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Tuesday morning ponderings

When did IT become IS?The bad guy from Goldfinger apears as the prince of Vulgaria in Chitty-Chitty-Bang-BangI interviewed a guy who worked in a bottling plant the other day and he keeps a blog, uses a Symbian cam...

Now this is bloody fantastic! (bis)

Prolific Web2 blogger Dion Hinchcliffe comments on the Tahoe campaign fallout (The Web-Powered Control Shift: Social Computing ( and reading his blog–actually, I tend to spot his awesome graphics on...

Now this is bloody fantastic!

American car company Chevy decides to let folks create their own Chevy ads (very zeitgeisty dear, well done…) and then this nice man decides to use the same tool to point out how evil the SUV is.


Been doing some research on the old co-creation thing for a presentation at work and came across Mastercard’s priceless site. The site gives you two videos to watch (they don’t work on Mac/Firefox) and then asks y...

Overheard in a workshop today

“360” is the new “My”

Pish dolls

Common Barbie, let’s go party (thanks Rocketboom)

Magistrates court

Well, am on the train back to London after an expensive and frustrating day in Wiltshire. Back when I was commuting to Salisbury I picked up a speeding ticket and looking at the evidence paperwork the rozzers sen...

Just signing up for a Ning account :-)

Playing with Spout – very interesting. If you’ve ever had an opinion about a film you’ll love this…


Just had breakfast with CU-1. It feels like I haven’t seen my family in ages



Flicking through coverflow this afternoon found a copy of RunDMC’s Raising Hell which I thought I had deleted ages ago.

Now le iPod Francais doit jouer le music from anywhere

James Governor’s MonkChips: You gotta love the French: Killing the DMCA and stamping on roach motels

Things you learn in a day’s work

Turns out Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. thanks lipsum


KM with ambient knowledge

Great piece on ambient information at Headshift (I feel so left out not making it to ETECH seems like everybody I read online was there…).

Awesome KTM on-board helmet camera

Now that’s what I call handling. Check out the piles of logs :-)

Sleepy baby (moments I want to remember)

Hi Hal, it’s half-past twelve in the morning and you finished struggling with your insides about half an hour ago (looks v. sore, lots of grumbling and crying). You’re almost three weeks old and are sleeping in yo...

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Blogger, spam, and why I wrote my first blogging app

In days of yore, before Donkey was published using movabletype, I wrote an application to publish this blog. Like most of the software I’ve created, it was pretty rubbish, but in fairness, it did support three gro...


Boring dad stuff

Well it’s been a week now and CU-2 is eating non-stop (even makes sucking noises in his sleep, Nick’s nipples are taking a serious battering) and developing well. Last night early this morning I had a session with...



OK all, no time to reply to emails, have just woken up and must rush back to hospital. The potted bits:


One little brother, coming up

So C, it was a Tuesday afternoon, the 7th of February 2006. When I got home early you didn’t seem surprised and you didn’t notice that Mom was writing times down on a piece of paper and bouncing with intent on her...



Cally has taken the time to reply. Thank you Cally:-)

A good source of polyunsaturates?

So I’ve been doing the information architecture for a site about Flora (a margarine product from Unilever) and the thing has finally gone live. On the whole, it’s pretty usable, makes a good effort towards being a...

Movable Type 3.3

So it looks like Movable Type 3.3 is going to have some advanced entreprise goodies, like LDAP… I can’t wait :-)


A new way to write

Interesting read over on noodlepie it’s primarily a blog about foodie stuff, but recently, Graham Holliday has started blogging some pieces he is writing for the NMA (a UK new media rag). What’s neat is that he is...

Just discovered James Boardwell

His blog is called technogoggles.

BA and my digital lifestyle

Spotted this bus heading down Golders Green Road. The picture shows an open laptop with the caption Notebook. Photo album. Jukebox. Check-in desk.

Honda’s Inaccessible Dream

Don’t keep up with my Modern Marketing feed as frequently as I should – James has always got some interesting stuff to say…

Bad coffee and legal MP3s oh my…

So the largest distributor of crap burnt coffee is entering the the music biz…

DS hits half a million users for wifi service

Nintendo Breaches the 3-million connections and 500,000-user mark! - Gaming Blog


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PodDater adds RSS feeds to profiles. Online Dating Insider:

Yahoo happy tenth birthday

So nice little quilt graphic from Yahoo (Yahoo! Netrospective: 10 years, 100 moments of the Web) for their birthday.


I’m always on the lookout for interesting examples of bloggers making content together, so was chuffed to see Livejournal users have been creating hundreds and hundreds of Batgirls (thanks Boingboing)

I could eat a knob at night

Listening to the old Ricky Gervais podcast thing again. Apparently, after the offhand remark “you could make a dance mix from I could eat a knob at night” the guys received eighty (80!) mix tapes:-)

Symbian screengrab

Very excited, have just read a piece on which claims to have found a reliable screengrab app for the Symbian OS :-)


More DRM bollocks

I know I have absolutely no impact whatsoever on the music publishing industry, but I just wanted to confirm that if any record companies are listening, I will never buy another CD from you guys that has copy prot...