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The enviromental impact of instruction manuals

Not something I usually lose a lot of sleep over – but I just installed a new printer at home, and I was struck by the size of the instruction manuals (note the plural). The main manual is 24 pages

Poor quality sales message

I am currently ordering a new webserver for my commercial sites to cope with traffic growth. Just to be sure I understood things correctly – as I am not really a hardware sort of guy, I posted a message comparing

Free gym makeover?

My local newspaper is running a “competiton” for 4 guys to get 12 weeks free tutition at the local gym, along with nutrituion advice and general makeover stuff. You just need to write a weekly diary of your experiences. I

London art project

I was wandering around the South Bank yesterday waiting for friends as we had tickets to see a recording of Have I Got News for You – and saw a small plastic bag sellotaped to one of the lamp posts

UK news websites get more traffic from “foreigners”

A new comscore report has found that some of the UK’s largest news providers get more overseas visits than they do from within the UK. Considering that the UK population is a tiny fraction of the global market – that

Ding dong! Avon calling…

Just writing a little article about the cosmetics firm, Avon and doing a bit of research. According to Wikipedia: Avon is a “sin of lust or uncontrollable emotion” under Jewish Halakha law. …no wonder all those 1950’s housewives liked it

Find Madeline website is spamming Google

I doubt there is a person on the planet by now who hasn’t heard that “Little Madeline” is missing. Nonetherless, there is now a website set up to add to the media overload. I thought I would have a look

Will posterity read your emails?

I read this morning on the BBC News website that some 5,000 letters and notes written by Charles Darwin are to be published online. As I also have a hobby researching history, I spend a lot of time reading other

Iran tenders for two nuclear power plants

As you are presumably aware, there is a lot of political fuss over Iran’s nuclear ambitions – with Iran claiming it is purely a peaceful effort, and many other countries claiming that it has a military aspect. From what I

Trapped by the London Marathon

Today’s the day I am “jailed” inside my flat as the London Marathon snakes through Docklands. It’s only one day a year, but I do usually need to get out of the flat at least once a day, even if

Security Certificate failure at LloydsTSB online banking

Just tried logging onto the Lloydstsb online banking website to be presented with a security warning that a certificate cannot be trusted – and it came from a 3rd party website. I think I will stear clear of their website

The Independent Newspaper

The Independent newspaper had a very clever front page this morning following the release of the British Navy people in Iran yesterday. The “UK” version And if you turn it upside down… The “Iran” version Clever 😉