Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Versatile tickets

Or not.

Came to pay for a car park ticket today, and the machine insists that it has to be inserted with the magnetic stripe on top and to the right.

What gives? It's trivially easy to make the thing read it whatever way you put it in, and pretty well any machine does that. But not these brand new ones, it would appear.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Britain's got Talent?

I wouldn't normally watch this, but other family members had it on.

Generally, though, the show proves that its title is false. And the few examples of real talent amongst the talentless rubbish that came forth serve to emphasise the point.