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McLaren F1

Alonso & Lewis Hamilton star in a humorous public relations exercise. Bet it cost less than £50 million though!

Relations between Hamilton & Alonso are becoming more publicly strained , there was that pit lane incident at the Hungarian Grand Prix which lead to

We’re extremely competitive. We can’t be best friends…
Lewis Hamilton

Alonso being removed from pole position and ultimately McLaren losing all constructors points for the race.

Of course the drivers views of the incident differed considerably, well some what less after Ron Dennis collared them.

After the holiday between races Ron Dennis arranged a meet and convenient press conference for the drivers to announce a truce. Continue reading

Gorillas in our midst

Cadbury showcase new talent

Having enjoyed a few beers, perhaps just one too many, whilst watching the game I had gone into stare mode in front of the television. Suddenly I am snapped back to ‘the here and now’ by some amazing imagery…

Completely taken aback by what I thought I had just witnessed I immediately did what any other human being would have done, with one hand I hit rewind on the Sky+ remote and with the other hand I entered Cadbury Gorilla into the Google search bar on the laptop sitting beside me. Continue reading

More fun with 404 error’s

When the error page is more interesting than the content404-cartoon.jpg

Over the years I have had some private smiles by making custom ‘404 file not found’ error pages, yes a bit odd I know. But look what I have just found… the unofficial appreciation society for 404 pages. Be sure to check these in particular –

Got any more? post me a link please…

aria.co.uk suck!

Britain’s biggest pc component supplier goes tits up within a month..

From a customer service point of view aria.co.uk have gone from hero to zero in the space of a month. Surely not, your thinking, they usually get the stuff to you next day and the prices are always good. And up until February the third this year you would be correct.

Then they upgrade their computer system over the weekend. You gotta love the irony of it, britains biggest pc component supplier updates its systems and the whole thing goes horribly wrong. Continue reading

Abergavenny In Top 10

Discover The Best of British

Abergavenny town centre

Abergavenny named one of UK’s Top 10 Country Towns.

Abergavenny has been named one of Britain’s Top 10 Country towns in Period Living & Traditional Homes magazines Best of British Awards 2004-2005.

Over 200,000 readers of this market-leading title were asked to nominate the aspects of traditional British life that they love best.

Well its nice that somebody noticed! Continue reading

Wi-fi gives you breasts…

Wi-fi could be altering our DNA

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Men will grow breasts and Hamsters will become feral, suggests Gary Marshall in .net magazine. Two UK schools have just banned Wi-Fi after pressure from concerned parents. Those parents are undoubtedly well meaning, but they are also idiots.

To date there’s no evidence that Wi-Fi is any more of a threat than a non geneticly tampered Hamster. However campaigners are quick to point out that it cannot be proved that it is safe. The internet is blamed for the numourous sites warning you about Wi-Fi. Continue reading