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Matt Cutts – hacked?

One of the more high profile blogs around – written by Google staffer, Matt Cutts seems to have been hacked overnight. It could be an “April Fool” – but unfortunatly, it looks legit. Hopefully he will get it back online


Tower Bridge “Salutes” Slavery Ship

Today, London’s iconic Tower Bridge “saluted” the arrival of the replica slavery ship, The Zong which passed through for a visit to London for the next ten days. Typically, when a ship passes through Tower Bridge, the roadways are lifted


Tall Sailing Ship in London!

This coming Thursday, a replica of 18th century Square Rigger, The Zong – an infamous slave ship will moor near Tower Bridge and remain there for 10 days. According to the MoD website, it will go through Tower Bridge at


Someone doesn’t like the Sugababes

Wikipedia can be prone to malicious editing. Fortunatly, the edits are usually discovered very quickly and fixed – so for your viewing pleasure, here is a screenshot. The Wikipedia entry can be seen here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugababes


Clever Spam – or is it?

Had a really odd email this morning from a Chinese firm claiming that they have been approached by another person to register the chinese variants of my own domain names – and asking me to verify that I do not


Annual Returns

I know this is going to be “bread and butter” to accountants etc., but I just filed my first annual return, and I feel oddly chuffed about it. Did it myself and all online. Will get an email in a


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.


‘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