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Nothing changes

February 11, 2009 Matt Thornton 0

It seems I’ve always been an angry man. I recently received several copies of the same stupid damn email. You will have seen it, it’s the “Bill Gates is going to give you some money for forwarding this email” bullshit. Here’s a sample.. Title: PLLLLEEEAAASSSSEEE REEEAAADDD! IT WAS ON GOOD […]

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Job. Not hero.

January 17, 2009 Matt Thornton 2

So the story is that of the Airbus crashing into the Hudson river. Captain C.B. Sully Sullenberger and the crew did a great job in ditching the plane in to the Hudson river, after it struck a flock of birds. All 150 people onboard survived, with about 80 of them […]

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Guernsey needs sewage treatment

December 1, 2008 Matt Thornton 0

The debate has raged on long and hard for years, but the simple fact of the matter is: currently, Guernsey, a well-developed financial centre of excellence, pumps raw sewage in to the sea – a sea the 2nd biggest market in Guernsey – tourism – relies on. There are many […]

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Warning: secondhand mobile phones

November 18, 2008 Matt Thornton 0

I have a mobile phone. But I don’t use it so much. So part of the reason for returning my iPhone, I must admit, was that the thought of a £36 a month contract over 18 months suddenly worked out to make bad financial sense. I’ve been on pay as […]

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Persist, and you might get free stuff: Lovefilm

September 11, 2008 Matt Thornton 3

I was a long time user of the Blockbuster mail order DVD service. For me, in Guernsey, it worked well enough, DVDs arrived promptly and I was pretty happy. Around the same time, I trialled the Lovefilm service (mainly, I think, due to a friend of mine doing one of […]