Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Now, though there still are a few clouds over Diablotin (so what's new?!), the resolution elsewhere is awesome!
UPDATE: I upgraded to v4.2 and it would always freeze just after starting. I downgraded - same problem. The only solution was to snooze my anti-virus application. So it's worth mentioning you don't have to upgrade to see the better resolution images of Dominica.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Will buying Google keywords boost my organic listing?
Simple answer: no, Google doesn't give your 'organic' (natural) listings a nudge just because you're spending money with them.
The better answer though is that if you're spending money on Adwords, it should be a prerequisite that you look long and hard at your site content... read more...
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Gibberish? No, versions of the Ubuntu operating system I'm getting to grips with, as part of my quest for the ultimate backup/fileserver solution. And I am taken with the Gusty Gibbon (= version 7 of Ubuntu).
The wonderful thing is that you can run an evaluation version on your PC right from the install CD. The graphical interface is awesome and the online documentation is great too: https://help.ubuntu.com/
A couple of pointers for others who may follow in my footsteps:
1) If you want PHP and MySQL, go with the Ubuntu server version of the install - it's all bundled, as opposed to installing the desktop version and then having to install the above components separately. Downside is that you then have to install GNOME, which is the graphical interface. But it's pwetty!
2) Software install is done by command line or via the Package Manager.
3) Filesharing with Windows PCs on your LAN is done via SAMBA
Thursday, December 13, 2007
So I finally did some research that confirmed my theory. Our sunsets do get later from mid-November. Not that our shortest day is in November, it's just that through a quirk of latitude or longitude or something, our day is sort of shifted - so our sunrises are also later until the shortest day - December 21st.
Everything clear now?
Monday, December 10, 2007
UPDATE: so I just went online and created one from one of my sunset photos on Flickr. 3 quid. problem solved.
Friday, December 07, 2007
But it's already been done! See here.... That it's 'Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.' speaks to how useful it was.
Mind you, the idea of a microwave needing a network card is somewhat disconcerting...
Friday, November 30, 2007
Dominica, Barbados and the US soccer team.
And as I read his article about a place he's never visited, having seen this gorgeous sunset, having been surrounded by rainforest-clad mountains, having come through my small but friendly community I thought: 'yes, perhaps you ought to stay away, there's clearly nothing here for you!'
And I wasn't disappointed. The quake led the news of course, lots of hyperbole but no facts, apart from the magnitude. Nothing about any reports of damage or injuries, so I have to assume there was none. Perhaps the quake came after the point in the day it can be put in detail on the evening news, not that 3pm is 'late'. Besides, isn't that the point of covering 'breaking news'?
Thursday, November 29, 2007
The Martinique earthquake 29 November 2007 occurred in the inclined seismic zone that dips to the west beneath the Lesser Antilles islands arc. In the region of Martinique, the South America plate moves to the west-northwest with respect to the Caribbean plate with a velocity of about 2 cm/yr. This relative motion is accommodated largely by the South America plate thrusting beneath the Caribbean plate. The earthquake occurred within the subducted South America plate, in response to stresses generated by plate's slow distortion, rather on the thrust fault that constitutes the interface the between the Caribbean and South America plates...
Earthquakes, such as this one, that have focal-depths between 70 and 300 km are commonly termed "intermediate-depth" earthquakes...[and]... typically cause less damage on the ground surface above their foci than is the case with similar magnitude shallow-focus earthquakes, but large intermediate-depth earthquakes... may be felt at great distance from their epicenters
So, now we know!
We were just rocked by a substantial earthquake - magnitude 7.3, centered not far west of Martinique. Now that's what I call scary - about 2 minutes of sustained shaking. Cars rocked, motorbike shook, water tank shook and slopped water... and Puss fled.
I've always said the small size of our qualifying groups mean we will often come up against big guys - last time it was Mexico. I'll not go into the size of the defeat we suffered then, but just playing these big countries is a great experience.. and great exposure! And maybe out new stadium can host one of the games?
