How to pack a hard disk by dabs.com

Take one bubble packed 2.5-inch hard disk Put it into a roughly 10 x 8 x 2.5-inch box Do not add any other cushioning or packing material and seal Allow the hard disk to bounce around all the way from ‘the norf’ to ‘the sarf’ under postie’s delicate attentions Update (Weds 2nd September): Disk may be DOA. Now with Paul Silver, who is  trying to determine its health. Update (Thursday 3rd September): Dabs.com have asked me to fill in a customer satisfaction survey. I have. I’m not happy, so we’ll see if they contact me in response to my comments....

You know you’re going to be able to cycle on Worthing prom from this weekend…

well, you’re not. At least, according to Worthing Council. If you’ve been following the on-and-off story this year, you’ll know about the confusion of whether we can cycle in safety west of Splash Point.The good news came when the date of the 28th August was announced. Passed by the Government and handed on to Worthing Council to paint out a few ‘No’s on ‘No Cycling’ and stencil some pretty cycles on the prom – OK, OK, I’m making light of a very serious and complex process involving thousands of highly trained people who have a heap of other things to...

Park Plaza Riverbank doesn’t deliver

A couple of weekends ago, Sam and I stayed at the Park Plaza Riverbank, a nice modern 4-star hotel in London, by the Thames, just a bit upstream from the Houses of Parliament. We booked from LastMinute.com and got a double room for a mere £93 for the night. I completed the field for special requirements to advise that we cannot have feather pillows or bedding. When we arrived, with no prompting, we were told that feather pillows had been removed. What’s more we’d been upgraded to a river-view room – priced at somewhere around £350 a night, I later...