Random - Latest news and reviews


Embarrassing Christmas Presents

Since I started having to go to hospital on a regular basis, it has given me pleasure to send the ward a small xmas hamper each year. Last December, I found a company which would send a more suitable selection


Bored!

Resigned from my job last week to work full time for myself. Over the past few years, my working pattern has been something along the lines of: 6am – work from home for a while, then leave for office 8am


Walk across Ribblehead Viaduct

The Settle-Carlisle Railway has confirmed that they expect to be doing walking tours across the famous Ribblehead Viaduct on Sunday July 22nd while the railway is closed for repairs. An original idea to take a train trip on the Saturday


Don’t forget the pancakes on Jif Lemon Day!

Today is Shrove Tuesday, better known as Pancake Day - or in the UK, in irony - often referred to as Jif Lemon Day.


Ribblehead Viaduct

I am advised that the famous Ribblehead Viaduct will be closed on the 22nd July, and it “may” be possible to walk across it. An odd mix of train anoraks and architecture fans – on that day, there will be


No coffee

I have been banned from drinking coffee for 2 days after I had my teeth cleaned. I am not sure how I will cope. I am also banned from red wine and curry. I might just end my life frankly.


I wish my Google income was like this all day

Logging into my AdSense platform to check yesterdays revenues, and this is what it showed me for this morning. Wow – an eCPM of $800 Naturally, it will correct itself over the day to the more usual $6 eCPM average,


‘Paid-for’ email set to launch in the UK

It looks like the Goodmail accreditation system is coming to the UK next year. Goodmail charges senders a fee for each email, in return for bypassing spam filters and enabling images in the emails. Precision Marketing Magazine It was actually


Google’s silent monopoly

An interesting discussion over on this blog about how Google can use its own advertising platform to promote its own products – and whether it gives its own adverts higher postioning that competitors. Its not a ground breaking idea –


Bath, Bristol and Concorde

Finally got round to uploading a load of photos from last weekend’s little jaunt down to Bath and Bristol. Clikie on the “photo gallery” link on the sidebar to see them. It was a nice little weekend break, half a


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 –


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


Flying Spaghetti Monster spotted in Germany

It would seem that God is German


Page 41 of 42

« First...3839404142