My son James is five years old. This morning (10th January), before we left the house, we'd remarked to him that it would probably be indoor playtime today because of the weather. It's about 20 minutes drive from our house to James' school. As I was walking him from the car to school, our conversation went like this:
  • Me: So, what do you normally do if it's a wet playtime?
  • James: Well last time, on October 13th, year 3 and 4 came into the hall to play with us.
  • Me: That's amazing! You remember the actual date?
  • James: Yes, it was Jake's birthday.
  • </ul> </blockquote> Now the question is, should I check with his teacher to see if he's right?

Software patents are a terrible idea. Sign the "Thank you, Poland!" letter

Another power cut last night. 03:10 to 04:20. Time to write a letter I think…

Another one today. Not sure of the exact time, but from my system log it seems to have lasted from about 13:50 to 16:05.

My current phone is a SonyEricsson P900, which I got nearly a year ago on an Orange contract. Before that I had a Nokia 7650 on SinglePoint. Last night while running a bath for the kids I got a phone call from someone at Vodafone. They asked me if I wanted to return - the guy said that they weren't dealing with SinglePoint any more as it had cost them too many users. I questioned him further and he said that they'd bought out SinglePoint and immediately got rid of 50% of their staff. It seems that SinglePoint had such a bad customer services reputation that customers were leaving in droves. I've just had a gander at the Vodafone website, and there is a press release confirming that they have bought out SinglePoint for £405m. However it's written in fairly glowing terms and doesn't even hint at any problems with SinglePoint I didn't really mind the intrusion, the guy was quite pleasant, and it was useful information. For the moment though I'm quite happy with Orange.