I may have written about this before, but it continues to be very annoying that Betfair allow someone to potentially make a profit with no risk. I put my standard £200 bet on Alabama last night to win straight up asking for 1.45 pre-game and was robbed:
Invoice: Consultancy for increased web hits £1000. Payable within 7 days. --- Let's hope that you are not about to get what I got a few years ago. A Melbourne IP address that would hit me not 1000 times a day but 50,000 times a day. It wasn't a DDoS attack and did not prevent people from viewing my pages. However, it did skew my stats so much that I decided to block the IP address. I presume it was someone who took exception to my being the contrarian that I am.
Good to see an update from former commenter Matthew Trenhaile - the Crazed Alchemist, explaining his sudden disappearance after his blog showed much promise when it was launched in July last year. His quality writing will be missed, but I wish him well in his new job.
The news is all about David Bowie right now, a South London legend and his matinee performance at Croydon's Fairfield Halls on June 24th 1973 (Ziggy Stardust Tour) was the first concert I attended as a very young boy - one of those firsts in life that we all record as we come of age. I also saw him at Wembley, both at Live Aid in 1984 and on the Glass Spider Tour, almost exactly 14 years later, but he'd gone off a bit by then - or perhaps my coming of age enthusiasm had become a going of age apathy.