I just love graphs. Today I decided to graph the first year of my mobile phone contract. I used which is a frontend to the Google Charts API.
Here are the results:

Phone usage graph

Graph of all services


Phone usage graph

Again, with a clearer axis for just minutes and data

“Data” is what my phone bill calls “Mobile Internet”. I think that it is data requests made by third party applications. The set marked as “BB” in the legend is Blackberry Internet Services, which incorporates web browsing, BBM, and email.

Graphs are good for you!* Make a graph today.

*No study was completed to establish the health benefits of graph creation.

It’s all fixed

So, for a while, I had two phones with the same outgoing number. I could send a message from the blackberry I’m using right now, and the reply would go to the other phone. I think Einstein had a thing or two to say about spooky things like that.
Anyway, ring ring hello Orange. 20 unproductive minutes later, it’s all ASDA’s fault. Ring ring hello ASDA. Impossible you say? I know you’re right, of course, the guy at orange had a distinct air of ‘haventaclue’. You’ll send them an email? Oh how kind and useful of you.
It was fixed about 5 minutes later, so cool. I’m not going to hold a grudge or anything, i’m just pleased to get to use my new phone.
So life’s good at the moment, which makes for boring blog. I will season it with physics and programming and minecraft and all manner of geeky things, as a chef would lasagne with salt and pepper and whatever you put in a lazaggknee nowaday.
As they say on interweb, kbye.

Orange Customer Service

Despite the continued lethargy of my telephone numbers in organising themselves location-wise, Orange have been doing a good job of dealing with my queries. In my 4 support calls, I have spoken to an Indian call centre 3 times, and a nationally based one once. Nevertheless, all of the staff I have experienced were competent and helpful, after you apply a little patience.

My number IS porting, the process should be complete by 1600 today; a prospect which I am cautious to believe with any zeal.

Also, seems the whole world and his dog have heard of Minecraft now. That’s great for Notch! Even though it’s Indie (and Alpha build!) it is one of the top selling games internationally, meanwhile the forums and wiki combined get the same volume of traffic as does slashdot. Madness.