How stingy is your ISP? I did a few calculations.
No sooner have I finished my last outburst against the ludicrous, oxymoronic phenomenon that is air travel security de nos jours than I find that I’m not alone in my scepticism.
I reckon that the Euro coins are a bit like Pokémon for grown-ups. See how many different countries’ coins you can collect! At the moment, I have coins from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain and—inevitably—Belgium.
I found it in the free newspaper this morning, but I haven’t seen this news item anywhere online. Apparently, the Turkish government are to present a parliamentary bill seeking to introduce a new national currency to replace the absurdly cheap lira, the butt of many jokes:
N——’s accidental transposition of the spelling of strawberries conjured up a whimsical image in my mind, so I had to run off a quick sketch in Photoshop:
I bought a new mobile phone, a Sony Ericsson T610, earlier this week. My previous phone was a Siemens S35i, quite a capable handset, although mine had developed an intermittent fault that would cause it to cease communicating with the SIM card about once a day. That, and the fact that it had no support for newer technologies like GPRS and Bluetooth, prompted me to go for a new one.
The pick of my recent browsing:
For some reason, I can’t sleep tonight (this morning). My loss is the internet’s dubious gain, I suppose.