Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sky Sports 5 only doesn't need contracting again

So, Sky Sports 5 is now live. It's advertised everywhere as a free addition to sky sports users already however which ever link you click through on, it shows a line like '12 month contract unless it's x in which case it's 18 months'. This of course instantly makes you think you are going to get tied into another 12 months of sky subscription payments so I wanted to get this classified by the sky help team on Twitter (@skyhelpteam) which I eventually did.

So the question of whether you get contracted to another 12 months if you take Sky Sports 5 is now finally answered properly!

If you only add Sky Sports 5 and NOT the offer of the sky broadband / phone service then you are free to upgrade and at no new
renewal of contract

Happy days! Got confirmation of this via our Twitter conversation and that can be seen here:


Now, go order it via your account upgrade Upgrade page and you can watch lots of European league football  at no additional cost and no renewal of contract. Clearly if you do take up the broadband offer then you will start a new contract with Sky.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Panini World Cup stickers #GotGotNeed

Ok nice and simple... I need:

5,6,7,12,13,17,21,28,33,34,36,38,50,55,58,105,109,114,118,119,123,128,130,131,138,142,143,151,158,160,163,164,191,198,218,228,234,236,238,239,253,265,271,273,275,279,285,317,335,336,338,340,344,346,347,351,355,356,358,361,367,372,414,423,439,443,444,467,469,481,499,503,511,545,547,549,551,556,564,570,577,583,602,609,623,625,629,633,637 and 638

I have in the swap pile:


What you got?

If it helps I've done some twitter swaps with @wiz52, @BigArby and some more to add who may also have ones to swap.

Just 140 to collect!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My @SWFC mobile/tablet Calendar 2014/2015 season #SWFC

OK, another quick one for you SWFC fans out there. It's here again with fixtures released this morning. Something to think about other than the World Cup!

If you were already subscribed to my calendar for the previous seasons, you need to do absolutely nothing :D

We've stayed safe last season and following a takeover from The Land Of Fire crew we are hopefully well on the way to hit the Premiership in the next few years.

Kicking off on the sunny south coast with what looks like a challenging first month, I've updated my shared calendar again. Hosted on google calendars and available to you and your Android/Nokia/iPhone/pc/mac whatever device nice and simply and without cost. Woohoo! Again, if you were already subscribed to this calendar back when I made it for the 2011/2012 season, you need to do absolutely nothing :D

This link will take your calendar program to fully list the fixtures and location of games, complete with times and location info, straight on to your device. The map and location functionality will also help if you are a super travelling fan for finding the ground allowing you a single click to load maps. ;)

If you have an iphone you can go to Start > Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Other > Add Subscribed Calendar and type in bit.ly/swfcmobcal. Job done.

For anything like if you are reading this on a PC you can probably just click the link http://bit.ly/swfcmobcal

and if that doesnt do it for your handset, the full iCal link is: https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/maj88mooe68j282qbr2au0kncc%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

PHEW. Any questions, ask away

Up the Owls!


Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Wordpress 2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog, amazing as it is I don't think I'm blogging anywhere near as much as I could be but then I always said if it wasn't of interest to others or not already covered by a million other bloggers, I should leave the Internet to fill itself. :)

Here's an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,400 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.