Monthly Archives: June 2012

Man Vs the BBC part four

On the BBC iplayer help pages a message quickly went up stating that the issues with the iplayer had been solved for the majority of users. There were also instructions  for people who were still having problems. The instructions were to look … Continue reading

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Man Vs the BBC day three

When you use the “help” form supplied by the BBC you get an automated reply which says “Thank you for contacting BBC iPlayer. We cannot respond to every email we read, but do use all feedback to help improve the … Continue reading

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Man Vs the BBC (another rant)

My iplayer desktop recently developed a fault due to adobe air updating without telling the BBC. It resulted in me losing all the programs I had downloaded. A lot of other people also experienced this. None of the solutions offered … Continue reading

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Man Vs the mighty seagull (slightly strong language)

My legs hurt a lot today. All the way down the front and up the back. Also the sides and underneath as far as I can tell. Yesterday I ran 5k for the first time since the reformation, which it … Continue reading

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United Nations of Frolic

Dewi Evans lived a comfortable life by any standards. He worked in local government and lived in a quiet part of town. On the weekends he would stand on the platform of Newtown station, and patiently note down engine numbers … Continue reading

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The Fall of the House of Frolic

The 19th century saw a massive upheaval in the status quo throughout Europe. The victory of the thirteen  Federated Colonies of the Americas over the mighty British empire in 1781, the French revolution in 1789 and the publication of “The … Continue reading

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A load of Frolics

In the mid 1990s, when political correctness was revealing to the world how reckless we had been with regard to language, a rash of street names were changed to fit in with a more progressive and tolerant world view.  One of these now sits in … Continue reading

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Frolic ye not

In the late 13th century Newtown in Powys was established by an act of the then fledgeling parliament in a bid to stem the rising tide of tax havens “erupting like a plague that dwelleth not in harmony with the Kyngdome” as the high sheriff of Llanfair-yng-Nghedewain … Continue reading

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