I’m sick. I depend upon my computer for entertainment and communication today, because my wife has turned into a cleaning fury. Is this why my mail is so delayed and some websites have slowed to a crawl?
Scaryduck talks about the BBC/LandSec outsourcing deal in passing:
The sale of BBC Technology killed of the illusion of St Greg in some quarters, as did the outsourcing of property management and the construction of the Grey Lubyanka in White City, where jobs would mysteriously disappear en route from other locations.
It’s interesting to view the deal, which saw developer Land Securities effectively become the BBC’s property manager and partner, from the inside, because from the outside, or at least the property industry, it’s viewed as a roaring success and a model for the future.
This blog is now:
Are us Brits getting too intimate with our computers?
WHSmith stops selling CD singles. It’s the end of the world as we knew it, and I feel fine.
Oh, now I do like these:
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Rural housing market in ‘crisis’ says the BBC’s Scotland site.If prices up there have really got this bad, then the housing market can’t be going anywhere good for any of us.
For anyone who like words, The Word Spy is an invaluable read, giving you a feel for the linguistic zeitgeist.
More importantly, it has given me a new phrase to describe my wife at the moment: mucus trooper. These are the noble souls who troop into work every day, carrying their flu and cold germs along with them as happy little passengers. These germs are promiscuous sorts, and before long we have a whole new load of mucus troopers to keep the clan going.
If I get another cold, it’s straight to bed for me.