What was a not-so-great experience was the CONCACAF website - go here to read why!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
I am though noticing a shift away from the crass 'I am Chief Whathisname of Nigeria with an inheritance of $120 million I want to share with YOU'... Locally we now see enquiries for accommodation (including a need for dozens of cell phones). I also know of someone here selling their car who was contacted from Nigeria. Most scams are easy to spot.
Also beware of false award ceremonies and cultural events! Always Google to verify such. I'd like to think we're savvy to all variants of the Nigerian scam, but I'm not so sure.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I was also impressed with how forested and unspoiled the south east and east side of the island is.
I think the pilot should have just piped 'Ride of the Valkyries' through the headphones rather than his commentary.
One really needs to be right next to the window to get the best pics (I wasn't!). Just have to do it again!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Supporters of the Guyanese boxer in the stands drumming and flag waving constantly... several showers forcing the ringside crowd to flee to the drinks tent... and the crowd shouting 'Salop!' every time a punch connected.
And the highlight? Maybe when accumulated rain on the tarp above the ring was blown down and drenched the VIPs & boxers' wives....!
"Welcome to the Caribbean, love".
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Indeed, there was a reverential hush - they are magnificent birds. But I couldn't help feeling for them. Poor things had to put up with the noise of 4 days of Creole in the Park then 3 nights of Creole Music Festival. And fireworks. And this year a wicked thunderstorm. I hope they put a big blanket over their cage like me Gran would!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
It is a superb setting - gorgeous backdrop, plenty of shade, enthusiastic crowd. Today I could have spent hours there - I wished I'd taken a picnic and a cold beer.
I suppose bigger games will be played in the new stadium, but I'm sure games will still be held in the Gardens.
Postcript: good to see lots of cruise ship visitors watching the cricket today - must have been English!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
We see subtle changes around this time of year. We spend less time watching the weather reports (though Hurricane Lenny in 99 was a reminder you can get a powerful storm in November).
It should also starts to get a little colder, by D/a standards. Not as 'cold' as December/January, but we ought to be feeling a difference. Not that we are, but it's something to look forward to. That and the peak of our wet season. Also missing right now - it's almost as dry as June with clear blue skies to match.
And the sun sets almost an hour earlier now: 5:30 rather than the 6:30 at the height of summer. But in barely a month it's winter solstice and the nights will start to get longer.
Something else I've not seen - or rather heard - yet: the 'cannon'. Usually kids fire off bamboo cannon whose segments are filled with kerosene and heated, giving off loud bangs. Traditionally these start right after Independence and go through to Christmas, but I've not heard one yet in the village.
Musically, Jing Ping stops abruptly once Independence is done, and soon will be heard Christmas songs, the best of which are the Reggae versions of carols.
Listening to: David Bowie - Changes
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
This year. it was held in the new sports stadium. Now as much as I love the stadium, it's no place for the Gala. Besides being treated like cattle just to get in, the stage is miles away and absolutely no wandering around is allowed. Half the fun of the Gala is the unique mix of the 'lime' and the culture.
So I'm starting a campaign: Move the Gala back to the Gardens! And that's why I post a photo from last year's Gala.
This personal project was born as many are, from a eureka moment while out cycling. But the seed was planted by my Mum quite some time ago.
But as I gave it some thought, I saw the possibilities. And so I got Serious.
First question - is the concept being done at the moment? A search for the keywords behind the concept is positive - no, it's not being done.
Step 2: find the domain name. All obvious ones are taken. 2a is think of less-obvious (like, facebook.com or youtube.com are not obvious names for what the sites do).
Setback 1: Step 2 found a site quite similar to my concept. So Step 3 is: examine that site to see if my idea can still run without being a rip-off. And yes it can (the site I found is just for the US).
