Monthly Archives: July 2011

Things kids say – Part III

Another installment covering conversations with my youngest son (8). I wasn’t involved this time – the wife was standing at the supermarket checkout queue and decided to send the son into the Travel Agent’s opposite, to pick up a brochure. It was only a … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Whispering Gallery by Mark Sanderson

The Whispering Gallery is Mark Sanderson’s second book in a proposed trilogy featuring Fleet Street hack, John Steadman and his policeman best friend, Matt Turner. The setting is pre-war London, and Sanderson paints this picture with incredible skill. When I … Continue reading

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A sting in the tail.

There’s a TV ad for an Irish cider that’s been on recently – it features a man carrying on his daily business – with a beard of bees: Good CGI, however it appears that bee bearding contests do actually take … Continue reading

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The impotance of spelling

UK entrepenuer, Charles Duncombe, has highlighted that poor spelling is a serious problem for the online economy and is costing online businesses millions.  He says it is possible to identify the specific impact on sales: [Duncombe] measured the revenue per visitor … Continue reading

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It’s a wacky world!

An Austrian man has won the right to be shown on his driving-licence photo wearing a pasta strainer as “religious headgear”. Niko Alm first applied for the licence three years ago after reading that headgear was allowed in official pictures only … Continue reading

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