Feed on
Posts
Comments

Monthly Archive for September, 2010

No, not websites. Real places. Both intensely popular. Both at risk of being victims of their own popularity. Both applying simple but not easy approaches to queue management. First the multi-award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar on the East Neuk of Fife. We took a trip up there on a Saturday evening before we made tracks for […]

Read Full Post »

My first Storify story

I finally got to play with my new Storify beta invitation. Unfortunately the embed option works on self-hosted WordPress blogs, but not here on wordpress.com. So you can read my first Storify story here. And you can see it embedded, along with my initial observations, in the Blonde blog here. It’s good.

Read Full Post »

Herewith a musical slideshow with some edited highlight’s from this summer’s Mongol Rally shenanigans. Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan (again), Russia (again), Mongolia. Dead animals, dead tanks, dead cars, dead ends. Really, really bad roads. And some really good new friends. Still working out what it all meant.

Read Full Post »

On the occasion of Facebook Places going live in the UK (17th September 2010 for posterity) an ex-colleague and I had the Twitter conversation which is played out below for your entertainment and edification. And the moral of this story? I dunno. Why not suggest one? (Also available on Slideshare).

Read Full Post »

Mary Poppins described herself as “practically perfect in every way.” Well she wouldn’t have been quite such a smug cow if the X Factor had been around in 1964. Mind you she (Julie Andrews) might well have won it. (No such luck for Dick Van Dyke. He would have been mentored by Louis Walsh, and […]

Read Full Post »

Gerry Farrell, the creative director of The Leith Agency would sometimes describe an advertising idea as having “got the Zeitgeist by the bollocks.” Well this book put the Zeitgeist’s wedding tackle in a vice back in 1998 and, rather than loosening its grip in the intervening years, it’s slowly been turning the screw ever since. […]

Read Full Post »

Mongol sabbatical

Just back from a month of Mongol Rally action, driving a second hand ambulance nearly 9,000 miles through lots of countries ending in “stan” for the hell of it and to raise money for various charities. Lots of deserts, lots of weird and wonderful experiences, and some very good new friends. Oh yeah and lots […]

Read Full Post »