Archive for June, 2006

Google Checkout is live!

June 29, 2006

I’d be interested to see how this fairs against the likes of paypal. Whilst i have nothing against paypal, with the mighty google in the picture i can see them making more that just a little impact in the world of online payment processing. The advantages of the google system is that it will link in with your adword campaigns, giving you free payment processing for every £x’s of adword ‘tokens’. As opposed to the likes of worldpay and secpay which charge per transaction, this is effectively giving you a load of free adwords tokens. Nice!

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LG Pah

June 28, 2006

On the recommendation of my friend at work i opted to buy an LG 32 LCD (32lx2r). Well all i can say is that I’m very disappointed. Reading about it seems that many LCD have the problem of rendering black correctly (my Apple Cinema Displays however don’t have this problem – go figure). When the LG is just showing something which is meant to be black it’s just grey (backlight showing though) and as you can imagine this affects the picture you can get from the set.

In addition to this problem it won’t work with a sky+ remote version 6 and below (which is the current model) and doesn’t auto switch on receiving a wide/not wide signal from the channel. All in all i’m very disappointed and in addition to that curry’s won’t take it back! I always buy Sony! Why did i do this? No worries it’ll not happen again!

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Random Act of Kindness

June 23, 2006

Who say’s that nice people don’t exist anymore in big cities? Heading over to watch Mission Impossible 3 in Leeds with Steve, we decided to call into Nandos in the Light. After finishing our burgers we were greeted by a Waitress asking if we going to be watching the footy or Pirates of the Caribbean on the 6th of July. We you can imagine my response! Footy pah, who watches that! Which of course turned into a full on conversation about films etc.. Once i get going on films there’s no stopping it 🙂 Following our conversation she offered to cover our deserts. I was just blown away by that. Not that anyone will ever read this but that was just super kind! Thank you! Now i admit not many of you would find this very interesting but to me it offers a glimmer that people do exist in big cities which have time for others.

This is turning into a ‘people who have been randomly nice to me’ blog… lol

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Tango’s Sony Bravia Takeoff.

June 16, 2006

Looks like the people over at the Swansea North Residents Association are up in arms about a Tango TV Ad filmed on their doorsteps. Complaining about the fruit pulp on their streets. Don’t know about you but i think the film is fantastic! Top dog tango! (Assuming you don’t get sued by Sony ;))

[edit] Well it actually turns out that the whole site is a clever marketing ploy by tango (or their advertising partners). Still fantastic!

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Cat + £1700 Laptop

June 9, 2006

Some people seem to have more money than sense…. But it is rather funny 😉


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