I see the French space agency have put all their UFO files on the internet. Very open I thought. Funny why the UK don't do it. The government are happy to put the taxes up all the time - my council tax bill tells me how the police get 6% more each year - but hey, my wages don't increase by 6% a year, so that can't continue forever or I eventually won't be able to pay! Anyway,
I'm sick of Google wanting you to set up a Google account to use anything. I want separation between all the things I do, so I have about 14 accounts. Then they made it so that blogger needed one. And you have to use your email address rather than a username, so I'm typing in these 34 character log-ins.
I hate doing accounts. I hate it with such a vengance. I look around my office now and I cannot see one surface not covered with a pile of papers. It drives me bloody mad. Sage is shit - it's not intuitive at all and further fuels my hatred. Since I wrote this line, I have now finished my first VAT return. It wasn't too bad.
What is it about the French? Are they captured in a 1980s school text-book state of games of solitaire, yoghurt, bagettes, seaside towns and casual abandon with regard to working hours. I like 'em!
Radio Manche, a cracking little station in the Saint Lo area of north east France has re-named itself to Ten Dance Ouest. A bit mysterious, but they have the same melody in their sung jingles. You can listen online, and I often do. I think they only have presenters in the evening.
A number of eBay auctions have ended this evening, with frustrating results all round. e.g. people living hundreds of miles away with a feedback score of '0' winning something they have to collect in person. and someone living somewhere over in mainland Europe winning something I will only send to the UK. DUUUUUHHHH!!!!! Bloody people.
Not drinking alcohol seems to be quite popular these days. I know a few people who simply don't drink - it's not because they can't, it's just that they don't really see the point. I only drink champagne.
I put my tribute site to a Disney ride back online yesterday. I took it down after some bitch threatened to sue me because I'd mentioned that she'd eBayed all the stuff she'd lifted from the place when she left. Very true, but she didn't want it publicising so started throwing her weight around. She said had heard about it from the people who had actually bought the items on eBay, so they can all fuck off as well. They can all piss off too. Spoiling the fun for everyone, they are.
I hear Smooth FM in London have 'rebranded' as Smooth Radio. Excellent. Sounds very good on the air - nicer VOs than that bloody Mitch Johnson or Emma Clarke between every song, and seemingly a better range of music. Reminds me a lot of Century in the north east in the mid-90s with all the 60s songs it now plays. John Myers may have done it again. And it's good to see Gavin McCoy and Tony Myatt from Primetime Radio, a station whose closure this blog still laments, have daily shows. I've never heard the new VO guy before, but I think it's an excellent choice. They sort of 'merged' with Saga radio, so there's quite a network of stations over the UK. And the north east Century will be re-branded as 'Smooth Radio' soon too.
Allan Lake has been sacked from DAB station Core as they have opted to go automated with no presenters (while theJazz starts broadcasting WITH presenters this weekend). I first listened to Allan a month or two after he started on Capital Disney evenings. He's certainly an unpredictable broadcaster (in a good way). I can't imagine he'll be without employment for very long. The only thing I've heard him do which I thought was in poor taste was call Paul Daniels in the early hours of the morning. I thought it was disrespectful and rude.
I called a supplier today and heard that the MD has just bought a new Porche 4x4. Not bad - but now I know where my money goes! I've heard they rev their arses off by someone who test drove one. Enjoy all that extra road tax!
I think I heard Justin Lee Collins do a voice-over on a trail on BBC Four. Bloody hell - is there really so little voice talent in the UK that they have to resort to that goon to do them?!
Today I painted my new custom made garden gate, my shed, and some wooden stakes that I have attached 6 x Bose 151 waterproof outdoor speakers to. I always wanted the "Alton Towers" look, and now I have it! I also have a Panaray 502A on a nail in some trellis. Total retail value of speakers in my garden is £1660 - I hope the frogs appreciate it when I wire it all up. The neighbours probably won't! Only joking - I'm a very quiet neighbour.
My RSI has returned this last couple of weeks. I think it may either be with doing my accounts, working on a complicated website for a photographer, or being on the tills a lot at work. It could also be that I've been drinking Coca Cola for a few weeks - for whatever reason, whether it's the CO2 or what, but it always seems to make my hands hurt when I drink it.
I just heard this: The rushed speed read at the end of a radio advert for bacon in bacon sandwiches says "purchase necessary, or you'll just be eating two slices of bread".
That's all for now.