Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Re-Building Jobs In The UK

Any time you call an 0800 number (for a credit card, banking etc) and you find that you're talking to a foreign customer service representative, please consider doing the following:

After you connect and you realize that the customer service representative is not from the UK you can always ask if you are not sure about the accent), please, very politely (this is not about trashing other cultures) say, "I'd like to speak to a customer service representative in the United Kingdom."

The rep might suggest talking to his/her manager, but, again, politely say, "Thank you, but I'd like to speak to a customer service representative in the United Kingdom."

That's the rule and the LAW.

It takes less than one minute to have your call re-directed to the United Kingdom. Tonight when I got redirected to a UK rep, I asked again to make sure - and yes, she was from NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.

Imagine what would happen if every United Kingdom citizen insisted on talking to only UK phone reps from this day on.

Imagine how that would ultimately impact the number of UK jobs that would need to be created ASAP...

If I tell 10 people to consider this and you tell 10 people to consider doing this - see what I becomes an exercise in viral marketing 101.

Remember - the goal here is to restore jobs back here at home - not to be abrupt or rude to a foreign phone rep. You may even get correct answers, good advice, and solutions to your problem - in real English.

If you agree, please tell 10 people you know, and ask them to tell 10 people they know.....etc...Etc

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ford Focus 1.6 Petrol Zetec £990

(2001 Y Reg Ford Focus - Currently On Private Plate) 5 Door Hatchback, Aqua Frost, Petrol, Manual, Privacy Glass, Steering wheel reach/rake adjustment, Front electric windows, Sports seats, Space saver spare wheel, Radio/CD + MP3 USB and iPod Kit, PAS. Original Alloy Wheels, MOT-11-2011, Remote central locking, Front and Rear Fog Lights, Immobiliser, Driver & Passenger Airbag, Mats All Round, Insurance Group 5, Tax 30-11-11, Service History (Full Service and timing belt Just Completed), Spare Key, Child locks, Body coloured bumpers.
Drives well and has no unusual knocks or wobbles, well looked after and in great condition. I have owned it for 3 years and a month, questions are very welcome!
Getting a company car is reason for this sale, have done 40,000 miles in this car with no breakdowns or problems, only general servicing and maintenance, 2 previous owners, non-smoking.

·         Year: 2001
·         Mileage: 100k
·         Manual 5 Speed Gearbox
·         Petrol 1.6 Zetec 16v

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Windows Live Mail "Message is no longer available on the server" Error

So you open up Windows Live Mail and it has been working no problem for you, until, you are greeted with a message "Message is no longer available on the server" that gives you no solutions to the problem.

As you are here, I assume you used a search engine to find this helpful article.

The fix is very simple and easy with no fear of losing any emails you may have particularly the important ones you may have providing you are using IMAP as a protocol . If you are using POP then be sure to check that your settings are set to leave messages on the server until deleted from your trash folder.

1) Open up Windows Live Mail

2) Wait for everything to sync with servers etc.

3) Right click on the inbox button of the troubled account and select properties

4) Select the "Local File" tab and then click the "Delete" option (This is only deleting local copies of your emails and will then after download all your messages once again fresh)

I hope you find this a great help and please feel free to leave a comment which I will answer ASAP should you feel concerned or nervous about doing anything in this quick tip.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Lost Password MD5 Hash Solution

This may be useful to know if you ever need to reset a lost password when you still have direct access to the database.

Simply enter this MD5 hash code in to the password field of your database.

Password: 123456
MD5: e10adc3949ba59abbe56e057f20f883e

I have myself used this in the past for scripts such as the PHPBB community forum

I hope this helps anyway!

Competetive Insurance Quote Tips



If there’s one thing that all drivers have in common, it is that they are all looking for cheaper motor insurance. Motor insurance is something that drivers are required by law to purchase and cannot drive on a public road without. It is not something that they necessarily want to buy, and a large number of drivers would not bother with motor insurance if it was not compulsory. However, it does have its benefits. Motor insurance protects victims of accidents by providing necessary funds to compensate them when they are involved in a car accident that is caused by someone else. Motor insurance also protects the person causing the accident as they will not be personally liable for all the costs involved. Added to this is the fact that your own car will be insured so any damage to it, or injury to you or your passengers will be paid for by the motor insurance company.

However, no matter how good an idea motor insurance is, and how necessary it is to protect road users and passengers, it is a simple fact of life that spending money on car insurance is a lot less fun than buying a new car, and all of us have other things that we would rather spend our money on. While motor insurance is necessary, there is a definite consensus among drivers of all ages and groups, that the cheaper the insurance, the better.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Can You Read This?

Can you read this?

This may really fascinate you, have a read of this below and you will be amazed at the fact it is actually still very readable.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs rpsoet it.

Very weird, interesting how the human mind works though.

How To Treat A Girl (44 Ways)

I found this a little while back and thought I would share it, I am not sure I really agree with it all, I think some of it is just ridiculously corny and will actually make some girls cringe even.

I would love to see what people really think of these kind of things that tend to do the rounds in your email.

Have a read, I am fascinated to hear back!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Learning PHP and MySQL

Working on learning some new PHP and MySQL today and finding it not too bad!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Webiste Promotion Guide

I am often asked by people how they can promote their website and start getting the traffic all websites and businesses need, there are various methods you can begin to get you kickstarted on developing a popular website.

1) Search Engines Traffic.
Natural (or organic) traffic is type of traffic coming from all major search engines. If any visitor searches for some kind of information and finds your site in results, you get organic traffic! Unfortunately, it can be really hard (depending on your niche) to get website listed in the top of search engines. So one of things you may want to do – submit your URL to all major search engines manually. Usually just visit any search engine (where you want URL to be submitted) and type something like “submit URL” into search box. Engine will surely return a page where you may submit your URL for indexing. If your sites contains sitemap file (like sitemap.html or sitemap.xml), be sure to submit sitemap file as well - it will speed up whole indexing process.