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Monday, November 1st, 2010

Nagendra > I would like to let you know that you ordered two serviceson separate promotions. If you check on the Terms and Conditions ofeach offer, you will find it states that the offer cannot be combinedwith another offer. You can however, opt to have the Double Playbundle for only $69.99/mo for 6 months. You will enjoy the sameservices at that special rate given to new customers only.

Peter_ > I see - a double play bundle including just phone and internet is not listed on your web site. Does that double play bundle include only phone and internet?

Peter_ > I do not require cable tv.

Nagendra > It’s phone and internet.

Peter_ > OK. What will the cost after 6 months be.

Nagendra > Let me check it for you.

Nagendra > I am still working on your account.

15 minute wait

Peter_ > I guess that was a complicated question then. I had no idea.

Nagendra > It would cost you $129.93 per month after promotional period.

Peter_ > Wow. That’s just for telephone and internet?

Nagendra > Yes.

Peter_ > Is there a cheaper internet and phone package I can downgrade to in a double play? They don’t seem to be listed on the web site.

Nagendra > Peter, this is the cheapest one as you can seen on our website. [they can't, actually - Pete]

Nagendra > We can only offer you the service that is indicated online.

Peter_ > Is there an internet only offer I could get?

Nagendra > Yes, you can get it would cost you $57.95 + $5.00 (modemrent) + taxes.

Nagendra > I would like to give you a brief discription of our promotional offer that we are running in your area with effordableprice.

Peter_ > Is that introductory or a permanent rate?

Nagendra > It’s our regular price.

Nagendra > Peter, we do have a package here that you might be interested in.

Nagendra > I have a great package for you which is our Preferred XFTriple Play Bundle for only $119.99/month for 12 months. This includes Digital preferred cable, High Speed Internet and Digital Phoneservice.

So net result? I will not be signing up for a land line in my apartment. $65/month for a fast cable internet is reasonable, especially as Comcast seem to be the only wired internet on offer in this area. But I’m completely baffled that they think I’m going to pay $70/monthly for a “digital voice” phone line on top of that? Have they not heard of Skype?


Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Like a banana-phoenix from the flames!

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

In a reversal of February’s sad news Matt’s just passed on the announcement that Dave Dee’s Banana Warehouse will continue trading after last-gasp deal with landlord.

So there’s this thing called the information super-highway, right?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

When talking about censorship wouldn’t it be nice if politicians could leave the term “cyberspace” back in the nineties where it belongs?

Hillary Clinton weighs in on

We have been briefed by Google on these allegations, which raise very serious concerns and questions. We look to the Chinese government for an explanation. The ability to operate with confidence in cyberspace is critical in a modern society and economy. I will be giving an address next week on the centrality of internet freedom in the 21st century, and we will have further comment on this matter as the facts become clear.


Friday, September 4th, 2009

Big robot

Monday, June 15th, 2009

A really big robot

Look behind you… a three headed monkey…

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

15 years after the original, creator Ron Gilbert plays through Monkey Island. It’s nice to know that even he got stuck in a few spots and had to cheat.

this is your brain on fertilizer…

Monday, May 18th, 2009

the analogy of the brain to a computer is pathetic. The brain is actually more like an overgrown garden that is constantly growing and throwing off seeds, regenerating and so on - via tom.

I guess it was

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Sarah: “Isn’t that the google street view van?”
Pete: “Where…?”

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Stupid recession

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

I’m absolutely gutted to hear that York’s amazing Banana Warehouse is closing down.


Our student house was decorated with a selection of ludicrous record covers bought from the Banana Warehouse, all of them at least as silly as the The Ethel Merman Disco Album