So it's back to Step 2, and as such I need to go cycling for more inspiration ;)
Follow this project on our corporate blog!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
The best part was the playing of the national anthem. Anthems are made for playing to crowds in national stadiums. It wasn't quite 'God Save The Queen' at Wembley - polite clapping at the end rather than 100,000 roars - but it's a good tune and stirring words. Words are important in anthems - Spain, please note!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
senior_advocate_nig5555: I am Chief Santos Ajala [ SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA ]
Steve McCabe: lol
Steve McCabe: i bet you are
senior_advocate_nig5555: HOW R U ?
Steve McCabe: happy that you've made random contact
senior_advocate_nig5555: WHAT ?
Steve McCabe: i'm happy. you're giving me millions of dollars, right?
senior_advocate_nig5555: PLS WHAT R U TALKING ABOUT ?
Steve McCabe: doing business with you
Steve McCabe: can we?
Steve McCabe: please?
Steve McCabe: i have an inheritance i need to share
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
It's what many of us develop between June-November every year. One sign is an almost compulsive viewing of satellite images of the Atlantic & Caribbean (I've got a Widget that cycles through half-a-dozen different ones - IR, Visible, Atlantic Analysis - every 60 seconds).
It also involves compulsive hoarding: squirreling away gallons of water, batteries & candles. I also maintain a rigid spare trash bags policy.
Sufferers speak in tongues: ranting about latitude, shear, millibars, waves, categories... and often incant people's names (David, Andrew, Dean...).
And they are always the first to speak about their Depressions.
And if there wasn't a worrisome 'cyclonic circulation center near 19n36w to 13n42w to
8n47w' out there that I need to investigate throughly, I'd tell you more about this phobia!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Dominica's independence celebration (Oct-Nov) is one of my fave times of year, especially when the planets align and you get national costume at a national park! More photos here
Friday, October 05, 2007
(taken from wired magazine)
The Procrastinator's Clock (for Windows/Mac/web) is guaranteed to be up to 15 minutes fast. However, it also speeds up and slows down in an unpredictable manner so you can’t be sure how fast it really is. Furthermore, the clock is guaranteed to not be slow, assuming your computer clock is sync’d with NTP; many computers running Windows and Mac OS X with persistent Internet connections already are. So what will motivate you to be on time if you use this clock? FEAR, UNCERTAINTY and DOUBT! Use of this clock shows that, although your friends have created a separate timetable just to accommodate your legacy of tardiness, you really care about being on time. By assuming that the clock might actually be telling the correct time, you'll hopefully assume that that afternoon meeting is sooner than you thought and get back to work. Hopefully.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
I noticed a flyer for a kiddie's party/event - possibly part of Police Week - where one highlight was children's fingerprinting. Elsewhere in the world, it would probably create a civil liberties outrage. Here, it may signal that this innovative new technology is being adapted in Dominica. The last time I looked at official crime-related statistics, there were zero crimes solved using fingerprint evidence.... But maybe it was just a typo for 'fingerpainting'!
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
But if the Wikipedia entry on Dominica is anything to go by, it needs to be taken with something of a grain of salt (note that I began with 'starting research').
Interestingly, the most wildly inaccurate section was Demographics. Perhaps because it was based on a non-existent 2003 census. And this section couldn't be edited.
I did get a laugh though at the Language section, because it stated the cocoy dialect was based on Creole and London Cockney. Laugh? I nearly ran up the apples and pairs to the old trouble an strife.
Do what, leave it out, knock it on the 'ead, mate.
Monday, September 24, 2007
I shoulda stayed at Antigua airport - choice of 4 FREE wireless networks!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Mt Liamuiga is St Kitts tallest mountain at 3,792ft, and a 'potentially active' stratovolcano with a very well defined crater that contains a lake which varies in size according to the season.
I went with Royston of Roystontours.com, who picked me up from the hotel and did a couple of side trips to viewpoints of the island en route.
The hike starts from the north of the island, so it's about an hour's drive from Basseterre. We drove up a track to about 1,000 ft, and started the hike from there.
