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September 09, 2003

Why Use a Postcode Anyway?

I had a letter to send, and for some reason I didn't have the postcode. Fortunately, Royal Mail has a postcode finding site. Makes sense; you put the postcode on the letter, it helps the postman, letter arrives, job done.

Except that for some reason, the Royal Mail Postcode Finder is unusable. OK. Perhaps not completely unusable. But it's buried under layers of menus, and you have to register and log into the site. Before you can find a postcode. Which you only wanted anyway to make their job easier.


So I mailed off my package to SW19; the postman can sort out the rest.

But now I'm cured, thanks to Chris Rand and NTK. It turns out that Royal Mail provides an accessible version of the postcode finder, designed for people who have difficulties accessing their regular site. That would be all of us, then.

Posted by Alison at 02:01 PM | Comments (1)

September 06, 2003

Look closely at their eyeballs

This is all over the web, but I can't resist it. San Francisico's The Wave magazine administered the Voigt-Kampff test to six mayoral candidates. The results are, well, amusing. One of the candidates spots what's going on; another doesn't know what a calfskin wallet is. (via Flick).

Posted by Alison at 09:08 PM | Comments (1)