Test card on BBCi

For some time I’ve been aware that my TV’s setup is drifting slightly, and I’m losing more picture off the bottom of the screen than I would like. Borrowing a test pattern generator is a bit of a hassle, so I’ve not got around to sorting it out. Now someone’s revealed how to get a … Read more

Does no one read what they write any more?

A colleague has drawn my attention to this news story from the BBC. The story is interesting in its own right, but I was struck by the phrase “A BBC journalist and an actor posing as fake academic were invited …”. I can’t help feeling they’d have done better if they had posed as real … Read more

Good news, bad news

On Friday I phoned my doctor to get the results of the upper arm X-ray I had a couple of weeks earlier. The good news is that I don’t have a secondary cancer from the melanoma I had in 2005, but the bad news is that I don’t have frozen shoulder (which would get better, … Read more

A weekend in the garden

Here goes – my first ever blog. Probably a waste of time, but you’ll never know unless you try it. Last week’s cold and wet spell ended on Friday, and S was back at work on Saturday, so I had no excuse for not getting out into the garden. I’m a complete beginner at gardening, … Read more