Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 26-5-2015

You know, I’m sort of caught.   Between telling you about Didcot, and telling you about Gotham.

Right at the moment … ?   I’ve the series finale of the first series of Gotham on in the background: and it’s looking an impressive piece of work.

The one annoying thing about it, though?

Is the simple fact of that mid season break.   I can understand US channels wanting it: to boost advertising.

But as a viewer?   It’s frustrating, annoying and deeply angering.


Monday, 25 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 25-5-2015

Oh, heck … that’s sounding worse than I thought … 

If you remember, I wrote, yesterday, of the deaths of a family in Didcot, in Oxfordshire.

I thought, at the time, that it was a good old fashioned murder-suicide.

It sounds like it wasn’t.   Police are seeking the mother’s eldest child — a chap called Jed Allen — in connection with the deaths.

This is sounding … worse than I though … 


Sunday, 24 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 24-5-2015: Judgement Day … !

Oh, now that’s sad … 

You probably now I’ll have BBC Radio Four on, at this time of the morning.

I have BBC Radio Four on at this time of the morning: just in case you didn’t realise.

They’ve just had the news on.   And, buried between Ireland’s ‘Yes’ result — congratulations, there, Ireland! — and news of Sweden winning Eurovision — congratulations, Sweden! — was news of murder, in Didcot.

A man, a woman and a child.

Apparently, the police are treating it as suspicious: although no arrests have been made.

It’s sad: whenever the death of a child’s involved.   But I’m willing to hazard a guess at what’s happened.   I’m guessing somewhere along the line, one of the family — the father, I’m assuming, but could be wrong — has been put out of a job: something like that.   Or, the other reason I’m guessing at?   Is that the child or mother is seriously ill.

Whatever the motivation?

Whatever the motivation, it like someone’s decided the whole family’s death is preferable to living.

That’s sad … 

No … that’s tragic … 


Saturday, 23 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 23-5-2015: Bonnie and Clyde

Gosh, that was a hideous evening … !

You’ve probably worked out I work in a local fast food restaurant, hadn’t you?

And usually … ?   Usually, it’s a fine place to work: with both customers and co-workers being very pleasant.

But, BOY … !   Did war get a ripe customer, last night!   One who extremely aggressive, on finding out he’d have a 20 minute wait for a Mega Box: it certainly one who left me mildly concerned about my safety.

All of this … ?   All of that over a Mega Box, for heaven sakes.


Friday, 22 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 22-5-2015

Did I tell you I’ve got frequently used bits of technology?

You’d KIND of worked that out, I know that much.

t any rate, I’ve bits of technology kit I rely on: I prefer Macs, notably.   I use a lot of USB flash drives, as well.

I also make use of AdBlock Plus, a web-browser extension that does what it says on the tin: blocks adverts.

I love it, I should say.  It means I get a reassuring amount of blank space on websites: that would otherwise be occupied by irritating ads.

So I was rather pleased to see the company behind the extension has had some good news.   Recently, it’s revealed a browser for Android phones: as Google have dropped it from the Google Play store.

Slightly less recently?   They’ve won a court case in Germany that means the three companies who were suing them.   And who took several positions: ONE of which was that AdBlock Plus violated  freedom of the press.   (The companies who sued are newspapers.)

Personally?   Well, personally, I think that’s a bit silly.   Yes, there’s freedom of the press.

But there’s also a user’s right to not have adverts thrown at him!