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Tom Waits video for Satisfied

So, this is always worth a quick Friday blog post … there’s a new Tom Waits video, and it’s for Satisfied.  The Sunday Times, in it’s review of Bad As Me, described Satisfied thusly: … his most extraordinary vocal performance yet, in a career that has been pretty much nothing but extraordinary vocal performances. It’s […]

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Let the designer design …

So, a lot has been written about Steve Jobs this past week or so, (and for what it’s worth, this Stephen Fry piece is my favourite), but the quote below is one that is resonating particularly strongly with me at the moment. You can’t just ask the customers what they want and then try to […]

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the put it down onesie

Ah – love this – the ‘put it down’ onesie … for all those iPhone toting dads & mums … To clarify – that’s put the phone down, not the baby.  But you got that, right?  Right? The Spoon Sisters Onesie – Put It Down. (via)

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bits and bobs from around the web

So, here’s a few useful bits and pieces I’ve found lately: Web Standards Sherpa have a useful little post on Making the transition to HTML5.  I still refer to Dive into HTML5 as my default resource on all things HTML5, but this is a useful, quick ‘how-to’ that people will find useful I’m sure. For a […]

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A Box You Want to Uncheck on LinkedIn

This is doing the rounds on twitter etc., but worth posting here … LinkedIn are assuming your acceptance of having your photo and name available for use through third party advertising!  Nice touch!  So, here’s the box you’ll be wanting to uncheck: A Box You Want to Uncheck on LinkedIn

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Password Strength

So, this made me think – the latest cartoon from  I urge everyone to be using strong passwords for their email, their FTP information, their wordpress installation – etc. etc.  And I normally go with the approach outlined in the first row of images below – choose a common enough word, throw in a […]

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Everyone needs one of these signs … sometimes

The great people at Kenspeckle Letterpress have put together a sign that speaks volumes – not just for their thought process, but for how closely aligned they are with what has become known as ‘the general mood’.  Okay, so, as a sole trader who needs to make sales and generally be as nice and helpful as […]

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