The Open Skies agreement that the EU negotiated with the US to replace the old agreements that individual EU states had with the US came into force today.The effects at the moment is basically that lots of US airlines will start flying into London Heathrow (which they weren't allowed to before), while Air France will fly across the Atlantic from...
I haven't used the Internet Archive for a while, but today I tried it again.For instance, here is a link to what this blog address pointed to in October of 2003.Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to contain my earliest home pages any more – all the links on this page seem to point to the same (fairly recent) page.It's a shame...
I’m a content subscriber to The Economist.
However, every three years I have to renew my subscription, which can be very entertaining.
Three years ago, I renewed fairly early, only to receive an offer of an increased rebate the day after I sent back my renewal letter. I wrote back to complain, and they refunded me the difference.
This time, I’ve been postponing renewing just in case they’d improve their offer again.
After receiving two letters, I thought at first it had worked, since it looked like the rebate had increased from 59% to 62%, or from £328.50 to £374.85.
However, the actual price is still £225. Given that the normal cover price for one year according to both letters is £194.95, I really don’t see how they can explain the difference.
I guess economists just can’t do their sums.
I'm quite proud of this photo I took of Phyllis recently. :-)
It's been quite amusing reading about the disastrous opening of Heathrow's Terminal 5, in a Schadenfreude kind of way.Fundamentally, I don't understand why they started out with so many flights on the first day if they hadn't performed extensive testing. I mean, you either test and test and test till you're certain everything will work out perfectly, or you start...
Phyllis gave me a griddle for my birthday, and it was beautiful.Unfortunately, it needed to be seasoned in an oven before the first use, and given that we don't have an oven here, it got delayed for a while.Yesterday we...
Anna loves to suck, and given that her mum won't let her have a dummy, she has to use her thumb instead, just like her paternal grandmother (who was also not allowed dummies).It is very cute, no?
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