My wireless connection problems are (almost) over. The folks at Asus offered all manner of laborious solutions to the notorious “pending …” problem on my Eee PC, and they even took it back for repair. Nothing worked – I simply could no longer connect to my WiFi router using WEP security.
I was left with a simple choice. Continue reading
What’s in a name? Well Juliet, I take your point, but still … Calling a film Doubt is pretty crass – then there’s the equally bad choice of Milk, and as long ago as 1990 they picked the title Misery for Rob Reiner’s otherwise excellent thriller. That put me off seeing it for quite a while.
In the case of Doubt (2008) I chose to see it despite the unfortunate title simply because Continue reading
I just heated up a mug of coffee in the microwave oven, and did what I always do. I set the timer, pressed the button, waited, watched – then cancelled five seconds before the end.
Whatever length of cook time was initially chosen, I invariably run out of patience and grab my coffee before the beep.
I got a real sense of achievement this morning. I logged out of a website and got this message
You have now successfully logged out
I think this sort of confirmation should be extended to other challenging everyday tasks. How about receipts which say
You have successfully purchased something
or perhaps on clocks
You have successfully checked the time
Congratulations like this don’t cost anything and make the world a nicer place. You have successfully read this blog entry.