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Corporate-but-Casual: Mixed Messaging

May 21, 2010

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Corporate-but-Casual: Mixed Messaging

I’m liking this new direction that some corporates are taking with dumbed down messages that take the formality (or the  perhaps better the “technicalities”) out of domestic software error notices. Firefox “Well, this is embarrassing” Restore Page The first time I saw this is, I was mightily impressed by their .. humanity (I guess). Photo […]

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20 Places Not to Eat

September 27, 2009

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20 Places Not to Eat

CAUTION: Harsh Restaurant Signage Follows ;-o Yes yes, it’s the online equivalent of a fart joke – immature, boyish and likely to stunt my intellectual development (not to mention skew the readership of opinionroad), but if for no other reason than to liberate it from the giddy roundabout of endless ‘fwd:fffwd:re:’ emails, here are the […]

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Spotted #001 – random photographic observations

August 6, 2009

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Spotted #001 – random photographic observations

In this [first of a series] I cover some random photographic observations made during the forgoing week. This week’s includes hot salami love, death marketing success for Michael Jackson, Chinese quality control (or lack thereof) and deceptive advertising.

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GMail – too much space is never enough

May 16, 2009

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GMail – too much space is never enough

What a full GMail inbox looks like I always wondered what GMail would do if, and whatsmore if I even could, reach/ed the capacity of my GMail account.  Well, as if to prove one of the corollary of Parkinson’s Law, today I discovered the limit of GMail’s patience with by hammering it (as an ’email […]

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The 15 Strangest Buildings of the World

February 15, 2009

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1. The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland) 2. Forest Spiral – Hundertwasser Building (Darmstadt, Germany) 3. The Torre Galatea Figueres (Spain) 4. Ferdinand Cheval Palace a.k.a Ideal Palace (France) 5. The Basket Building (Ohio, United States) 6. Kansas City Public Library (Missouri, United States) 6. The Parking Garage opposite the Kansas City Public Library (Missouri, United […]

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Crane Driver Employment Opportunity: Dubai

February 14, 2009

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Applications urgently sought .. anybody? Lacking perspective in your current job? Note quite “curvature of the earth”, but from almost 1km up (801m / 2,620ft), this might have presented a quicker resolution to the claims by Bacon, Copernicus, Galileo, Columbus, and Magellan. Links: burjdubaiskyscraper.com | David Hobcote Photography Source: E-mail (thank you Geoff!)

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Proof that Outlook 2007 is a Resource Hog

January 20, 2009

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Having recently doubled my PC memory, I was not surprsied to find that running five fat (‘phat’?) applications at the same was a lot less painful with less need for the OS to use virtual memory (virutal RAM at a snails pace via your hard disk). However, upon returning to my computer today, I was […]

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Fundamental Differences between Men & Women?

January 20, 2009

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Workflow Charts Finally Put to Good Use I am the last to argue the differences between men and women (think “Men are from Mars ..”), because whilst I believe that generalisation is an excellent tool for making an argument (I think Aristotle had something so say on the issue), it’s just too arbitrary a line […]

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Stealth Bomber or Motorcycle?

January 18, 2009

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Clearly they can’t decide Only in America 😉 In July 2009, Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Air Force will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first flight of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, which occurred on July 17, 1989. As a visual centerpiece of its year-long celebration of this milestone, Northrop Grumman, the Air […]

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Shark Attacks in Australia, Summer 2009

January 13, 2009

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The odds of being the victim of a shark attack are said to be very low (worldwide: 75 shark attacks per year) and only 2% of them are fatal.  So, what’s with the daily reports of attacks (and deaths!) at Australian beaches this year? Lies, damn lies and … Statistics suggest (1|2) you have a: […]

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