Things I’ve learned this week…

Posted by Chris Green on Monday February 26 @ 3:11 pm

Ok, this post is more a case of things I learned last week, but it’s been a hectic seven days for the IT industry’s most controversial (and according to one reader, dashingly handsome) journalist:

1) My attention has been grabbed by the arrival in the IT PRO office of a giant paperclip and a giant calculator from an as-yet unidentified source (could this be the geek equivalent of sending flowers? If so, keep’em coming!)
2) The Rover 75 will do 120 miles an hour.
3) Sky is set to pull its basic channels from Virgin/NTL/Telewest, which will make keeping my cable TV box pointless as I only had it installed as it was cheaper than installing another Sky box in the house, and would still allow me to get Sky One in my bedroom.
4) Tony Blair is even more of a prat than I thought.
5) Twitter is not only addictive and dangerous, it is also expensive, as my most recent mobile phone bill demonstrates.
6) Trying to plan a holiday is incredibly stressful, especially if you want to do something in August.
7) I’ve signed up for Facebook – not sure why?
8.) My Sky+ box has almost run out of space, so I’m now seriously looking at taking time off work in order to actually watch some of the stuff that I’ve been taping for the last few months.
9) I have started thinking about this summer’s barbecue party.
10) The Slingbox is still one of the best bits of kit I reviewed in 2006, not sure I can part with it now.
11) Words can be powerful things…..

Tune in next time for more unusual thoughts and cryptic messages.

4 responses to “Things I’ve learned this week…”

  1. Justin says:

    i’ve learnt that i’m not very good on Mondays…

  2. Chris Green says:

    You are clearly not drinking enough.

  3. 8+10
    use the Slingbox to what what’s on the Sky+ box
    get a £30 DVD recorder and plug it into the SCART on the Sky+ box

    1 looking up the WHOIS data means we have a fair idea who’s sending these (and it’s not my first guess of

  4. Chris Green says:

    It’s just as well that I can’t get to the Slingbox through the Dennis firewall, else I’d never get any work done. However, it is a godsend the rest of the time, especially when travelling.

    I already dump loads of stuff down to DVD and watch them on planes, but I’m clearly not flying enough as I’m still not watching/downstreaming faster than the Sky box is recording.

    As for the giant stuff – I’ve got a few ideas which I think are different to who you and Simon are thinking of.

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