Month: January 2005

  • Work: Yessss! Another chargeback fought!

    Last month we had someone disputing (with their Credit card company) a payment that made to us for over a few hundred pounds! Quite a bit of money – and now the CC company (Visa) was trying to claw it back from us and then hit us with an additional charge. I spent half an […]

  • Techy: Noooo!

    Just spent the last 20 minutes rebooting all our servers after upgrading their kernels (the “main brain” of the Linux OS). Then updating corresponding software and making sure they were all nice and stable. Made the final tick on my checklist and, lo and behold, the DataCenter team decide “30 minutes late, let’s reboot all […]

  • Personal: Inland Revenue

    Aargh – a day after I receive my login details for the Inland Revenue (tax office) Self Assessment system, they send me a reminder saying I need to submit my tax return by the end of this month or pay a £100 fine. I thought I had to the end of the financial year (April). […]

  • General: How many magpies indicate sorrow?

    Earlier today, somebody searched for “how many magpies indicate sorrow” on my blog. I’ve got no idea how they found this site to perform the search – but if you are still around Mr (or Mrs) Random Searcher – here’s your answer.. According to the popular rhyme, 1 magpie indicates sorrow: One for sorrow, Two […]

  • Blogging: Redesign completed

    Well, I’ve now finished the redesign of my blog (I think it’s the 3rd redesign so far) . It makes use of PHP, Javascript and CSS – and looks best in Mozilla Firefox (the little “date tabs”/”comments left” etc have rounded corners in Firefox instead of just being square tabs). The HTML (at least of […]