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Now, 2011, is a great time to move into Windows Phone development

October 24th, 2011 at 10:50 pm » Comments (8)

Earlier this week, over at The Guardian, Matthew Baxter-Reynolds essentially asked the question: Where do the Windows Mobile developers go now? Except that the article was actually called Why ...more »

[OT] Tesco’s overuse of “Price Cut” signs!

October 4th, 2009 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

Spotted in Tesco, Dunfermline, last month: To think, they paid staff to put those signs every single aisle. How long would that take? Tesco: 4,984 more "Price Cuts" signs than ...more »

Passwords alone, are not enough. Even if they were, are they hard to break?

November 14th, 2008 at 5:52 pm » Comments (9)

[As quoted in the Guardian:] Relying on a single password for more than one purpose, e.g. logging on to your web-mail, instant messaging service, Facebook, Bebo, etc. ...more »

How to Talk to (Geek)Girls Online…Etiquette (link through)

November 8th, 2008 at 3:18 am » Comments (3)

Via Twitter (@UMLGuy), I found myself reading a blog post by Dana Coffey (@crazeegeekchick) Now, even if I wasn't married, I wouldn't dream of doing any of the crazy things that ...more »

Microsoft “shoe bending” advert, in all seriousness, please…

September 7th, 2008 at 12:42 pm » Comments (3)

A recent Microsoft advert, brought to my attention by Colin, is somewhat odd, cool, weird, memorable, etc. Ian then replied to Colin with 1938media's response. I was going ...more »

Yet a lot of firms have instigated a blanket ban…

September 3rd, 2008 at 10:02 am » Comments (4)

Just yesterday one of my friends e-mailed me with a small Outlook 2007 font size problem. There is, it appears, no solution as yet. However, unrelated to his ...more »

The Guile of Cuil

July 30th, 2008 at 2:05 pm » Comments (6)

Without much hullabaloo, with stealth-like precision, a handful of ex-Google employees (and others) launched a rival search engine: Cuil – which, according the About page is the Irish word for ...more »

When you receive bad/poor customer service…what do you do?

October 20th, 2007 at 12:31 am » Comments (2)

Receiving poor customer service is somewhat unacceptable. More so if you have paid for a service and aren't receiving it. Paul is enduring such customer service pain and has blogged ...more »

So what’s wrong with 3-Column WordPress themes?

October 14th, 2007 at 7:33 pm » Comments (1)

A while ago I fired off a tweet about WordPress themes. Gary responded, as did Oliver. I can't seem to find one that just works out of the box. ...more »

Has Apple shot itself in the foot? What do you think?

September 28th, 2007 at 9:26 pm » Comments (8)

I've been thinking about my earlier post a little more. You know, I'm no marketing guru or press relations expert, but I can't help but think that Apple might ...more »

Do Apple iPhone users who have unlocked their phones deserve to be locked out?

September 28th, 2007 at 1:55 pm » Comments (8)

Recent press has confirmed that Apple's threat to disable iPhones that have been unlocked appears to have come true. The Guardian's article title is rather amusing: Apple bricks some hacked iPhones. Gizmodo ...more »

Law Lord flaunts the law – Ride a bike? You must be rich [via The Times]

September 21st, 2007 at 11:51 pm » Comments (1)

During lunch today, I was reading The Times, paper copy. I couldn't believe what I was reading on page 3 (it's The Times, please!) Lord Hoffmann, Law Lord Do you ...more »