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Reasons to Taser the PC brigade # 100

Reasons to Taser the PC brigade # 100

I suspect the world really has gone mad. According to the Shropshire Star, gingerbread men have been renamed gingerbread persons by Lancashire council bosses in their latest menus for the area’s primary school meals. I’m pleased to say the locals haven’t let the politically correct nutters have their way and that the gender specific gingerbread men will be back on the menu. I’m all for ensuring us females have equal rights but really, how...

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Is another 16 years enough?

Is another 16 years enough?

I see the lovely George Baker was in court today (again) facing a whole raft of charges:  attempted kidnapping, kidnapping, threatening to kill and assault with an offensive weapon in fact. Just in case the name doesn’t ring a bell, this is the scum-sucking piece of shite who bashed teenager Liam Ashley to death in the back of a prison van in 2006. Anyway, in today’s little court appearance this fine, upstanding citizen threatened to “take...

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Dear Ticketek, ushers, late arrivals, cellphone addicts

Dear Ticketek, ushers, late arrivals, cellphone addicts

Wednesday night’s Leonard Cohen concert in Christchurch was amazing but there were a few things that peeved me relating to the arena and to Ticketek. Ticketek, if you sell people tickets to an event and the name of the venue changes after you’ve sent said tickets, surely you could use your online database to email those customers to let them know? We bought our tickets the day they went on sale (June 3). They...

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And still no contact …

And still no contact …

I submitted a ticket with support at my old hosting company this morning to ask if they could tell me what their Time To Live was set at because my old, somewhat buggered site kept popping up when typing in my domain name. Got the usual automated “we got your message, we’ll get back to you” response but still haven’t had an actual answer. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised: September 3: The initial upgrade...

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Things are looking a little different

All righty then, here we are in our new home. I’ve signed up with the lovely people at Webbase and so far, so good. Of course, because my existing blog had a total meltdown and I STILL haven’t received any further response from my old host I pretty much had to adandon it because there was something screwing up the import process. However, I have managed to grab what content was still there and...

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Safety behind Windows

Safety behind Windows

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) I hope you’re all fit and well after Microsoft’s big security fix on Tuesday. According to reports it was the company’s biggest-ever fix, with a whopping 16 patches addressing 49 problems in its products. Yes, I can hear the anti-Microsoft brigade out there doing the boo-hiss thing as they nod smugly and pat themselves on the back for being clever enough to use their...

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I’m still here …

I’m still here …

Just goes to show that you never know what’s around the corner. For the past eight or so years I’ve used the same hosting company with just a few minor glitches along the way. In fact I’ve recommended the company to anyone I’ve known was looking for a home for their website. Sadly, that is no longer the case. What should have been a routine WordPress upgrade on September 3 turned into something of a...

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Ladies who lunch

Ladies who lunch

Every Friday afternoon I escape the office with one of my friends for lunch. This is a bit of a novelty since I work through my lunch break every other day of the week but I figure if I actually do the proper lunch thing once a week I can live with it. Each week we carefully consider our options for venues for these social gatherings of two and I must say, we’ve become...

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My shit list gets a new entry

My shit list gets a new entry

Congratulations TV3, you have made the grade. Again. Yes, you suck. Like something really sucky. I still haven’t forgiven you idiots for the whole Dexter debacle (you know, when they ran Dexter for just a few episodes in a non-primetime slot, decided it wasn’t rating well enough so pulled it). Now, we’ve got the Top Chef debacle. This is where they ran it for a few episodes, decided it wasn’t rating well enough so...

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Credit where credit’s due

Credit where credit’s due

This whole ministerial credit card debacle is a bit of a joke, isn’t it? I mean really, if one of us plebs had used the company credit card to live it up to the extent our elected representatives did, we’d be looking for new jobs and probably a good lawyer, as well. That Shane Jones can excuse his spending on porn movies with the old “I’m a red-blooded bloke” defence simply as insult to...

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