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I love our work voicemail system


Well actually I love Microsoft Speech Technology. It doesn’t bode well for Cortana. This voicemail preview message bears no relation to the actual voicemail. None. Not even the phone number is correct. From: 1555481000 Subject: Voice Mail from 1555481000 (25 seconds) Date: 20 October 2014 20:38:31 BST To: “Croll, Iain” <—-.——@—–.—> Voice Mail Preview: Lillian […]

Jack Off the Beanstalk


I love a good panto and when I say panto I mean men in dresses and more innuendos and willy gags than you can shake a stick at along with a tiny bit of male nudity if you sit in the right place. Spoiler Alert: Jack (Chris Clynes) gets his kit off! So the annual Above […]

Tesco buys Giraffe restaurants – Makes a change from Horse meat!


Supermarket group Tesco has bought the restaurant chain Giraffe for £48.6m. The move will see the supermarket open Giraffe branches near to Tesco stores as it seeks to create “retail destinations” for customers. Tesco will hope that the acquisition will help revitalise its UK business. via BBC News – Tesco buys Giraffe restaurants.

Security audit finds dev OUTSOURCED his JOB to China to goof off at work • The Register


This is genius! I wonder how many people at my office are doing the same as a lot of their days seem to consist of the same ‘work days’. After getting permission to study Bob’s computer habits, Verizon investigators found that he had hired a software consultancy in Shenyang to do his programming work for […]

The Web We Lost – Anil Dash


Really interesting article afrom Anil Dash about how the web has changed, a few points I like are his views on single-sign-on – In 2003, if you introduced a single-sign-in service that was run by a company, even if you documented the protocol and encouraged others to clone the service, you’d be described as introducing a tracking […]

Banned by the Bible | 76 things banned in Leviticus


I may have to have children just so I can sacrifice them to Molek (18:21) Sex seems to be a big no no in the rules stakes, 14 out of 76. 25.   Having sex with your mother (18:7) 26.   Having sex with your father’s wife (18:8) 27.   Having sex with your sister (18:9) 28.   Having […]

American Apparel causes Twitter outrage with ‘Hurricane Sandy Sale’ | The Wall Blog


When will brands ever learn? Do people not use the internet and read stuff? When it comes to social media we are now at a point when we have a fat pile of case files detailing how various brands have failed at social media, but this does not apparently stop other brands copying these mistakes […]

The Jimmy Savile witch-hunt sets us on a path to paranoia | Simon Jenkins | Comment is free | The Guardian


Jimmy Savile and the BBC the biggest story on Earth? Apparently so. Today the British media placed it above Romney versus Obama, above the implosion of Lebanon and above the birth of the world’s largest oil company. Savile was bigger than killer drones in Lincolnshire, bigger than Cameron’s prison policy, bigger than the sensational Birmingham […]

Models on Abercrombie Jet Had Rules on Proper Underwear – Bloomberg


It’s about time A&F had another lawsuit. Clean-shaven males had to wear a uniform of Abercrombie polo shirts, boxer briefs, flip-flops and a “spritz” of the retailer’s cologne, according to an “Aircraft Standards” manual, disclosed in an age-discrimination lawsuit brought by a former pilot. Among the 40-plus pages of detailed instructions: black gloves had to […]

bing is for #fail


bing are rebranding from “the decision engine” and have chosen to have people search for the phrase “bing is for doing” sadly on their own site the auto-suggest feature suggests a lot of rather negative things before you complete your phrase. Among them ” bing is useless” and “bing is rubbish” – someone in their […]


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