How I tried Windows 8, and why I hated it.
For anyone fighting an unfair, unjustified or illegal PCN from Brighton & Hove City Council’s illustrious parking department, you may be interested to know that my appeal with the Parking Tribunal (now properly named the Traffic Penalty Tribunal) won by default because the Council didn’t even bother to present any evidence to the Tribunal. Mine … Continue reading Parking Tribunal Victory over Brighton & Hove City Council
Got a “fine” from a private parking company? Being intimidated and threatened by solicitors and debt collectors? Don’t pay it. This is why.
This unadvertised special offer from Brighton & Hove City Council occurred on… yes you guessed it, April 1st. So how many others received PCNs (Penalty Charge Notices) erroneously? How much has it all cost to sort out? Just to explain, for some reason some Brighton parking ticket machines were issuing one-hour tickets when they should … Continue reading One Hour’s Parking for the Price of Two
When an airline destroys your suitcase on your outbound flight, you’d like to expect that they’d be not only apologetic but also perhaps actively help you find a replacement for the journey home. Alas in Monarch’s case they failed on every step of the way to customer service satisfaction. We reported the completely smashed International … Continue reading Monarch Airlines: smashed luggage, customer care vacuum & derisory compensation
I’m finally turning away from Royal Mail for most of my business carriage. I’ve tried to remain loyal, after all it’s one of those Great British Institutions, isn’t it? But when it’s this painful, you’ve got to wonder… are Royal Mail management really trying to commit commercial suicide? It certainly looks that way from here. … Continue reading Why the Royal Mail Deserves to Die
Since we decided to leave Esporta Brighton, we’ve had no end of threatening behaviour from the company and its debt collector ARC Europe. This isn’t anything unusual, they’ve done it to lots of people – just try a Google search. Esporta’s membership contract says that they can terminate a membership with one month’s notice, but … Continue reading Esporta Brighton – unfair notice periods and forged signatures
Just a quick public information notice: Belkin makes the most unreliable, poorly designed, unmitigated rubbish in the world. It’s true. I have owned several items by Belkin, none of which has ever worked properly, and have always given them the benefit of the doubt. But the Belkin Vision N1 router is the last Belkin device … Continue reading Belkin – probably the worst brand in the world
Sometimes I get great service from a company and I’ll write about it. When I find serious fault with a company, I tend to report it on here too. If that company demonstrably puts things right, I tend to report that as well. Alas, that doesn’t happen very often. But recently I had a call … Continue reading Kafevend puts it right
15th September 2008: It was a Monday evening in Brighton, it was getting late for dinner, and we fancied sushi. Moshi Moshi would have been our usual destination, but being closed on Mondays we remembered YO! Sushi in Jubilee Street and decided to give it a try. Perhaps a little glimpse at the competition might … Continue reading YO! Sushi Brighton vs. Moshi Moshi Brighton