Category Archives: Organizations

British Bureaucracy At Its Finest

The UK’s National Savings and Investments organisation – those lovely people who run the Premium Bonds – have finally woken up to the fact that it is now the 21st Century. For years, they would only do electronic transfers of … Continue reading

Posted in Organizations | 2 Comments

My Head Hurts

The saga of trying to get Microsoft’s Customer Support to fix an issue with Martin’s Microsoft Account rolls on. It’s been over three weeks now, and it still hasn’t got sorted. It’s not helped by the fact that the “Advocacy … Continue reading

Posted in Computers and Internet, Organizations | Leave a comment

The Bankers Do It Again

There’s a small village, Bredevoort, that lies about 7 kilometres distant from us. It’s a pretty little village of about 1,500 inhabitants, and it also has a disproportionate number of antiquarian bookshops in it. That’s because, since 1993, it has … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Organizations, Society | Leave a comment

Queen Abdicates

Stop Press: the Queen is abdicating in favour of her middle-aged son. Nope, this is not Betty handing over the reins of the monarchy to Charlie (god forbid); it’s Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands handing the reins over to Prince … Continue reading

Posted in News and politics, Organizations, Society | 4 Comments

A Sudden Departure

Well, I certainly didn’t see that coming… Steven Sinofsky, the head of the Windows division, has left Microsoft, and the question that everyone is asking is: “did he fall, or was he pushed?” There’s clearly an inside story here, and … Continue reading

Posted in Computers and Internet, Organizations | 4 Comments

False Positive?

I received an SMS message from my bank this morning telling me that my bank pass had been blocked because it had been skimmed. This I find very strange, because I have only used it twice in the last ten … Continue reading

Posted in Organizations | Leave a comment

Dissecting Windows

As we rush towards the release of Windows 8 later this week, the number of articles in the tech (and mainstream) press on Windows 8 is increasing. Most of them are instantly forgettable, but in amongst the pap and dross … Continue reading

Posted in Computers and Internet, Organizations | 2 Comments