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  1. I'm looking for someone to supply and fit a small conservatory (roof and one wall) and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations or someone good to do the job? Cheers
  2. @guacamole Had a think about it and you know what, it's a pretty unique show and I'm delighted to be able to watch something like this so close to home, so I'm off to get me a pair of tickets. (Hope there's still some left after all my ummming and ahhhmmming)
  3. Dunno, if you have tons of tickets left, then the price point must have been wrong for the audience you're aiming it at. Maybe having a smaller market than the UK you need to price the event more competitively. I'd be interested in going, but a £70 price tag for a couple of hours entertainment in 2nd rate seats gives me pause ..
  4. Owen

    Go Mann Go

    Yeah, thought so too, wonder who put them together
  5. Owen

    Go Mann Go

    Anyone for a pure Manx T-Shirt? http://www.zazzle.co.uk/gomanngo
  6. No idea .. got mine 12-18 months ago if not even longer
  7. I'm there And it doesn't seem like I'm the only person in Douglas either Owen
  8. BING = But It's Not Google Here's a great comparison review: http://searchengineland.com/microsofts-bin...h-results-20006
  9. Why don't you set up a new FTP user that has httpdocs as its home directory?
  10. If you get totally stuck, just PM me .. maybe I can help Owen -------------------- My Tech Blog - ManxFriends Profile - Catch me on Twitter Here's what's going on in the Manx Blogosphere Manx Online
  11. Owen

    Sunday Stuff

    The trick is to escape while she's still in bed so she can't give you any jobs Doesn't work when you have kids who wake up 3 hours before you.
  12. Owen

    Work Permits

    I'm pretty sure thereare loads who are *able* to do the role. Whether they are *willing* to do it for salary offered is another matter, I guess
  13. Following on from the previous post: Don't get me wrong, I appreciate your sentiment in trying to reduce our connection costs. God knows I spend most of my day online. But looking at end-user costs in a different country isn't a sustainable argument. I would probably start with looking at how the cost of broadband is made up and look to see if any provider is making an unreasonable profit from their market position. That's what I would take to the Regulator.
  14. I think you'll find that there's a pretty wide variation in prices from one country to another. Here's an interesting report: http://www.technewsreview.com.au/article.php?article=6420 Expecting to get a cheaper price on the basis that "well, it's cheaper in a different country" is as ludicrous as expecting electricity to be free because the air we breathe is free. Factors of production and economies of scale vary from one country to another; as to consumer attitude and market conditions; and at the end of the day the correct price for a good is whatever the market will bear. Again, speaking to a saleperson in a different country isn't really helpful, but if you really think it helps you gain some perspective, Verizon have a $79.99/month deal where you get broadband, TV and phone; you might want to give them a call and see if they'll sympathise too. Based on your experience with the UK provider above, they'll probably recommend you take it up with the FCC
  15. Another obvious question .. you're aware of what apps are running across your network and what their bandwidth requirements are, right? My in-laws had a similar problem in Malta (streaming choppyness as a result of reduced bandwidth) which only happened intermittently. Turned out one of the family had Ares installed on his laptop which was consuming all outgoing bandwidth when his laptop was on. He thought he wasn't responsible because "I wasn't downloading anything". This could be a problem even with outside the realm of P2P file sharing. Apps like Skype and Joost create nodes on "inactive" peers to help traffic propagation; but the net effect is that it consumes bandwidth for you.
  16. There's an event organised by the British Computer Society tomorrow at the Claremont with someone from Microsoft coming to talk to us about Windows 7. Open to anyone, sandwiches provided. More info: http://www.bcs.org.im/index.php/2009/04/windows-7/
  17. Nothing with an "Abbey" name .. but: (from the link above)
  18. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbys...-on-market.html Interesting -------------------- My Tech Blog - ManxFriends Profile - Catch me on Twitter Here's what's going on in the Manx Blogosphere Manx Online
  19. http://ocuta.mybrute.com/ We need a clan
  20. From http://www.manxradio.com/newsread.aspx?id=34498 -------------------- My Tech Blog - ManxFriends Profile - Catch me on Twitter Here's what's going on in the Manx Blogosphere Manx Online
  21. I quite liked the new IE 8.1 feature list: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/31...le-eyes-leaked/
  22. I'm using: AdBlock (essential) Download Statusbar Download Helper Firebug (essential if you do any web dev) ForecastFox SearchStatus Shareaholic Ubiquity Zemanta (essential if you do any blogging) Used to use more, but cleaned up to improve perf (plus some don't work on FF 3.1b3)
  23. What is Twitter? No really .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN2HAroA12w
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