Trolling at work

Skippy The Bush Kangaroo

Skippy The Bush Kangaroo

I have been working at CASS Industries for a while, one of my co-workers changed the logon music on a computer I use at work to the theme tune for 1980s Austrialian childrens TV show “Skippy The Bush Kangaroo”.

He listens to Radio 4 a fair bit, and as a revenge trolling I going to broadcast over the top…

Using a Raspberry Pi I am going to broadcast a song continuiously…

This simple hack turns your Raspberry Pi into a powerful FM transmitter! It has enough range to cover your home, DIY drive-in movie, a high school ball game, or even a bike parade (depending on the stragglers).

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People! you are doing it wrong

Again… go skippy’s, or eCar’s site is not

This page will keep getting updated with examples of people who can’t follow simple instructions:

Dear Skippy,

Ionut Cristian Otincilescu <> has written to you on the subject: Phone Contact

Hello, I’ve missed a call from you (01179066900) this morning. Can you tell me please what is all about?

Kind Regards

Your Webserver

Ionut Cristian Otincilescu

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Will this be the Downfall of the ACC?

The Association of Continues Cruisers is now operating outside its constitutional remit. this is not opinion, this is a fact, where my opinion is present in this post it will be written as such.

The Constitution was the central document for the ACC, it was front and centre on the website at, Steve Jay seems to have accidentally deleted it (my back up here, wayback machine here, and PDF). It was placed in the public domain so that members, and non members alike could see what the ACC was about, and what its aims were (§4).
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Maker Faire Newcastle

Am I being trolled?

Really, you managed to fill in my form?

Really, you managed to fill in my form?

I have been mistaken for Go Skippy Car insurance quite offten! even though my blog has attracted other peoples negative reviews of Go Skippy Car Insurance, (I have not won any Positive or good reviews of Go Skippy).

So to try and limit the number of people who got confused and try to get me to phone them about their car or van insurance policies, I added the following text to my contact form:
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New Islington Free School

Over the weekend I received a letter from Julie Roscoe (head of planning at Manchester City Council) informing me that application number 104709/FO/2014/N1: “erection of a part 2, part single story building to form a new 2-form entry school with associated car parking, landscaping, play areas, boundary treatment and vehicular access from Old Mill Street” had been passed after careful consideration of the proposal, it had however been subject to 34 conditions.

Conditions attached to the planning permission include:

  • Off site highway works
  • the submission of a travel plan strategy
  • CCTV details
  • canal protection measures during construction
  • secure by design measures

I have written back to Sue Wills (Case officer) asking for details on the 34 conditions. however am yet to receive a response.

With the Rochdale Canal making up the main route too and from Great Ancoats Street, and it being a Mecca for drug users





Graffiti “art”, littering (including broken glass, used condoms) drinking, Prostitution, oh and on more than a few occasions human excrement.

I hope the council will see fit to clean up the area.

The Ancoats Canal Project do a great job, however the police and the council seem unable to care less.

Let’s hope the presence of a school will help?

A solution to spam?

Deanna has been getting some spam from a company called Communicado, she decided to deal with it by writing back to them and and letting them know that the emails were illegal:

Subject: Bill for damages for illegal commercial email received

Regarding the following unsolicited commercial emails to a personal mail box with no prior business relationship.


All these emails have been received from domains and servers owned by World trading Partners (BVI 1611097) and Communicado Ltd (Company number: 3709008), both located at:
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