Archive | December, 2008

Resolute predicting

Plenty of bloggers are spouting New Year’s resolutions. Most are quaint rehashes of being less avaricious, and showing greater care to one’s fellow man and the weighing scales simultaneously. Forget resolutions, try predictions. J.K. Galbraith said ‘there are two types of forecasters: those who don’t know and those who don’t know they don’t know’, but […]

At Sir Alan’s behest

Here’s your Apprentice moment: If you had a fruit stall in a town centre market, and assuming your stock had a one day shelf life, toward the close of business, would you: a) behave exactly as you did at 8am and bin all left over product each day; b) slash prices hours before closing to […]

IE7 turns you into a robot

Internet Explorer 7 is apparently vulnerable to a new Trojan that can steal passwords. Firefox evangelists are looking even more smug as 10,000 websites have been compromised since the vulnerability was discovered. It’s apparently geared towards gaming sites, but everyone’s thinking it wont be long before fraudsters engineer something more sinister. Think about your online […]

Military lessons

In The Bear and the Dragon, Tom Clancy paints the courageous character of Gennady Iosifovich, a Russian General. Our brave General finds himself the senior man called to defend his country against a warring China, who massively outnumber him. Prior to battle he talks to his aid about soldiers’ universal trio of needs: training, resources […]

Write like Ayrton Senna

The best advice anyone’s giving me regarding clearer communication is to write as Aryton Senna drove: fast. Take the shortest route and get there as quickly as possible. Remove all excess baggage. When done, look back and see if you can go even quicker. That leads me to ask how did this badly written nonsense […]

Google trio launch in Nov

Google launched some really innovative services in November. Here’s a quick video round up: 1. Search Wiki: I’m not sure I’m ‘feeling this’ but its going to be interesting to see how the long tail affects results. What if 1,000 people voted your site to #1 when searching ‘4 star restaurant London’? Equally, what happens […]