October 18th, 2005


nothing pathetic about my fallacies

Yesterday the unwelcome surprise that my Youth Matters delegate's pack contained no travel information whatsoever was abruptly complicated by the discovery that my vague memory of a bus route to Kassam Stadium was either false or discontinued. I stormed back to the office to dial up the stadium's website, only to find that the maps were "brochure-style" (two sizes, both useless) and that while the website included many Quicktime "virtual tours", it did not include the venue's address or postcode. I was getting rather angry by the time I finally extricated a street name and postcode from google.

As I was trying to pull up a map, the browser hung. Then the internet connection went down. Then the network for the entire building. From the noise on the way out, every system in Macc House was jammed. As I stormed out the front gate, (to buy an A-Z, figure out a route from the nearest busstop and finally arrive with mere minutes to spare) they were attempting to pull open the electic car-park barrier with their bare hands.

Which just goes to show how much one badly-designed flash website can mess up your day.