Services We Didn't Know We Needed Until They Became Available #137  

TheQuietGuy2005 55M
3484 posts
9/28/2005 8:48 am

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Services We Didn't Know We Needed Until They Became Available #137

The Radio Times Text-Message Reminder Service.

British readers desperate not to miss out on a particular TV programme can now get advanced warning on their mobile phones.

The Radio Times (for overseas viewers, this is a BBC publication and Web site for TV and radio listings) now publishes codes to be texted from your mobile phone to their central server; in return, a reminder is sent back to your phone as a text message 15 minutes or an hour before the selected programme is due to start.

How did we ever manage without it? In today's hurly-burly, crazy, mixed-up world how can we ever hope to remember all those must-see programmes with brain-power alone?

Some of you may have had the thought that you could always set an alarm on your phone in any case to achieve the same result. This is clearly archaic, antiquated thinking: at a mere 25p per reminder (plus, as always, the standard network message charge), the new service clearly beats having to remember how to set the alarm. Something else you no longer need to remember!

So cast aside your antiquated ideas and dive into this new world of Memory Outsourcing.

Next week: how to make money by selling your redundant brain as dog food.


You may, dear reader, be remarking on the unusual shortness of this piece and you would be right. The author is suffering from a cold (not, I would point out to all women readers, the flu) and (1) is having trouble writing coherent sentences, (2) can see double and therefore suspects that he has written more than is actually the case and (3) just wants to go to bed.

And shame on any of you who are applauding this side-effect!

AlbertPrince 59M

9/28/2005 9:22 am

I can still remember when phones were for making calls

helga_hansen 50F
1987 posts
9/28/2005 10:01 am

Helga would just like to state now that I've not seen Jx for 4 weeks... he didn't get his cold from me!!


PS. Jx... hope you get better soon, hun... and don't forget Spooks tomorrow night, at 9pm. Lol, as if you would forget "Spooks" in a hurry!!

Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥

SweetDarlinAngel 40F
2996 posts
9/28/2005 1:20 pm

@->- A flower sent to you in hopes that you get well soon

A kiss on the cheek for better health to come your way



PrincessKarma 44F
6188 posts
9/28/2005 1:27 pm

*brings Quiet chicken soup and a bacon sandwich on a bed tray, wearing only her lace chemise*

Hope this makes you feel better, my dear

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

GoddessOfTheDawn 106F
11240 posts
9/28/2005 1:52 pm

Get well soon ~ kotc ~

and spooks don't hurt you one bit so just lay on that couch and watch...

MissAnnThrope 57F
11488 posts
9/28/2005 2:13 pm

You know, there are people who are going to be stupid enough to sign up for this service. I want to know what happens if they're not home when the reminder goes off...

Now, seeing double, eh? I'm sorry, but I can't resist...

HHooww mmaannyy ffiinnggeerrss amm II hhoollddiinngg uupp??

(please don't hurt me!)

TheQuietGuy2005 55M
2386 posts
9/29/2005 1:51 am

Al ... I know, I know - life was so much simpler then ... the summer's were much nice too and the beer tasted better and ... and ... and ...

SDA ... Thanks It's been an age since anyone gave me flowers!

Princess ... Ah, if only ...

Helga ... {sigh} It has been a while, hasn't it. Maybe that's why I'm ill Actually, I think it's your fault for leaving infected messages on one of my other blog entries!

Goddess ... Thanks ... just thanks

MissAnn ... I can see just the one finger ... now go figure that out

TheQuietGuy2005 55M
2386 posts
9/29/2005 6:25 am

As I sit here at work, failing to find the mental firepower to put together a new blog entry for the 29th, I can't help reflecting upon what I once read was the sovereign remedy for a guy with a cold: a cold bed and a hot woman.

I can manage the cold bed ... unless I get any volunteers within the next few hours though I guess I'll have to settle for a cold bed and a hot toddy instead

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