It's a well defined track that just goes up for 75 mins - quite steep but no real clambering. If I was to compare with a Dominica hike, it's like Morne Anglais (without the part when you go down-hill before the part where you go uphill to the summit).
The vegetation is almost identical to Dominica's rainforest, a little less lush. We heard but didn't see some of St Kitts' famous monkeys.
At the top, there's a rock formation called The Devil's Tooth. Clamber partway up and there are some great views north towards the island Saba.
It is possible to climb down into the crater, or up to the pointy peak. We sat on the rim of the crater (at 2,861ft), ate the subways that Royton had kindly provided, took a breather, then descended - it took just an hour going down.
Al in all, a good half-day work-out on a beautiful Kittitian mountain!
See also http://www.peakware.com/peaks.html?pk=2174
Monday, September 10, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
"Hurricane Felix put on an incredibly ferocious burst of intensification last night, winding up into a small but potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane. Felix now holds the record for shortest time for an Atlantic storm to intensify to Category 5 strength. Felix required just 51 hours to reach Category 5 strength after it started as a tropical depression. That is a truly remarkable intensification rate, considering most tropical cyclones take 3-5 days to organize into a Category 1 hurricane. The tracking coordinates for Felix show that it has spent more of its life at Category 5 strength than any other classification."
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Just for posterity, here's how Hurricane Dean came and went.
Sunday 12th August: Tropical Depression 4 forms at 12N and 31W and though it's way out in the Atlantic, it is forecast to slowly strengthen and head in our direction. I do my first panic buying.
Monday 13th - Wednesday 15th: TD4 becomes Tropical Storm Dean. Given it's westerly speed (a quick 20MPH) I work out it'll pass over us Friday morning. The forecast path has it a little south of us, but it will be a hurricane by the time it reaches us.
Thursday 16th: We're now in a Hurricane Warning and people are sent home from work from the afternoon onwards. It's announced the power will be cut at midnight, and water will go from around 10pm. Otherwise, it's a normal morning in town.
Friday 17th: By 6am the winds & rain wake me. I debate staying in bed, but decide to give the house a once-over. I am freaked out to look out of the front window and see the big nutmeg trees all toppled over. I decide its time to get serious so I dress fully including raincoat, and make sure my essentials bag (camera, change of clothes, passport etc) is very close at hand.
I turn my small radio on to listen to local radio; the Roseau river is flooding, but specific facts are otherwise hard to come by.
Noted the huge drop in pressure whenever I dared open the front door to venture out.
Amazingly, the land lines are all working, but the cell service is 'Emergency Only'. I wonder how that will help.
6pm: It finally stops raining enough to think about venturing out to see what's going on in the neighbourhood. Branches down all over the road. Meet guys with chainsaws going to clear trees. See a high-tension power line down across the road a little up the hill; it could be some time before we get electricity back. Word is there are landslides below the village.
Saturday 18th: Grey, overcast, but generally dry. I take my first drive out of the village. Pass some small landslides that have been cleared. The breadfruit trees along the road are decimated. Stunned to see evidence of how high the Roseau river had been. The 7-11 shows bare sports on the shelves where the Crix and muesli had been. Town otherwise calm, electricity has been restored at least in the Roseau area.
In the garden, most of the fruits - avocados, grapefruit - have been blown off the trees.
Tuesday: Water comes back on. A proper shower, even if cold, is a treat!
Wednesday evening: the power is back! Astounded to turn on the TV and find Marpin bright & clear! I celebrate with a cold can of Guinness.
Sadly, two people died on Friday
Max winds in Roseau: 78MPH
My rain gauge overfilled, so it was 120mm+
Damage: $EC90 million.
Many thanks for all the support!
Friday, August 24, 2007
Actually, it was seeing a postman on Monday this week that I knew we were back to normal here ;)
A friend has some good tips for handling a storm here.
