Tuesday, 22 February 2011

DVLA woes and a rubbish website..

I tried to renew my good lady wife's car tax today. Not a massive job and should take a few minutes online..

Then I encountered direct.gov.uk..

I use the combination of Ubuntu and Chromium for my browsing and when I navigated to the tax disc application form; I got a lovely error message

"Sorry our site is down for maintenance - you can either try again later or queue at a post office with all your documents and money.."

No problem, I'll try again later - An hour passes; same message..

Another hour passes; same message..

I'm getting a little cheesed off at this point so I think, "I'll try Firefox" Worked straight away...

This got me thinking; what would happen if I tried again (after successfully paying with Firefox) in Chromium?

Yup - Same error message - down for maintenance!

Lying morons!!!! - Why not just say that my browser is unsupported!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

If I were to open a Chinese Restaurant

... I'd call it "Take a Wok on the Wild Side"


I'll get me coat!