Showing posts with label boredom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label boredom. Show all posts

Saturday, 24 January 2009


We are more bored, more tired and less likely to know our neighbours, so sayeth the New Economics Foundation (NeF) BBC NEWS

We Brits came in sixth place on the happy scale, and thirteenth on the wellbeing scale.

The Danish topped the ratings overall, and the French were two places below us in wellbeing.

According to the Nef, the UK was among the bottom four of the 22 nations on the basis of feelings of trust and belonging, including how close they were to their neighbours.

Nic Marks, founder the Centre for Well-being at Nef, said: "Governments have lost sight of fact that their fundamental purpose is to improve the lives of their citizens...
"The UK's long hours culture and record levels of personal debt, have squeezed out opportunities for individuals, families and communities to make choices and pursue activities that would best promote personal and social well-being."

I’m with you there Nic.

This will be the last Angus blog for a while; I am taking some time off to attend to real life issues, but check back now and again, you never know!

"Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms." Kahlil Gibran-“The Philosophy of Logic”


Saturday, 17 January 2009


It’s Saturday and absolutely heaving it down ‘ere in ‘ampshire, thanks to BT my Internet connection keeps cutting out and my foot is still painful.

So I saw this BBC NEWS and thought I would “have a go”, I am not a fan of Microsoft as a company, their software is Okish, it takes them too long to fix the bugs, maybe they should employ the hackers, it could halve the time.

Anyway the EU has decided that Microsoft is preventing “consumer choice” by bundling IE with XP or Vista or the other operating systems.

Fair point I suppose, but you don’t have to use IE, I do because I am lazy and can’t be bothered to change, my own fault, I am using IE7 because MS told me it was faster, safer and better, bollocks, I have had nothing but trouble with the damn thing, it keeps freezing up.

When I send the “error” message there is a page that says: “this error was caused by Internet Explorer, did this help? Please comment” Which I have, and it hasn’t helped.

But as I said, my own fault.

Another pop at MS BBC NEWS the US financial watchdog, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has reopened an insider trading inquiry into Microsoft.

And yet another problem for Mr W Gates BBC NEWS Ms are appealing against a 899m euros ($1.4bn; £680.9m) fine given for defying sanctions imposed on it for anti-competitive behaviour.

There are loads of other browsers available Internet Browser Software Review 2009 this site compares the 10 most popular.

To sum up, yes you can use other browsers if you want to, if you are like me and can’t be “bovered”, you will have to put up with the glitches, but isn’t it bloody annoying!

A really boring post I know but that is how I feel-really bored.

“Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.”- Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton. (Boring name)