Sunday, May 21, 2006
The new John Peel
Last.fm truely is the new John Peel
And instead of "Did you hear [some band] last night", try instead "Have you tried [some band] as a seed on Last.fm?"
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Parcel Force living the dream
Parcel delivery companies are universally rubbish, however until today Parcel Force used to be my least favourite of them all.
However, today I was sent a package via Parcel Force. The house number and postcode where correct on the address label. But ...
So, first up they deserve mad props for delivering it to the right address. First time, within 24 hours of posting.
But what really rocked was that when I wasn't home to sign for it, they dropped it at my local post office. Not the local sorting office (which is anything but local). Not at some trading estate on the outskirts of town. But at the local Post Office branch that is about 2 mins walk from my front door.
Local, easy, and open at sane hours. The service, going by the label, is called "Local Collect" and it's the most sane idea I've seen from a delivery company ever.
Wonders will never cease.
btw : some other random thoughts about parcel delivery