Cracking the code

And later devising one! Having mentioned my ancient and long lost collection of comics recently, and noting the annuals I now have amongst other things, I’ve started browsing this type of stuff on eBay. I have made a small number of purchases, which I may or may not talk about another time, but for the moment I’m focusing on something else. Looking specifically at annuals, a number of old titles jumped out at me and triggered an old memory, and that in turn another from a few years later.

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An Amazon delivery fail

The block of flats in which I live has two entrances. One is at the front, giving access to the front car park, and on which there is an intercom for visitors and delivery drivers to contact the relevant flat and, if necessary, be ‘buzzed in’. The second is at the rear, giving residents access to the rear and side parking areas, and which doesn’t have an intercom. The only way in through that door is with a key (or coded fob). Therefore, you can logically expect delivery drivers to…

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A quick (but sadly small) money saving tip. Possibly.

There’s a silly little thing I do, more out of a form of laziness than anything else, but which I realised recently may actually be saving me a small amount of electricity, and therefore money – and thinking about it, I realised could probably save even more (though still not a huge amount). I’ll start with the tip itself, and you can then read my rambling explanation after. There are three basic points:

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The UK government’s energy ‘discount’ and repayment (updated)

This post was updated on 18th April, 2022 with a section added at the end. The cost of heating our homes, cooking our food, and generally powering the things we use is increasing. It isn’t just increasing in the way we’re used to, though, it’s increasing dramatically – the main driving factor being the wholesale price of gas, which as well as itself being supplied to many homes, is also heavily used in the generation of electricity.

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Twitterings – January 2022

Although VinceH’s Miscellany was set up as a blog, using popular blogging software, I don’t tend to use it as much as I probably should. I do have a bunch of partly written text/html files that could be finished off and turned into posts (including more possible entries in the Tales from the Pandumbic series), and I should do that, as that’s why I started writing them in the first place – but the truth is, I tend to concentrate on other things.

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