cryptogirl: (Rael)
So we spotted something on the news last night that perhaps Wings over Scotland and Bella Caledonia may be interested in. I'm not usually given to doing a spot of civic journalism or whatever you call it, but this was the BBC and, well, they're not in my good books generally at the moment.

Tax doesn't have to be taxing! )

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May. 19th, 2014 02:28 pm
cryptogirl: Angry protagonists (Isaac Mendez)
Oh, this wasn't the post I wanted to write today. I wanted to write something Wings Over Scotland-ish about social housing, but you'll have to wait now.

Sit doon, kids. )


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cryptogirl: (Default)
So, we went to the bank to apply for a mortgage like some kind of responsible adults.

It was so harrowing. )
cryptogirl: (Peter 2)
The first edit is done. Oh yes, it is done, and with my editor. Having spent a fortnight doing nothing but prodding the thing, I sat down and did a bit of number-crunching on it.

Tedious stats )

Now, I've been thinking about this momentous deed quite a bit, in between the whole 'Pete accepted a job and I might be in Edinburgh househunting next week and oh god stop talking to be about conveyancing my eyes are bleeding' thing.

In which the authoress in no way attempts to justify herself one bit )

Incidentally, I've been secretly beavering away on a book blog similar to my editor's, so watch this space. But, y'know, NOVELS, EH.
cryptogirl: (WTF)
Our net problems continue apace, at the rate of one a day; ranging from high ping through to the cutting out from incoming calls and just plain outages where the router isn't giving us any helpful orange lights of death. Having provided all the technical info an IT-infused chick can, BT on Twitter suggested yet another speedtest, then decided out of the blue it was the Hub that was faulty, and had the gall to say my current one was out of warranty and a new one would be £50.

More boggle-ness, minimal tech knowledge needed to get the fail :P )

So, yeah, that was my evening in a nutshell. 'Moff to look at decent routers methinks...

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