Twice this year I have been sent customer feedback surveys before I have even received the items, because they were delayed so badly. Arse, meet elbow.
If you’re interested, the guilty parties are Specsavers (my glasses took 6 weeks to arrive) and Currys PC World (I’m still waiting on my new Chromebook).
Many of the podcasts I listen to are currently running ads from Bose imploring me to buy their headphones “to enjoy podcasts in even better sound quality”.
I have to say, when listening to a heavily compressed MP3 that has usually been recorded in a spare room by a semi-professional using budget domestic microphones, with their friend connected via a shaky Skype connection, while I am walking along a busy city street or riding a noisy bus… sound quality isn’t my top priority.
It’s worth reading the full transcript of Lewis Hamilton’s press conference following his championship victory on Sunday (scroll down to about halfway down the page to see “Questions to Lewis Hamilton”). As noted by Andrew Benson, his answers are long, in-depth, and provide an interesting insight into the mindset that has seen him step up a level this year.
It’s always great to hear new music from the Focus Group. Stop-Motion Happening has more wronged-up sound collages of mis-remembered pasts. Here’s a clip.
In fairness, those screenshots don’t look too different to many films these days.
It’s great to see Iain Lee winning a big radio award for best (non-breakfast) speech presenter. I’ve written before about how brilliant Iain Lee’s radio work is. His TalkRadio show is, by some margin, the most interesting on radio today.
When did ‘centrist’ come to be used to describe pretty much anyone who’s not a bit of a dick?
Can publishers just please stop it with all this video? I just declared bankruptcy on the long list of videos I told myself I was going to watch.
Probably only about 20% of links I click are worth my time. With videos, there is no good way of scanning to find out. You just have to sit through it to find out — by which time it’s too late.
I’ve gone a bit over the top baking a cake for a charity coffee morning at work tomorrow. I didn’t fancy making muffins or anything simple, so I have ended up making something way too elaborate. I won’t be able to finish it until about 1am. 😩
Please excuse the shakiness here while I experiment with new ways of blogging, and explore different ways of syndicating to other platforms.