Thursday, 24 April 2008

Real life first person shooter, This is mobile!

Well it's taken a few years and it beats my game out of the water - but this ladies and gentlemen looks like a "killer app" that the mobile market has been looking for.

How the "non game playing" general public will view this might be an entirely different matter. And no doubt some power crazy poitican trying to save his seat and his meal ticket expense account will shout it down for being violent and a risk to national security (laugh you might, but I may bring you back to this post at a later date)

For all the gamers who know how crap games on phones normally are, this looks like the dogs!

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Tango Tango Tango

Now, you may scoff, but after trying it I can honestly say, even though it's quite hard to start with, the sense of achievement is pretty bloody amazing. And great for your posture.

And something to impress the girls with.

Yes, I'm still crap at it. And yes I've impressed no-one so far.

It's easier than learning Spanish, let's face facts - land in Buenos Aires in a few months with pretty poor Spanish coupled with a Scottish twang or........... pretty much zero Spanish, but can dance a bit of tango, enough to get a cheeky smile out of the PorteƱo - preferably the female population.

It's a no-brainer.


Friday, 11 April 2008

Sea & Air green energy combination

I'm just putting this out there to see whether anyone can give me a reason why this wouldn't work.

If we can install undersea turbines then wouldn't it be sensible to make a dual use of the situation and have a wind turbine above?

Just a thought.

1st Class Service

Taken from an email forum discussing Google's sudden u-turn on trademark bidding in the UK. As you can imagine lots of people wanted to air their views.

Here's the first email:

Ahhh do I unsubscribe to this. I don't know how I got on this list but over the last 30mins my email box is full!

And here is the reply.

Hi Hayley,

Take a slow, deep breaths and whatever you do, do not panic!

Firstly, in response to your statement "I don't know how I got on this list..."

Well, either
(a) you signed-up to it yourself, or
(b) perhaps you are receiving the email of another colleague who has recently left your company (in my last job I received email sent to four different addresses - it's quite common)
(c) there is a naughty gremlin in the email system

At Chinwag, we take the ability to unsubscribe very seriously.

Firstly, look at the end of every email you received from us today and notice there is a link that allows you to unsubscribe.
For example, in all the emails I receive it says:
You are subscribed to uk-netmarketing as: deirdre.molloy @ To unsubscribe, email
If you follow the instruction, and send an email to the unique email address (NOT the one from my email given in the example above!) supplied in the footer of every email you have received from us, you should not receive any further email.

You can also unsubscribe via the Chinwag website itself. There are further instructions here on our Lists FAQ:

If however you do continue to receive mail after trying both of these, please drop me a line and I will delete you manually.

Hope that helps :-)
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Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Bob Greenberg to talk at the D&AD

If you can go to this you should. Bob Greenberg is doing a talk for the D&AD at the end of April. You may know him, if you don't, you'll know his agency's work - from their origins in FX to modern day Nike+

Years of experience and by all accounts, very engaging and a thoroughly decent bloke . Don't miss the opportunity.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Ahh good old Bertie

Ahh good old Bertie - works his little socks off in the business world, solves peace in Ireland and ducks out politics after years at the top and just as the noose starts to tighten around his dodgy finances (allegedly)

A lesson to all those blossoming business tycoons/politicians.

Bertie, my hat's off to you man. Now can you have a go at solving peace in the middle East or not?

And yes I have your 'Lucky charms' so stop looking.