Posts tagged with ‘laws’

  • A 22-page form; each page is double-sided for added insanity.

    Buying a House, Part 3

    27 June, 2013

    In the third blog post in this series, Dan, Ruth and JTA acquire some lawyers, fill out a mortgage...

  • Scene from 12 Angry Men. Henry Fonda explains his vote of

    Jury Duty, Part 4

    15 May, 2013

    Dan's jury service comes to an end, and he looks back on it as he fills in his expenses...

  • A court clerk shufles a deck of 15 slips of paper.

    Jury Duty, Part 3

    12 May, 2013

    As part of his ongoing jury duty, Dan serves on a trial. And while he can't write about the...

  • Oxford Crown and County Court, on St. Aldates, Oxford.

    Jury Duty, Part 2

    10 May, 2013

    Dan's done his first day of jury service, in which he mostly sat around in a waiting room and...

  • My Jury Summons, showing my juror number and instructions on what a Jury Summons means. Parts are censored to protect my address and details that could make it possible for somebody to impersonate me as a juror.

    Jury Duty, Part 1

    9 April, 2013

    Dan's been called for jury service. Naturally, he's going to be blogging about it (except for the bits that...

  • A close-up of my dad's Will, showing where it was clearly re-stapled.

    A Broken Oath

    4 November, 2012

    You wouldn't have thought it possible to incorrectly witness an oath or affirmation, would you? But somehow, a solicitor...

  • 4 Things You Should Do When Writing A Will (Which My Dad Didn’t)

    31 August, 2012

    While acting as executor for his father's estate, there have been four particular problems with Dan's dad's Will that...

  • My dad, climbing, moments before his accident.

    The Coroner’s Inquest

    26 July, 2012

    Dan provides reflections on his trip to Kendal for the coroner's inquest on his father's death, five months after...

  • British Telecom's implementation of the new cookie laws. Curiously, if you visit their site using the Opera web browser, it assumes that you've given consent, even if you click the button to not do so.

    Visitor Tracking Without Cookies (or How To Abuse HTTP 301s)

    24 April, 2012

    A technique for abusing HTTP 301 redirects and random numbers to uniquely track users; even those who have cookies...

  • Poly and the Census – Success! (almost)

    28 October, 2011

    After much to-ing and fro-ing, the Freedom of Information Act request that a fellow blogger made to the Office...

  • Poly and the Census – Part Four

    19 June, 2011

    More fun and games in Zoe's quest to get meaningful information out of the Office of National Statistics, about...

  • Leading By Example

    15 May, 2011

    After getting thoroughly confused by the new European Union directives on the use of cookies, which come into force...

  • Poly and the Census – Part Three

    13 May, 2011

    Dan hears back - albeit only via somebody else's Freedom of Information Act request - to his concerns about...

  • Poly and the Census – Part Two

    28 March, 2011

    Still no reply from the Office of National Statistics... but somebody's put in a Freedom of Information request now...

  • Please Drink This Alcohol-Free Beer Responsibly

    10 July, 2009

    Huh? * How am I expected to irresponsibly enjoy an alcohol-free beer? By selling it to people as “the...

  • Hawaii

    5 July, 2003

    I’m scared. Kit is researching the laws governing marriage in Hawaii, and I’m not exactly sure why. “Hey; you...