2 Aug 2010

On the Amazon Kindle, Model Numbers, and The Bezos Big Block Graphic

I just ordered a Kindle. I’d tell you the model number, but it doesn’t seem to have one. My confirmation email tells me that I’ve ordered the “Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6″ Display, Graphite, 3G Works Globally — Latest Generation”. Just trips off the tongue, doesn’t it? There’s a lot of strange things about […]

8 May 2010

Parcel Farce

I ordered a replacement WiFi router the other day, from eBuyer. Earlier on this week I got a card through the door saying that Parcelforce had tried to deliver it. On the Parcelforce website, I found that I could re-arrange delivery to a local Post Office, and pick it up from there. So, I did […]

11 Jun 2009

Why Toodledo’s Downtime Isn’t Bothering Me

Today, Toodledo.com, my to-do list service, has become Toodledon’t .com. I got a hint of trouble when my normal overnight email of my task “hotlist” wasn’t waiting in my Inbox this morning, and a quick visit to Toodledo’s site confirmed that there was indeed a problem. Instead of the normal, pleasant Toodledo interface, there was […]

19 Nov 2007

Random observation

Life is fractal. Every day is a life in microcosm. If you put little things off until 11pm and then do them badly, then you’ll put the bigger things in life off until you’re 80 and then do them badly, too.