Slept for 12 hours. Now feel very nearly human. Who wants to come to the pub tonight? # Odd that Gillard is ahead by 15pts on 'preferred PM', but Libs/Lab neck & neck on voting intentions. Scope for Lab to pull back? #ausvotes # This Daily Mash anti-BBC piece might work if a) Rover 200s … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-08-08
RT @madeupstats: 2 out of 3 fugitive Serbian warlords is now a social media consultant. # Good morning Melbourne. In posh hotel with lovely @chrissiem: yay. She has to spend day at conference and I have to spend day writing: boo! # Although both parties are a bit lacking on the humane-to-refugees front, not having … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-08-01
I'm sure you remember Canadian freak-show queen Celine Dion, and her domination of the 1990s power ballad world. And you most likely remember her utterly ridiculous, pomp-musical-rock-tastic career pinnacle, It's All Coming Back To Me Now: http://www.youtube.com/v/ees7VvZhFts It's only just occurred to me, however, that a couple of lines from this song suggest deeply disturbing … Continue reading Arrest this vile pervert now!
"the one genuine example of 'political correctness' is the one that stops us from saying 'racist' to describe racism" http://bit.ly/dnL8mD # Yet another entry in the LONG 'reasons to loathe and despise #Singapore' file: http://bit.ly/aORW6Z # Metrics on Times paywall experiment: http://bit.ly/blw5gi - in short, web paywall FAIL, iPad paid app WIN. Or "the Guardian … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-07-25
1) no act that is committed without malicious intent can ever be morally wrong, no matter what its consequences are. 2) if you are harmed by something that wasn't malicious, you have an absolute moral duty to forgive whoever did it. 3) people who fail to forgive people who've non-maliciously harmed them are the worst … Continue reading Shorter this post: don’t BACAI
Sometimes, people judge on outcomes. For example, the excitable Twitter idiot johnb78: For example: anyone who thinks that Paul Foot is a bad man because James Hanratty turned out guilty is a worthless idiot - because although JH was guilty, he shouldn't have been hanged on the falisfied evidence that was presented in his case. … Continue reading Maxtone-Graham-Simpson-Win also OMFG
Yes, I know MGM (or, more accurately, the latest in a long bunch of shysters to own the rights to the MGM name and to make James Bond movies) are in serious financial trouble. But if I was in serious financial trouble, and I owned a money tree, but I couldn't afford to harvest the … Continue reading Why isn’t there a new Bond movie?
Aussie blogger Melinda Tankard Reist has a rather misguided post on Hindustan Unilever's
There seems to be a meme floating around the social marketing world at the moment that the super-notorious Old Spice mass media and viral ad campaign has failed to drive sales, despite grabbing mindshare and winning awards. This seems to be based on a Brandweek article that isn't available on their website (w00t new media … Continue reading No, the Old Spice campaign hasn’t failed
The office manager/PA/secretary at my current workplace is a thoroughly excellent sort, and is absolutely aces at office managing, PA-ing, etc. However, an IT procurement expert she is not - and listening to her on the phone to IT vendors is more than a little painful. The *headdesks* and *facepalms* on the other end of … Continue reading Small company woes