Saturday, September 30, 2006

Lenovo Thinkpad Battery recall

Following the recent spate of battery recalls, following some well publicised spontaneous combustions, Lenovo also appear to have a bad batch from Sony. My batteries checked out OK, but we have some recent purchases that are on the recall list.

Check your battery serial numbers here

Lenovo's check-your-battery page

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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Thinkpad burns at LAX

Story circulating of a Thinkpad battery burnout at LAX. No reports of the battery details, so may not be a genuine IBM OEM'd.

Reports seem to think it's aT4x series.

No recall notices from IBM so far, so I'm not worrying....yet.

More detail of the incident here.

Dangerous Corner; a pre-war soap

This weekend we went to see the last performance of a weeks run of J B Priestley's "Dangerous Corner" at the Theatre Royal Windsor.

A well performed, good tale; one in a series of Priestley's "Time" plays.

Charlie Brooks, of the soap "Eastenders" played Betty. The plot of the play, written in 1932, contained, in two hours of performance, all the necessary elements regulary portrayed in modern day soaps; theft, lies, adultery (hetero/homo), drugs, violence, and quite a lot of weeping & shouting!

No contest though; I prefer the 1932 version :-)

Gringotts Wizarding Bank

Gringotts Wizarding Bank
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