I popped in to my local chemist today to buy a pack of Panadeine (100’s) – my chosen pain relief. My recipe for instant relief from pain: 2 x Panadeine and a strong cup of coffee. It works every time. Anyway, sometimes I get asked for ID, sometimes not. I suspect it’s when I buy […]
What were the top selling items in New World supermarkets in 2007? How do I know the answer to this question? The simple fact is I don’t know it for sure, but, I have it on good authority from a friend of a friend who owns a central North Island supermarket that the top three […]
From the southern end of the world – the first place that Santa visits – we wish you all a Merry Christmas. For some Christmas cheer, courtesy of Robert Earl Keen’s fine song writing, and Skinny La Veal’s once fine vocals have a festive time appreciating your friends and family.
It seems that Mattel are turning the recalled lead toys into park benches , so next time you sit down to rest your weary feet in a city park, don’t be tempted to have a suck or chew on your seat. Other ideas they have had for these recalled products are sending them to other […]
I have always thought that Web 2.0 companies choose names that look like bad txt messages: Flickr , IYomu , Bebo etc. I made a comment on Umami to the same effect – Johnny had been to Tech Crunch earlier this year and virtually every company had nonsensical names. So I found this quiz that […]
My Apple Powerbook G4 threw a wobbly last night – an electrical burning smell pervaded my study, and my laptop slowly lost power, moving onto reserve power before I shut it down to save my work. I traced the fault to an arcing power lead. A break in the plastic had caused it to short […]