Virgin Media HD channels

As a long-time Virgin Media V+ customer, I’ve been waiting what seem like forever for them to offer HD channels (the part-time BBC HD doesn’t count in my opinion) and finally it looks like they’ve done it.

I’ve made my feelings quite clear in the past that I thought Virgin’s HD offerings were nothing short of a scam, with zero content other than a handful of on-demand offerings but by August we should have FX, National Geographic, Living and MTV Networks.  The reason I’ve stuck with Virgin Media for all this time though is because the service is generally spot on with only a couple of niggles over the years that have resolved themselves.

In all, this really makes Virgin Media a serious choice for anyone looking for fantastic TV and movie content plus high speed Internet (whispers suggest 50Mbps in the very near future!).  Hopefully they’ll use this momentum to introduce even more channels and not just sit on these for a couple of years more.

Source – TechDigest

Ask, Peterborough micro review

It’s hardly even worth calling this a review; I’m only blogging about Ask because it deserves more than a 140 character twitter and this was my first encounter with an Ask restaurant.

Ok, so Ask is a chain of Italian restaurants selling pizza and pasta.  More upmarket than a Pizza Hut and about the same as a Pizza Express, that much you (probably) know.

What makes my experience of Ask in Peterborough so worthy of a blog post is that the manager actually seemed interested in his customers experiences of the restaurant.  The service was personal but not to the extent of it being creepy and the restaurant building itself is fantastic, being in one of Peterborough’s oldest buildings.  Continue reading “Ask, Peterborough micro review”

Wheelie happy over Peterborough’s Town Bridge

townbridgeI can’t believe it.

After months of warnings being issued by the Police that cycling on pavements is bad m’kay, Peterborough council have gone and quietly painted a white line smack in the middle of the pavement across the Town Bridge.  As everyone knows, the white line creates an invisible shield between dangerous cyclists and vunerable pedestrians.

It’s not a perfect solution however as the pavement markings disappear at the North side of the bridge.  Why this side is so dangerous I’m not sure, can anyone suggest a reason?

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