Apr 192019
 
Weekly Roundup, Good Friday 19 April 2019

Good morning I hope your Good Friday is off to a good start, and your Easter Weekend will be spent most pleasantly, including, for the Christians among our readers, some extra time pondering and being thankful for our salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus. If this was New Zealand, we’d all be on holiday today […]

Apr 182019
 
Solving Amazon's Fake Review Problem

Amazon complains theatrically that it is doing all it can to stop the flood of fake reviews that infest its site, but clearly the most casual of glances shows its feeble attempts to be almost entirely ineffectual. Indeed, its problem is even more wide-ranging that it appears at first glance, because, quite apart from anything […]

Apr 122019
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 12 April 2019

Good morning An unplanned, but interesting (I hope) attached article today, being a review of a third emergency car battery “jump-start” unit.  Unlike the two reviewed last week, this one works well and I can recommend it with only a very little bit of “maybe” appended to the recommendation. I’m so pleased to no longer […]

Apr 052019
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 5 April 2019

Good morning I hope you had a great April Fool’s Day on Monday.  This year, more than previously, I found myself struggling to tell the jokes from reality.  For example, this story about a tiny town in Denmark with only 7,000 people being the location for a new 1050 ft tower, to become the tallest […]

Mar 292019
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 March 2019

Good morning Did you wake up to notice anything different in the world this morning?  No, neither did I. It was to be today that saw Britain leave the EU, subsequent to its referendum to do so in June 2016.  Notwithstanding almost three years to plan, prepare, and actually implement their departure, they are in […]

Mar 222019
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 22 March 2019

Good morning “I’m sorry, I’m having difficulty understanding that right now.  Please try again later.” That was the regular response, during the last nightmarish couple of weeks, to my regular morning request “Alexa, turn on David Bed Light”.  An intermittent problem with my new Netgear router often meant it had frozen overnight, so when it […]

Mar 082019
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 March 2019

Good morning Happy International Women’s Day. I’ve been struggling this week to write a review on what, in the opinion of many main stream media reviewers, have now become the very best set of noise cancelling headphones out there.  As longer time readers know, I’ve been reviewing noise cancelling headphones pretty much right since Day […]

Feb 282019
 
Does Rolls-Royce Really Want to Make Jet Engines?

Coming from an English-heritage country (New Zealand), Rolls-Royce has always been a brand with special magic to me, and to most other people of English extraction. In decades now well past, the name Rolls-Royce was the sine qua non of highest quality, highest reliability, ultra-prestigious motor vehicles, to a degree that Cadillac has never equaled […]

Feb 082019
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 February 2019

Good morning Lots of touring news this morning. Our new Loire Valley Land Cruise in September has proven to be popular, with three people already signed up and another four expected to be joining them any day now.  This is a wonderful way to see a great part of France at a lovely time of […]