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Al Green on 125th Street

OK, call me a lefty ideologue who laps up whatever nonsense the Democrats put out but I’ve been watching the Romney v. Gingritch thing and I just don’t understand how these massively un-presidential types think th...

Dear Lovefilm, please fix your VOD proposition.

Dear Lovefilm, thanks for taking the time to compose such a thorough response explaining what you are doing with your customer proposition.

Versailles part deux…

OK so just a quickie as I take in Today on R4…

Are TV shows the latest social objects?

I worked on a project called “Fanbases” last year, a project to build a publishing hub that would allow brands to place themselves in the centre of relevant, fan-driven conversations.

Open-source manufacturing gets real

Invert the polarity of the neutron flow! from Morten Hjerde on Vimeo.

Mornington Crescent

CU-2 never ceases to surprise me. The other morning he corners me and demands we play his new game he’s just invented. He spends at least 15 minutes explaining what dots mean and how you rub random bits out with y...

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Filed under things I didn’t know about the Royal Mail

Wow, it’s a voyage of discovery… Turns out the post office (RMG for royal mail group) runs a ginormous logistics operation in the Netherlands (it’s called G.L.S.)

Unbelievable recruitment crazy nonsense

Recruiters continue to amaze me. This just came through on a list I follow.

What does Daddy do all day?

CU-1 and HEF are always wondering what dad does all day. Well, the lovely Ian over at Internet Retailing just sent me this pic of him asking the questions at the recent IR Etail expo at the NEC.

SF to Paris in Two Minutes

SF to Paris in Two Minutes from Beep Show on Vimeo.

Group buying (redux)

I know it’s a little embarrassing, but what’s the point of having ideas if they have to stay locked up in a drawer…

Should I commission more strategy work from agencies?

Should I commission more strategy work from agencies? This item cross-posted to Goodlookslikethis Dug’s work blog


Print nº007 - Riders & Villains

Small world (Leeds United, 28 May 1975)

So I took a cab to #GSJLeeds yesterday and the driver and I got talking.

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Overheard in Boots

Pharmacist: Have you renewed that prescription, do you know how to do that?

CU-2’s pirate ship

Once upon a time manufacturers actually manufactured stuff. This thing is amasing, it has hundreds of little parts (down to carrots and dueling pistols and a plank to walk) a crane that moves, canons and jolly rog...

Group buying

The daddy, Groupon, trading since 2008

Loving my new Mitas E10 tyres -- -)

Kevin at recently fitted some Mitas E10’s to the GSA. I think I may have been his first customer to go with these hoops so he sent me an email a couple of days ago asking how I was d...

"Christmas Challenge" idea

I had an idea to increase promotional aspects of the sites.

Gen-Y goes shopping

Lovely infographic from getsat (Get Satisfaction) re Gen-Y purchasing behaviour:

Modern Marketing - Blog by Collaborate PR & Marketing -- Shiny Shiny Syndrome

James has a great new post on the management of innovation in business and the obsession with the new. He calls it Shiny Shiny Syndrome


Thinking some Hemel Visual and UX folk might enjoy tickets go on sale at 13:00 today (in 6 minutes)