Sunday, February 26, 2006


Saw Ronin tonight, a film with Robert Deniro. Usual crime caper - just felt like watching a good robbery film after all the news recently.

I don't think I've seen a film like Ronin before, in terms of innocent bystanders being killed. Most films have both good guys and bad guys studiously avoiding hitting bystanders.

This film had people continously being injured or killed, but without any kind of judgement - bodies just got hit and then fell out of view.

Had seen the film before, but just hadn't noticed. Maybe I'm getting more mature and starting to notice this kind of thing?

CBS News | Star Wars Mailbag: The Sequel | February 4, 2006 16:04:43

CBS News | Star Wars Mailbag: The Sequel | February 4, 2006 16:04:43

Good example of bloggers slagging off a company. Makes a convincing case, but I'm sure there's a Sony side to it

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

A Prize I'd like to win

Went to Google's officesin Victoria. They weren't as cool as I'd expected. They had a HUGE screen showing off Google Earth, which was cool. Also a big screen showoing everyone's searches. Kind of expected cooler stuff than that, but they've only just moved in and maybe they had more secret cool stuff they're not allowed to show me!

I want one of these prizes - it's a prize from the Economist for the best technlogical innovation in 2000 or 1999. I bet they didn't even go to the awards ceremony.

The only Prize I've been up for I didn't win, it went to a campaign to keep pets away from fireworks. Still can't believe that! Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 20, 2006

Guardian Unlimited Business | | Brown boosted by budget surplus

Guardian Unlimited Business Brown boosted by budget surplus

Wonder who's doing Brown's PR - this should be headline news. He should be on the Today programme gloating from the rooftops!?

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Natural History museum

Can't believe the number of people we had to fight through to visit the Natural History Museum. There were too many people to be able to see the dinosaurs :-( Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 12, 2006

The Observer | Business | Sorrell at war on two fronts as writs fly

The Observer | Business | Sorrell at war on two fronts as writs fly

The Italian case sounds worrying, but more so is the commitment Sorrell tried to make to get the OK! business.

I know some agencies enter into agreements with media owners around guaranteed levels of spend in order to secure discounts, but this agreement seems to be going a little far. It should be fine to use the size of a company to buy stuff on the cheap.

It shouldn't be fine to recommend media properties solely on the basis of potential new business for an agency. Dodgy!

Blogging and Blogs

Comment and opinion from the Times and The Sunday Times - Times Online

Relatively interesting seeing articles about how blogs are going to take over the world on the Times.

Seems to be seome good points on the limitations of blogs. However it doesn't mention the difficulty of finding a good blog. How many people read more than one different blog?

Blogs only really add value for extreme viewpoints or specialist pursuits. You won't find good coverage of UK sumo wrestling in the newspapers, but I'm sure you'd be able to find a blog about it.

But which ones are good? Maybe there's a niche in the market for a good 'blog review site' - I'm on but it doesn't give me the ability to rate sites. Might be possible to rate sites in more sophisticated ways?

I'll have to check out the other versions. We'll see if Google can think of better ways to rank sites.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Wired 14.02: Posts

Wired 14.02: Posts



Guardian Unlimited Technology Technology Doctoring the past - Wiki style

The article claims that '3 percent of all webpage visited are Wikipedia pages.' I don't believe that.

Did just check ComScore though - which provides industry figures on internet usage. 3.2 million British people looked at the Wikipedia last month, representing 10% of the online population.

Their monthly visitors have tripled in the last year though they seem to have peaked in November. Maybe the school \ university holidays were a factor?