Category: Oddities

Summer Rain

As I walked to the local Tesco’s to pick up something to eat for lunch today it was, unsurprisingly, raining steadily. Keeping my head down and a stiff upper lip etc I kept going. As I looked down at the pavement to avoid the puddles I spotted a metal drain cover with the words “Wash Out” on it. This basically sums up the summer so far…


(When the weather is slightly more clement I plan to take a camera out and get a picture for my collection)

Local Newspapers

Reading a local newspaper is always a joy, I stumbled on this wonderful (and presumably accidental) headline which I thought I’d share:-



(No school children were hurt during the making of this news article)

Virtual Bob

Virtual PC is a great tool when testing and developing as you run multiple OS versions and configurations on a single machine. However Ben Armstrong has found a more unusual use for Virtual PC – to run Microsoft Bob, the short-lived home oriented shell around windows 3.11 / 95. See the full story including nostalgic screen-shots here on Ben’s blog.