Archive for January 2018

I’m Siri I Haven’t a Clue

Posted by on January 21st 2018 in LMAO!, Video (YouTube, Vimeo etc.)

At Tuesday's pub quiz at the Red Lion I was asked if I "do social media". My response was "No, unless you count blogging as "doing social media"". Maybe the following explains why I'm not a part of the herd:


People in glass houses…

Posted by on January 17th 2018 in Rambling on...

The school has a hi-tech ID-card-entry security system which feeds info into a little box called a computer. In theory, at all times said computer should know exactly who is on the premises and where they should be, logging all arrivals and departures.

Sadly, said computer isn't very clever and often has to be corrected by manual input.

And when the absentee isn't the pupil but is actually the member of staff responsible for making those manual corrections, the system goes to shit, sending out all sorts of inaccurate automated texts to unsuspecting parents, and waking the synthetic voice which rings our land-line to further the spread of fake news...

Press "1" for Bollocks, press "2" for Bullshit, press "3" to talk to a hapless keyboard-jockey.

In loco parentis, eh?

Auntie has a dicky ticker

To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous grammar
Or to take arms against a sea of illiterates...


Here's evidence that The Beeb uses your licence fee to pay infant-school kids to input data - this sample of their output is from today's BBC News:

That was at 14:42. They must have been kept back after school to do it again - by 16:36 they'd posted a different yet still flawed version:

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