to read it if you want.
It's an interesting idea, and is deinately better than not buying petrol…
It's really simple to do!! Now, don't whimp out on me at this point… keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

I am sending this note to a lot of people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30×10 = 300)... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300×10 = 3,000)... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over three million consumers!

If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it… three hundred million people!!!

Again, all You have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. (And not buy at Esso/BP). How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 million people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!! I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential , did you! Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on. Please hold out until they lower their prices to the 69p a litre range. It's easy to make this happen.

Just forward this email, and buy your petrol at Shell, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Jet, etc. i.e. boycott BP and Esso.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!


I'm confused…

Follow-up to Scotland isn't Scottish from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

I was going back over my older entries last night, when I noticed this entry. It's an actual entry, but it's the wrong date…
I have two of them; the real one from a few weeks ago, and this mysterious one from a few months ago.

Weird…


August 23, 2005

I didn't do nuffin', and anyone what says I did is a liar…

Follow-up to The chicken or the egg from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

I've just found an article on Wikipedia on the Chicken or the Egg that predates mine by quite some time and is basically identical to my argument, but a lot better written.
I'm pretty certain that, in this case, theirs came first, and I promise I didn't copy…

August 19, 2005

Show Me 'Potato Salad'!

Follow-up to PC or Mac? from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

Here are the results of the poll so far, assuming I counted correctly. I’ll keep updating them if I receive more comments:

Last updated: 04:13pm 27th August 2005

PC
67%
6
Graph BarGraph Filler
Mac
33%
3
Graph BarGraph Filler

PC or Mac?

No diagram this time; I’m sure you don’t need one.

Again, answers on a postcard…

And, following a comment I just noticed on the last one (sorry Darren; never thought to look for trackbacks), commenting’s open to all.


August 18, 2005

Spend some money

Crime Traveller Bugs
Crime Traveller and Bugs; you should all go and buy them, right now, 'cause the're great.
Play.com seems to be the cheapest online. The images link to the items. £30 each. Bargin!

August 15, 2005

Education is a wonderful thing…

Follow-up to It's not spam, dammit! from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

Gmail appears to have learned; the comment emails seem to be getting through.

August 13, 2005

It's not spam, dammit!

I don't like the new style of comment–alert emails; they have the from as the commenter. The old ones were marked as from me and to me, which was fine, but the new ones are getting picked up as spam by Gmail. I'm sure it'll learn eventually, but for now it's just annoying.

August 12, 2005

Insert Speeding–Car Sound Effect Here

I've decided I like driving on motorways; motorways are fun. Well, maybe not this motorway:

Spaghetti Junction
http://hitite.adlibsoft.com/wwwopac.exe?DATABASE=thesau&te=ROAD

but motorways in general. It's just a shame that the limit's 70 mph; I'm sure I could have got BSM's Corsa up to at least 90…


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