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Trade shows and public relations agencies

Within the industry I work in, there is a gargantuan trade show next week. It is quite possibly the biggest trade show of the year, and anyone who is anyone will be there. Also, being the biggest trade show of

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Even a coffee shop?

A press release from the Thames Innovation Centre arrived this morning, which is actually quite interesting in what it is saying. The release comments on a plan to create a new UK science park that addresses environmental concerns on the

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The cost of security is a loss of privacy

Rather a good cartoon seen via Digg which is timely in todays world where privacy rights are reduced to increase state security. Nicely, it doesn’t make a judgement as to whether that is a good thing or not – simply

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St Etheldreda’s Church

A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to St Etheldreda’s Church in Ely Place to take some photos, but alas – most of them were rather dire, so I went back again last weekend to try again.

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Over half million stranded at China train station

A report on Reuters makes me wonder if British Rail (or whatever they are called this week) are not quite as incompetent as we tend to think they are. Over half a million passengers could be left stranded at a

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A drinking fountain on Holborn Viaduct

I have wandered along Holborn for many years and only recently started paying attention to the odd little things that line London’s streets. Right at the very Eastern end of Holborn Viaduct, opposite the Old Bailey is a church, and

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Going back to the Roman Baths

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the claimed Roman Baths just behind The Strand. The baths can be opened up if a group is visiting, and as I just happened to be taking a group to visit a nearby

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A Bus May Land on My Head

A report in the Washington Post, citing unnamed government sources is claiming that a US spy satellite has lost control and is on an uncontrolled crash path back to earth. The controllers apparently have no way to tell at the

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British Rail and the Flying Saucer

I was reading this week’s issue of The Economist and there was an article about commercial space flight, and how in the hype of the early NASA successes – companies were planning passenger flights into space. Naturally, the PanAm flight

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Death and Hunger classified as “fun stuff”

I have a heck of a lot of RSS feeds tracked everyday – and I use the free Google Reader tool for that. They have however, got into quite an untidy mess not dissimilar to the state of my kitchen

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More woes for Ken Livingstone

Following on from the fairly negative report in Channel 4’s Dispatches program on Monday, and the resignation under dubious circumstances of one of his colleagues yesterday – comes a report that he is promoting a parliamentary bill which would make

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Wednesday Whinges

If you work on a supermarket checkout, please try to slide the customer seperator bar to the back of the queue so that I don’t have to lean over other people’s shopping to pick it up. If you design websites

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Why are people panicking about the Oscars?

There is a lot of coverage on the news that the Oscars could be reduced to a *mere* press conference and wont have the gushing speeches and tedious lengthy presentation. Well, to me that sounds like a great idea! When

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My Kiva micro-loan: A Repayment

Last month, I wrote about an idea which really excited me – called Kiva. The project brings together people in developing countries who are in need of small loans and members of the public who pool their cash to create

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Of Carrots, World War 2 and School Dinners

I have recently rediscovered carrots. To me, they have always been a rather bland vegetable that arrives in thin slices on the plate next to the vastly more interesting vegetables and meat dish. A few weeks ago though, feeling lazy

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