1) If you've got a generator, make sure it's working
2) Unplug and bag all your computer equipment/electricals, and put somewhere safe - ideally off the floor but under a desk/table
3) Save & store all the water you can, esp. drinking water.
4) make sure the generator is working
5) charge all your rechargeable batteries, inc. your cell phone. The electricity is always shut off just before the storm, and you can count on it not coming back for a couple of days. Even as of today there are still areas without.
We were lucky to have had a full five days warning of Dean's arrival.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
After extensive analysis, here's my list of Top Fruit Trees That'll Weather A Hurricane:
Mango - sturdy as hell
Grapefruit - just loses all it's fruit
Avaocado - ditto
Top Fruit Trees That Fall Over
Breadfruit - it's the gangly basketball player on stilts of the lot, top heavy too!
Nutmeg - sadly, a featherweight
And if banana was a tree, it would be number one. Fortunately, in 12 weeks or so, they'll be back.
Monday, August 20, 2007
3 days after Dean hit, still no water or electricity, though I was heartened to look across the valley to Eggleston last night and see street lights on.
Basically, it's like the island has been pruned. All the old trees, dead leaves etc. have been stripped. This does have the benefit of opening up more views where before there was no vista.
Town's back to normal - business as usual today.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I spent the afternoon preparing in the house, but on my daily bike ride through the village you could see people were taking Hurricane Dean seriously, boarding up windows.
Up at the top of the hill, the gusts of wind hinted at what is to come.
The water will be cut at 10pm, and the electricity will be cut around midnight.
The 2pm advisory has Hurricane Dean strengthening further, but staying on a westerly track, towards Martinique.
I expect the water to be turned off early evening, then the power late evening, so I'm filling up buckets, and bagging all my computer equipment. Weather's fine, slightly gusty winds but generally sunny.
Best site for info: http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/Track.aspx
The usual preparations are being made. Store lots of water, buy lots of canned food. 'Crix & Kubuli' or even 'Beer and Oysters' in some cases.
As Michael Caine said, 'You, you and you stay calm, the rest of you panic'.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Found this today; the distribution of McCabes in the mainland UK. See, I said we're from Scotland!
No surprise that there's also a concentration in the north-west, but there's also a few in Cornwall. And 2 more I know in Devon ;)
More at http://www.spatial-literacy.org/UCLnames/
Listening to: Sting - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Like a wounded crocodile (well not really), it's the tail end of a tropical weather system that you often have to look out for. AL99, barely a wave as it crosses us and heads into the Caribbean, has brought thunder, dark dark skies and occasional heavy showers. When the main part passed over yesterday, it was mostly blue skies and showers...
Now playing: Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets The Rockers
Monday, July 30, 2007
"In a bold move to counter recent bad weather hitting the UK, the Government there has decided to move the country to the Caribbean.
Officials wouldn't say if the move was permanent, but did say it was pretty hard to fit the entire population of the UK into islands only 616 sq. Km..
An official was quoted as saying that climate change had forced the move on them, and that they would be rotating the location of the UK through various UK territories world-wide. He also said that rising sea-levels in the Caribbean might eventually force a move to somewhere higher like Nepal."
Friday, July 27, 2007
"It's The Price You Pay For Living In Paradise".
That's the whole point about Dominica. No big shopping malls. No 24-7 stores. If you come to D/a with a consuming mindset you're doomed. In fact one of the challenges of living here is working round things. alternatives. making do with something else. Or doing without, even.
Even having a power cut is a chance to pause, take a breather, chill. God know how these ex-pats will manage when then next tropical storm passes over.
Dominica is not the place for instant gratification. Unless it's stunning natural beauty you're after.
Listening to: UB40 - One In Ten
Thursday, July 26, 2007
..."Four days after the end of Ramadan 2005, 34 episodes into its 52-episode run, Al Shamshoon was pulled from MBC 1. It is a lesson in cross-cultural adaptation, and a warning of how delicate a powerful piece of television art like The Simpsons actually is. But regardless of how specifically North American it may be, The Simpsons does have fans (like the blogger Noor) in cultures often very different from our own. Those Muslim fans may not drink beer (although many do), but they don’t begrudge Homer his six-pack of Duff. As the man himself would put it: “Mmmm. Sacrilicious.”"
