You can pick anything off this shelf… between these books and these teddy bears, but not the pencils.

Like many people in London, I’m signed up to various “daily deals” provider emails.  Generally they’re a thinly-veiled way to squeeze money out of people by offering discounts on implausibly priced products, however every now & again something drifts by that’s reasonable or fits within a plan that was already …

Fiduciary asshattery

Supposing you were to be speaking on the phone to your bank, and they said “Would you like to upgrade your account from type X to type Y?”.  You establish that there’s nothing to be done other than that they make a change on one of their screens and your …

Air-cooling update: FAIL!

The great air-movement debacle continues (as expected), but following some A-class verbal punishment by Cath, the building folk agreed to provide us with a proper portable air conditioner (rather than the indoor sprinkler they’d previously furnished us with).  They couldn’t promise when it would arrive – perhaps the next day, …