Month: March 2010

  • TV: Have I Got News For You Filming

    Quick overview of the fun that was had at the recording for the 1st episode of the new series of Have I Got News For You.

  • Car Costs: Buy and replace or just hire?

    It appears our 9 year old Fiat Punto is on its way out – after buying it a new battery (£40) and putting it in, we checked it worked. White smoke started coming out the exhaust. We then checked the oil dipstick and it looked like chocolate milk – a sign the head gasket has […]

  • Funny: Funny Linux Commands

    Shamelessly stolen from Frank Mash (or, as UK news organisations will probably argue, “this orphaned content found was at …”): % cat “food in cans” cat: can’t open food in cans % nice man woman No manual entry for woman. % “How would you rate Quayle’s incompetence? Unmatched “. % Unmatched “. Unmatched “. % […]

  • Varnish: Normalizing / Normalising the url

    We’ve had a small issue with our installation of the Varnish Proxy Cache not working as efficiently as we hoped. This was tracked down to the fact we are using Google Adwords and Google Analytics for tracking and Google was adding query string items such as utm_source , utm_medium , utm_campaign and gclid to the […]