thread Dear Mr Meep
I am a Nigerian Prince with a million fridges I need t get out of the country. If you transfer money to me, I will send fridges and you will be a very rich man with my eternal gratitude and a shitload of fridges.
permalink this morning I thought of you
as I ambled home from the parkrun via Queen Margaret Drive with a Guardian and a bag of coffee beans from under my arm

/West End 4 Life
permalink I thought of him yesterday when we were in a bar where the owner was going around swapping
Halogen lamps for cheap bright blue LED ones
permalink I don't understand halogen bulbs
it's like someone took the basic concept of lightbulbs and then decided it'd be better if they had an average lifetime of a week, coupled with fittings that are almost impossible not to destroy when you try and replace the fuckers

I've got 4 such in the kitchen, I've literally gone through about 9 bulbs since we moved in at New Year, 3 are currently out cos I just can't be arsed any more

(although to pre-empt CI I'm guessing that the problem is probably dirt cheap transformers)
permalink GU9 is a horrible connection
GU10 is better but they are mains voltage so come with their own issues.