After I quite unexclusively reported on BBC 1 Controller Danny Cohen’s remarks about Doctor Who’s apparent lack of episodes next year, it’s good to see BBC News catching up a day or two later.
Apparently Mr Cohen is of the opinion that Mr Steven Moffat can’t handle running Doctor Who and Sherlock as well, so he won’t have time for a full series next year.
Now if I’d heard that in isolation, I’d think it was a bit odd. But as I’d already seen Steven’s tweet on the subject:
Word of Moff
I’d class it as a load of dingo’s kidneys, and it really looks like this whole thing may well turn out to be a prime example of management communication issues. It’s certainly a prime example of poor reporting – a properly written article, especially one appearing quite some time after the story broke, would have included more than a reference to a tweet…
Oh good, back down today, which I’m sure has more to do with having a bit of a walk than something I did last night. You might recall that a few weeks back I mentioned that I’d been letting my hair grow a bit, and that I’d even paid an actual professional to attempt to tame it a bit. Well, after a few weeks, it all started to go a bit wrong, and I was beginning to look like an escaped Elvis impersonator, which meant that it was either time for another professional trim, or to face up to the fact that growing my hair long is just not a sensible option. I decided on the latter, and I’ve reverted to my more usual look, which will bring relief to some, happiness to others, and might make somebody complain. Here’s the evidence:
Apparently it’s Linode‘s birthday today – they’ve been going for eight years, which is ages in internet time. I’ve been using their service since September last year and upgraded my package in May. It’s worked well for me, and I’m happy with the performance and stability.
Anyway, to celebrate their birthday, they’re giving all customers an extra 25% disk space – in my case, that’s an extra 8GB, which isn’t huge, but it does mean I can have more sites with more pictures, and not worry about running low on disk space for the foreseeable future. Increasing the size of my Linode was the usual trivial operation of clicking on the Edit button and typing in the new size. Job done, on the fly, with no interruption to service.
So that’s a happy birthday to Linode and a happy unbirthday to all their customers.