Gobbledygook – graphed

What a classic – David Meerman Scott analyses the use of meaning phrases by news services.
Topping the list: 'next generation', 'robust' and 'world class'.
See also his Gobbledygook Manifesto.
Great stuff – perfect for your next game of wank bingo.

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COFFEE: Caffeine linked to miscarriage

Summary: Several studies have shown that consumption of caffeine (equivalent to 1 cup of coffee) is associated with a twofold increase in miscarriage. Possible good news: The studies may have been skewed by women with healthy pregnancies reducing their caffeine intake due to morning sickness. New Scientist reports this in the 26 January 2008 edition (p19 bottom right). One study interviewed 1063...

DISCLAIMER: Being as open as possible

This is a disclaimer post that I will refer back to from other posts. Last updated: 06 January 2008 Opinion only Anything you read on this site is my own opinion and not necessarily endorsed, agreed to, or even known about by friends, family, employers, etc. If I ever represent the opinion of some one else, it’ll be clearly noted. Well Duh! – Original thought is rare I’m not the...

PERSONAL: Welcome to 2008

I’ve had a nice two week break over the Christmas and New Year period. The first week was spent on chores, family events and generally unwinding. The second was spent reading and thinking, and catching up with a few close friends. Now, I just need another week to do all those technology related projects I intended to get finish… I decided to avoid email and blog reading over the...

Political correctness link

Yep, I agree with Wayne that this is getting silly. Sesame Street being wound back due to all that harmful stuff they did in the 70s, 80s and 90s. No wonder this world is in such a mess :-) But fear not, the pendulum swings both ways and in a decade or so we'll see the push back on political correctness going way too far the other way. In case I haven't mentioned it before, my favourite...

Here comes another bubble v1.1

Not wanting to be the only person on the planet who hasn't linked to this, here's my late link.
After some silly copyright hoo-haa last week, a revised version is up on YouTube. This time there's some bonus material – the credits (which will be read by a total of 4 people, maybe less :-).
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Stephen King loves Britney Spears

Well, not really. This wonderful interview with Stephen by Time magazine is a nice rebuke to what the media tells us is important news. IF the media is right about what is important to the public, then we should be making Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan the Time Persons of the Year. Or so claims Stephen. He makes a good point. Technorati Tags: Stephen King, Time Magazine, Britney Spears, Lindsay...

Windows GMail

From Google Blogoscoped comes this gem on what GMail would look like if Microsoft had designed it. It's too close to reality to be funny… :-)
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CLASSIC: Mark’s Infinite Solutions

This is seriously one of the funniest sites I have witnessed – I was in pain laughing at some of his amazing solutions. The attention to detail is priceless. The best IMO is his tip to increase WiFi strength, followed by his now famous How to Sign Up for GoogleTV Beta, but all of them are good. Mark Erickson is a genius. Even reading his blog is amusing. There are more of his videos on...