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Snapfish First Collection: Photos Not There

28/08/07 - 17.50

I tried to pick up my photos from my local Jessops today. But I found that they were not there yet. I was told by Snapfish that they would be. This is the first time that I have used Snapfish – and admittedly I am not giving them any money for this service – but really I expect better. I am going to try to get them tomorrow.

August 28th, 2007 - 5.50 PM | No Comments »

Snapfish Update: I’m Collecting My Free Prints Today

28/08/07 - 12.30

I’m heading into town today to see if I can pick up the free prints that I ordered. If so it is important to note that I Have not paid a penny to HP or Snapfish for them. Lets see if it works. More details of the offer on the original post.

August 28th, 2007 - 12.30 PM | No Comments »

I’m Interested In This… Extra Borrowing From Natwest

26/08/07 - 18.19

Natwest - Extra Borrowing

I wonder if this will come to anything. Watch this blog for details. I’ll phone them on Tuesday.

August 26th, 2007 - 6.19 PM | No Comments »

Zack’s Great Comment on Hotmail Is Not Closing

26/08/07 - 18.07

I’ve just seen this great comment from Zack on my Hotmail Closure (Part 1) article. I thought it was worth posting about.

Zack writes:

aswell many of these chain letters state that there are only 578 names left. Consider this:

Your email address can be anywhere from 1-64 characters in length.
in your email address, you can have anything from a-z,
0-9, preiods(.), hyphens(-) and underscores (_) thats a total of 38 possibilities for EVERY 64 characters in your email address.
that means that there are 64^38 (2 760 698 530 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000) possible email addresses.

now for the funny part:

the worlds population is only 6 602 244 175 (as of july, 2007)
that would mean in order for there to be ONLY 578 names left…. every single person on this planet would need to have:
4 181 454 786 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 email addresses….

I think Zack’s analysis only covers email address of 64 chracters. Since you can have email addresses of anywhere between 1 and 64 characters there are even more possibilities. But the point is very well made. Hotmail is not running out of email addresses.

August 26th, 2007 - 6.07 PM | No Comments »

iPhone Facebook On Netvibes Rocks!

26/08/07 - 17.18

I will not be going to Facebook.com again for some time. The iPhone version of Facebook is great to use in any version (see it here) but I think it is better suited to a smaller screen. Hence it works perfectly as a widget. You can browse, post, change your status, check your inbox etc. And you don’t see any of the new application shit. It is simply marvellous. Ad free for the moment too.

August 26th, 2007 - 5.18 PM | No Comments »

I’m Growing My Nails

24/08/07 - 20.24

Here’s what they are like now.

Might look short to you but I don’t normally have any white bits. They are surprisingly tough and already I am put off biting them. Heading for my first real nails in over 10 years.

August 24th, 2007 - 8.24 PM | No Comments »

Snapfish Gives 20 Free Photo Prints

24/08/07 - 20.16

Upfront catches: 100% free 6 x4 prints are available for collection in your nearest Jessop’s store. Alternatively you can pay for postage (99 p).

The offer is simple. You sign up for an account on the website. You upload your photos and the first twenty prints are yours free in the 6 x 4 size. Even better is when you recommend a friend you get another 20 free prints. So please if you feel interested by this offer email me at snapfish@davyson.com and I will refer you — getting the both of us 20 free prints each.

August 24th, 2007 - 8.16 PM | No Comments »

Yahoo! Photos Closes October 18th

24/08/07 - 17.39

Flickr is to become Yahoo’s only online photo service when they kill off Yahoo! Photos in less than two months time. This can only be great news for Flickr users as it shows Yahoo focusing more of their efforts on Flickr. As I said with the release of Flickr’s new web uploader Flickr is looking like a really complete photo site experience. There is nothing else quite like it on the internet. With video coming to Flickr soon it is important that it is dealt with in the right way… and with more people working on it there is more chance this will happen.

I wonder if the price of Flickr will increase and/or the amount of videos you can upload will be at all limited. Hmmm.

August 24th, 2007 - 5.39 PM | 1 Comment »

129 Days Until Christmas

24/08/07 - 15.17

I spotted a couple of Christmas things on August 18th.

And yes if you look at a large version of this image you can see that the yellow poster is advertising a “Summer Grand Prize Draw”. Insane.

August 24th, 2007 - 3.17 PM | No Comments »

Mercury Taxis

23/08/07 - 15.16

If you live in the Sheffield area then if you call 2662662 and then key 1 a taxi will be at your door as soon as possible. The only snag is you have to do it from a landline phone so Mercury Taxis know where to send the taxi. If you hold (and don’t key 1) then you can talk to an operator to configure a larger taxi, or a taxi for a different time / address.

It’s a really clever service.

August 23rd, 2007 - 3.16 PM | No Comments »