Monthly Archives: May 2005

Back to the day job! Disruption & Optimisation

Been to Betfair and one of Accenture’s project teams recently, and following sensible advice from colleagues, while I can’t reflect what they said, I can repeat what I said, or observed.

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Yet more South Park

A bunch of the Sun bloggers have been using a “What you’d look like in South Park!” tool hosted here… to make images of themselves, or occasionally others. My younger son made this for me.

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Cluetrain Manifesto

My copy of the Cluetrain Manifesto arrived last Friday, I’m about half way through. I bought a copy because when considering whether to start a blog last summer, Danese Cooper, recommended it as the best source to understand how and why Sun (and other employers) need us to do this, and why we should. I’ve not finished yet but some of the basics are spot on as far as I’m concerned, and often written in a direct & funny fashion. Best finish it before I say more.

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Urban Dictionary

On my sun/oracle blog, I recorded my discovery of Urban Dictionary. I was and remain impressed with the way it harnesses and empowers the crowd.

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Ballot Secrecy in Britain

Robin Wilton wrote in his blog about the fact that an elector’s polling number is written on the ballot paper’s counter-foil. He argues that this means that a polling number’s and hence voter’s vote can be determined.

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No Smoking

The first anniversary of stopping smoking. Hooray for me.

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The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide (2005)

I went to see the Hitch Hiker’s Guide and reviewed it on my sun/oracle blog. I wasn’t impressed.

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Voting, Blogs, Gadgets, Issues & Belief

There are lots of web gadgets around trying to help me make my mind up how to vote. The FT have a good one, although it seems a bit biased towards the liberal democrats and doesn’t work so well with mozilla. Despite its bias, its not quite as bad as a historic Private Eye headline “Voting Labour gives you aids!”, or the Harry Enfield spoof “L is for Labour, L is for Lice”, or anything party political by the Daily Mail.

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Why Geeks and Nerds Are Worth It…

Reading Dan Gilmore’s “Good Morning Silicon Valley”, and he cross referenced this. “Why Geeks and Nerds Are Worth It…“, it’s written by a women and Geek’s & Nerd’s good qualities are finally recognised.

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When is a risk, not a risk?

Rowing with project management colleagues again. Why do all three of future, uncertain or detrimental have to be present as part of a risk? When is a risk, not a risk?

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