Gotta love cloud storage

I've never lost any data. Ever. Actually, I tell a lie. I once lost ALL my data. I was recklessly drinking some Becks beer while doing some file management and somehow managed to delete everything from a drive that didn't have the trash can activated. Thirty rather desperate (and suddenly sober) minutes later, I'd downloaded … Continue reading Gotta love cloud storage

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“It’s called integrity, personality, you know. You’ve got something to say, you just stand up for your ground and say what you think. And that’s that.”

I work a lot with PR agencies, on big, corporate accounts. Together we go through sophisticated strategies, editorial calendars, brainstorming, measurement and so on, and slowly we help these great leviathans become more agile and approachable through communications. But sometimes I see something and it's so different from my day-to-day work that it reminds me … Continue reading “It’s called integrity, personality, you know. You’ve got something to say, you just stand up for your ground and say what you think. And that’s that.”

Don’t buy anything from cheapbatteryshop.co.uk or emerald48s because they are scammers

Before you buy, shop around. Not just for the best deal, but for the honest deal. And if you find dishonest deals, by dishonest dealers, then make sure you warn people about it. I've been 'had' twice recently. Cheapbatteryshop.co.uk are scammers Cheapbatteryshop.co.uk sold me a dud battery (you don't have to click that link, in … Continue reading Don’t buy anything from cheapbatteryshop.co.uk or emerald48s because they are scammers

The Universal Process™. Or: the Gartner Hype Cycle of Life

Life. Work. Birth. Death. And everything in between. Read on. I wrote some time ago about the process of writing. Unless I'm writing for myself - that is, when I had time for 'recreational writing', or even blogging for that matter - I tend to procrastinate. I sit in front of the monitor surrounded by … Continue reading The Universal Process™. Or: the Gartner Hype Cycle of Life

Does Google return 651,000,000 hits for Microsoft – or just 414?

Do this: Go to Google (whichever flavour you can access - annoyingly I can only see google.co.uk) Search for microsoft (or just click here) Take a look at the 'Results' figure, towards the top right of the page. It should say something like 'Results 1 - 10 of about 650,000,000'. That's quite a few results, … Continue reading Does Google return 651,000,000 hits for Microsoft – or just 414?