Thanks Tesco, thesco.

Price drop fail

The Lord Shineth Over Tesco

Trangia 25-6 HA

I am exceedingly pleased with my new Trangia 25 Hardanodised Cookset With Kettle & Spirit Burner, it is simply awesome and a stunning addition to my kit. I've only got the multi fuel burner at present running off meths, so it smells a bit like out old garden train set, but the design, efficiency and beauty are just excellent. Why is not everything desired with such love and attention to detail.

Spot the University of Southampton Logo

After a £500,000 redesign, does it really stand out as they said it would?

Oh How Exceptionally Cute

So this is why people have children - to dress them up in super cute outfits. This is also where Monsoon and others make a heap of money. But damn they're cute though.

Fwd: Thanks for visiting the Genius Bar.

Could this get any more racially diverse correct? All thats missing is an albino dwarf.

How did we do?


These are our wedding rings taken the day before our UK wedding in Cheltenham.

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Image Identification

My wife is reading this book. I glanced at it and asked her if it mentioned where the photo on the front cover was taken. She searched and found no reference (Korean books don't tend to label every photo), I said it reminded me of Chang Gyeong Palace in Seoul and So opened my laptop and found in Picasa a photo I had taken of the exact same piece of wall in Jongmyo Temple (37.575 N 126.993 E). We compared them and could match each stone exactly. I was pretty impressed with my identification skills, now if only there was a way in which I could use these skills.

Stitched photo of the exact same bit of wall.

PS3 LoveFilm - Utterly Useless

Stupidity on the PS3
Anyone who's updated their PS3 recently will have noticed, perhaps with excitement, their film menu now has a 'Love Film' application. "Sweet!" you might exclaim, but that will be short lived as their application is utterly pathetic.

First fail: there is no option to have an account that only allows streaming through your PS3 so you have to pay for a DVD by post even though that is frankly pointless when you have a PS3 capable of streaming the very film you wait two days to receive and might be scratched when you get it. Sure you get the extras on a DVD, but really is that worth the hassle?

Second fail: the cheapest account (£5.99) gives you 2 hours of streaming time. At the 120th minute Love Film tell me your streaming JUST STOPS. Seeing as most films these days seem to be over 2 hours this must be as frustrating as hell. And considering how poorly the application seems to be put together I doubt you will be alerted beforehand that the film you've chosen will not be watchable. Why would they not make it so that you can get only one film streamed in it's entirety and no more - clearly this 2 hour is ment to represent this.

Third fail: the application itself advertises the £8.16 account as the cheapest account and makes no mention of the £5.99 option. It's only if you're willing to pay £9.99 can you get unlimited viewing.

Forth fail (and this is just not acceptable): you can't quit the application. Seriously, you can't. Pressing the PS3 button - the method used for quitting ALL playstation applications does nothing. Actually, no, it does something - it shows a red warning saying "that operation is not allowed"! WTF? I wrote straight to LoveFilm to ask what has gone wrong and they confirmed that you can't quit the application. The only way to quit is to hold down the PS3 button for five seconds which essentially brings up the PS3 equivalent to Ctrl-Alt-Delete to force quit the application. What utter stupidity, I just can't believe the shocking lack of any though put into this program.

Utter idiocracy.