The Flackenhacks: darn it, I didn’t win.

So, this is the first blog post about the Flackenhacks 2008. I would love to have won the 'Wank 2.0: User-generated twat' award but sadly had to give way to Richard Bailey who wasn't present to collect his. I had my speech ready and everything (can't repeat it here - remember what happened to Russell … Continue reading The Flackenhacks: darn it, I didn’t win.

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The Greatest Viral Ever – and other assorted examples

What makes a great viral? Firstly, let's be clear: viral is an effect. I've been asked to 'do something viral' in the past, and in explaining this I've had to say that really, anything and everything we do should be viral. That is, it should be a powerful enough message that impels sufficient people to … Continue reading The Greatest Viral Ever – and other assorted examples

Holy Roman Empire Batman! It’s the Flackenhacks! Call the cops!

There is an event of unprecented importance coming our way. It is certainly of national significance, global even, and could quite possibly change your life forever. The credit crunch pales by comparison. None of this applies to the Flackenhacks however, which is just an excuse for a rag-tag assortment of miscreants from the seedy worlds of … Continue reading Holy Roman Empire Batman! It’s the Flackenhacks! Call the cops!

Yahoo Pipes: you’ve got to go there to come back

If anyone's been following my Twitter feed recently they'll know that I've been getting to grips with Yahoo Pipes. I think it's an amazing tool and offers the tantalising possibility of creating a wholly modular monitoring system, effectively through programming-like routines which, through a neat graphical interface, largely remove the need for knowing how to … Continue reading Yahoo Pipes: you’ve got to go there to come back