Monday, 28 January 2008

Happy Birthday Lego!

Just a quick post, while I'm drinking a nice coffee before heading off to work, to say happy anniversary to lego! and on my birthday too!! :-)

50th anniversary of the Lego brick

Lego turns 50 and I turn 25 ... what a day!! :-)

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Pandora is no more :-(

When you load pandora now you get the following message ...


Dear Pandora Visitor,

We are deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to licensing constraints, we can no longer allow access to Pandora for listeners located outside of the U.S. We will continue to work diligently to realize the vision of a truly global Pandora, but for the time being we are required to restrict its use. We are very sad to have to do this, but there is no other alternative.

We believe that you are in United Kingdom (your IP address appears to be If you believe we have made a mistake, we apologize and ask that you please contact us at

If you are a paid subscriber, please contact us at and we will issue a pro-rated refund to the credit card you used to sign up. If you have been using Pandora, we will keep a record of your existing stations and bookmarked artists and songs, so that when we are able to launch in your country, they will be waiting for you.

We will be notifying listeners as licensing agreements are established in individual countries. If you would like to be notified by email when Pandora is available in your country, please enter your email address below. The pace of global licensing is hard to predict, but we have the ultimate goal of being able to offer our service everywhere.

We share your disappointment and greatly appreciate your understanding.


Tim Westergren


This sucks as its one of the only places where we can listen to music at work and its really a sad day when its completely restricted.

Its a sad day, hopefully it will come back to the UK shores ... if only the UK based record industry would pull their finger out and realise that these types of ventures make people go out and buy music!!


Friday, 11 January 2008

Died in a blogging accident

Can bloggers die blogging? I feeling its a ploy to see the power KXCD has over people!

I was pointed to the latest XKCD posting this morning and after searching google for the comment the results returned were quite high (because of people posting about XKCD) but also the posts were indexed by google very quickly ...

... so the experiment is, how quickly google will index this? and how many people will read it?

linkage to the comic

Will check in again at lunch time!