Last week I received a replacement credit card. Attached to the card was a sticker, telling me that I had to call the company so that they could register it’s safe arrival and enable it for my use.
I called them immediately and we went through the usual security shenanigens (inside leg measurement, favourite adverb, etc) and the card was activated. Continue reading
Break out your hankerchiefs, put on your best woollen knitwear and prepare to sob like a baby. We are about to witness the demise of a British institution.
On Jan 1st 2006 the UK postal market will be opened up to European competition. If that competition has any kind of a clue regarding customer service, then the Royal Mail will be justifiably stuffed.
So belay the handkerchief retrieval and alert the vineyards of the Champagne region instead. Continue reading
After a long period of growth by invitation only WordPress.com has today thrown open the doors for public consumption. WordPress.com (naturally) runs on the popular WordPress personal publishing system (that this website uses), so I can heartily recommend it. Get your free, hosted WordPress ‘blog today.
I’m going to stick my neck out and make a prediction. I was thinking around the subject of Google Analytics just now, considering the increased information that Google now have. It’s a short leap of faith to guess that Google will use the data that Google Analytics provides in order to improve or reinforce their PageRank algorithm, and I’m sure most people have twigged that by now. To suggest that would be to make the mistake of thinking Google is still a search company. Continue reading
The data from Google Analytics has started to roll in, and the highlight (from a purely human point of view) is certainly the map view which shows where on Earth everybody who visits this site comes from. Continue reading
This plugin will automatically generate and include HTML Meta Tags and Technorati Tags based on the full text of your post. Continue reading
This is the first beta release of a WordPress plugin that can add Google Analytics to your website without you needing to code one single set of <>’s. Continue reading
I find I work better at night: not just a bit better; a lot better. My code output seems to skyrocket between the hours of 23:00 and 04:00. Can anybody tell me, why? There must be a reason. Continue reading
I cannot let the landmark events in Kansas go by without a mention. The Kansas Board of Education have introduced Intelligent Design into the curriculum. Continue reading
Penguin Books have come up with a rather neat little hook to get people off their iPods and curled up with a book, an open fire, and a comforting mug of brownian motion this winter; they’ve started a regular podcast in which they hope to include the latest news and extracts from Penguin Books. Continue reading
I’m hoping to spend some time over the next ‘n’ weeks understanding the data generated from the mynicemailat domain, though I’m a bit busy with real experiments at the moment, so I intend to do it by thinking aloud here as I get the opportunity. Continue reading