A tale of a Scotsman living in SW london...

Friday, May 12, 2006

Sync Software

Have come across a piece of microsoft software called sync toy. For those of you with external hard drives or backups for you digital photos, this is great - it will run (when you tell it) and echo the folder contents. Easy to use and very helpful. Oh, and it's free.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Well, it would appear that I find myself in some real rubbish hotels.

This one, which shall rename nameless, is not great. It's in Worcestershire and is somewhat shabby. The bar feels like an old staff canteen mixed with an old 70's style pub. It has green padding around the bar (nice touch). It's only saving grace is a pub called the Bear and Ragged Staff (look it up in beer in the evening web site). Food was superb, great pork steak with puy lentils and pink peppercorns. Fantastic. Plus, they had a morgan owners meeting so the place was full of very smart Morgans. Great!

Still trying to get fitter, went to the hotel gym (not great but not the worst hotel gym I've been in) and still trying to eat and drink more healtily. Getting there, but going to take a while!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Spotted...Arsene Wenger

Did you see this man leaving an east end London hotel at the weekend?


My friends know that I have issues with certain things (James Blunt for example - how???). Chip and Pin is one of them. I've never been convinced that it's any safer as anyone can look over your shoulder and see you enter your pin. Once they have that, it's fair game. There are stories of shops aiming video cameras over tills to see peoples pins. And it seems this is what may hav ehappened at Shell Petrol stations.


To me, it's a stupid idea but as it's been deployed all over the place (including Barcelona I noted last week) it's never going to change. I suspect I may have to learn to live with this one, but I don't think it's any better than signing your name. If anything, it's worse.