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Email reputation and SSL Certificates

Had an interesting observation this morning. Checking the blog at ReturnPath, who advise companies on how to ensure their emails get delivered and not blocked as spam, and they have launched a free email reputation monitoring website – Senderscore. Not


Has the Royal Mail taken over the USA Embassy

It seems so according to Google Maps. If you do a search, the sidebar address is indeed, correct – however, the marker on the website is not lurking over Grosvenor Square, but planted firmly on top of the Royal Mail


US Visa

So, today I went to apply for a Visa to visit the USA. Despite holding a full UK passport, I am deemed SO dangerous that I have to make a special application for a full Visa. It’s quite amazing to


Multi-multi-multi tasking

I read quite often in the many marketing industry emails I get each day that the modern person generally multi-tasks in the evenings, tending to have the TV on in the corner, while browsing the web, chatting on IM –


Petition to ban strike on London Underground

If you approve – sign this petiton http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/tube-strikes/ 


Will we face an advertising backlash?

Everywhere I look, I am reading about how advertising is going to save the world. In the past week, Google talked about how adverts can fund mobile phone charges, Vodafone announed an advertising subsidised service and a virtual network operator


At last – a sensible use for The Bible

Tired of all that sanctimonious crap inside The Bible ? Replace it with something vastly more interesting instead then…. Via The Green Head The Good Book Flask is the ultimate place to stash your booze. On the outside, it appears


Antique Maps on Google Earth

This is rather spiffy. Google has “officially” added some antique map layers to Google Earth so you can compare todays sat photos with maps of places from a hundred or so years ago. To use this, expand the Featured Content


Flying Spaghetti Monster spotted in Germany

It would seem that God is German


When smilies go wrong

I don’t object to the textual smilies people use. However, I utterly butterly loathe the yellow graphics :( …especially those spawn of satans animated versions. My email client tends to convert text smilies into the graphic versions – yeuk. Except,


Is there a national shortage of paper tissues

Sitting here typing while being entertained by the symphony of sniffing from several work colleagues. Why can’t people blow their noses properly anymore? It’s the same on the tube on the way to work. If bird flu takes off as


CCTV’s cause UK’s Obesity epidemic

Consider two seemingly unrelated issues: A combination of CCTVs, biometrics, databases and tracking technologies has resulted in Britain becoming the most spied on nation in the world, according to a government privacy watchdog. http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=333302&ssid=204&sid=LIF and…. British health officials claim obesity


WWII archive photos go online

More than five million aerial photographs of World War II are to be made publicly available on the internet. The pictures will go online on Monday. Taken by the RAF, they were used by Allied commanders to help devise their


A “silent” passenger plane

A radically redesigned passenger jet could alleviate a major complaint of people who live near major airports–the deafening sound of planes taking off and landing. A team of 40 researchers from Cambridge University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology spent


Spiffy photo

From Nasa’s photo of the day website.


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