April 27th, 2016

marcus 2013

Well, that just lost your campaign a donation...

The campaign to keep Britain in Europe sent me a fund-raising email today. And I was prepared to make a donation, until I noticed that they wanted all of my personal details including address, email and phone number, and would not take a donation without all three. I can understand the address part, it's needed to make sure that it's a genuine private donation. Email I'm OK with, because they've already got it. But I am really NOT prepared to give them my phone number, because that leads to cold calls from politicians long after the referendum. So it's not going to happen, since I really don't want to give a false number and there appears to be no alternative.

So it goes...
marcus 2013

Well, that was fast...

Last night I listed the two G4 laptops on eBay. This morning I woke up to two offers for the PowerBook, decided to wait until I'd got some boxes before replying. By the time I went out, got a couple of boxes (which I unfortunately had to buy, the dustman had been round all the local shops by the time I went out), and got home someone else had bid well over the price I'd set for automatic acceptance. Got it packed and sent by 3.30 or so. I thought I'd set the price realistically at £35, I was obviously too pessimistic, but never mind. Assuming I sell the iBook I'm going to make a reasonable profit, and without a huge amount of effort, which is always nice.

In other news the zip drive I thought might be unsellable was just bid up to £20. Slightly boggled...