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
So I'm thinking of getting a Pangolin, or indeed any anteater will do, Scaly, spiny or otherwise.
I could even rent it out. 'Aardvarks r Us' (which would be the first entry in the phonebook for sure). 1-800-Pangolin... 'An eco-friendly solution to infestation'.
Well, it beats using Baygon or Bop!
More on the anteater species...
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
So can I reveal who won now?
Monday, July 23, 2007
My Dad told me a joke yesterday:
Two cannibals meet up in town.
"Hey, how are things? Not seen you for a while. You're looking well."
"Thanks! I've been away on holiday."
"Yeah?" Noticing the other cannibal's arm is missing, "But what happened to your arm?"
"It was self-catering."
(It's the way he tells them).
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
It's not even a low or depression, but the big weather system just gone over dumped a lot of rain and left mist and clouds this evening like you'd get in Manchester.
When checking weather, I generally start with the Intellicast Atlantic Analysis for an overview. Then I'll zoom in to one of the NOAA satellites - their Storm Floaters are awesome, since they follow a active storm.
And for long-range, potential-development areas I like SkeetobiteWeather.com - they're a lot better than their name suggests!
I would mention the regional (based in Martinique/Guadeloupe) Doppler but it's not been working for weeks. Bloody French for you.
Monday, July 16, 2007
"Jul 13: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics Gale Buchanan announced that USDA researchers have finalized an action plan for dealing with colony collapse disorder (CCD) of honey bees. The CCD is characterized by the sudden and mysterious die-off of honey bee colonies [See WIMS 4/4/07]. Buchanan said, "There were enough honey bees to provide pollination for U.S. agriculture this year, but beekeepers could face a serious problem next year and beyond. This action plan provides a coordinated framework to ensure that all of the research that needs to be done is covered in order to get to the bottom of the CCD problem."
Read more: http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/2007/07/usda-releases-bee-colony-collapse.html or the official release here: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2007/070713.htm
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
I go cycling up through the village most days, but the Sunday morning ride is special. It's like quickly running through the dial on a radio, you get a little taste of what's going on.
The cacophony of the Christian church, the sombre worship at the Catholic church...the well dressed children running late to either of the churches.. A snatch of Country & Western music from someone's home... The Clash playing at another house (that'd be mine). And the highlight: a delicious smell of someone frying plaintains for breakfast...
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
So if you've got a photo of your trip to the Lake, add it!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Red Rocks by the way are the exposed red soil & rock formations.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
"We hope that you will be interested enough to wank to participate because this endeavour will require many hands doing many things."
Friday, June 15, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
- I heard about the guy who set-up the locks, and they were an ingenious 3-part 1-key lock
- There are no crocodiles in Dominica
- The 'croc' heads seen were actually alligators.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Well, very eagerly anticipated here in Dominica, and of course our island was the real winner. Great shots of the island.
But I don't think John deserved to go. Didn't he actually find the treasure in the river? Shit happens I suppose. I did like how he was set adrift on an authentic local 'pwi-pwi' - a makeshift raft kids use locally for fishing.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
Then Thursday this week it's the CBS show Pirate Master. Check http://www.dominica.dm/site/piratemaster.cfm for some great photos of Dominica.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Yesterday in Brighton, John Prescott went 12 rounds with the English language and left it slumped and bleeding over the ropes. Matthew Parris, The Times.
"Prescott left the road, overturned, demolished a wall, hit several trees and came to rest upturned in the smoking wreckage of his ministerial reputation. Matthew Parris, The Times.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
And boy, what a mess. 'E-mail this story' links that opened an e-mail with neither Subject or link to the story, Destination sections that were 'unavailable'... 3 out of 10, The Times