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Statistics for Jan 2010

A good month for joebrown.org.uk with over 85,000 hits. Articles on guitar pickups, Songs For Broken Voices and my stories all proved popular making Jan 2010 the most popular month since launch.
A search for ‘joebrown’ on Google yielded joebrown.org.uk in 11th place – considerably better than previous months.

Another good month for connectable.org.uk with over 176,000 [...]

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From Tiscali To Talk-Talk – Too Stupid, Incompetent or Greedy For Words?

Have you been Ticalied?
Have you been Talk-Talked?

Tiscali used to be associated with a small village in Italy – now it is a synonym for a bunch of incompetent would-be Broadband suppliers, who couldn’t organise their way out of a paper bag, and who constantly made mistakes and blamed the results on their customers. This is [...]

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Will OFCOM Help Stop Fredrickson International Abusing & Bullying You?

Well yes, up to a point.

After a poor experience on their website I emailed OFCOM and outlined my problems with Fredrickson International Ltd. criminal abuse of the public telephone system, and their illegal physical and psychological harrassment of me.

Today I received a timely and helpful email from a member of OFCOM’s Central Operations, Telecoms Team. [...]

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Will Virgin Media Stop Fredrickson International Abusing & Bullying You?

Apparently not – even if you are one of their customers.

I have today telephoned Virgin Media’s Nuisance Call service and met with a distinctly unhelpful response. So I wrote a letter to their CEO which I have copied below. I will report any replies on this page.

To CEO Virgin Media, Mr. Andrew Barron

Virginmedia Ltd
NCLC
PO Box [...]

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Will BT Stop Fredrickson International Abusing & Bullying You?

Well, er, maybe.

For an account of my experience with BT over Fredrickson International’s illegal abuse of the public telephone systeme & BT’s SMS text service, see below.

Updated 29 Jan 2010 12:37.
My conclusions following the events I have documented below is as follows:

BT will neither confirm nor deny that criminal abuse is taking place.
Their [...]

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Stunning Girl!

Now I don’t often drape these pages with pics of lovely girls, but as I was changing the theme banner above to ‘girls eyes’, I remembered the original photo I used for her eyes – so here it is. Looking at her beauty made me feel good.
I would like to say that I know her [...]

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I Do Not Count The Time

I have derived the title of this story from a line in verse 2 of Sandy Denny’s lovely song ‘Who knows where the time goes’

Sad, deserted shore,
Your fickle friends are leaving
Ah, but then you know
It’s time for them to go
But I will still be here,
I have no thought of leaving
I do not count the time

For [...]

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Protected: DROJO

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Splitted Interest Disease – A Cautionary Tale

A recent email correspondence regarding my unfinished DRO project on connectable.org.uk prompted my correspondent to describe my terrible propensity for taking on too much at once as ’splitted interest disease’. This is very apt, and it also makes my favourite TLA – SID!

Seriously though, despite making promises to myself to curb my worst desires, the [...]

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Another link bites the dust!

Every time this happens, I swear, loudly, and make a promise to myself never to provide links to ‘helpful’ sites again.

This time it’s mentalhealthcare.org.uk. Their home page simply informs everyone the site is down until February, but the page on Bipolar Disorder has simply been deleted. A placeholder would have been nice, but maybe that’s [...]

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