Category Archives: Online stuff

Lower those expectations, Benji

I’ve been wondering what it would take to trigger a slightly gloaty “I’ve moved house” post. I didn’t think it would be a grumble about how my new local council “does social media”. The #wmgrit hashtag is a great amalgamation … Continue reading

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Advent 05: Ready Player One Review

I loved Ernest Cline’s “Ready Player One” when I read it this year. It’s a geek book (but remains accessible to non-geeks) and at the risk of incurring the wrath from the thing atop the place it feels somewhat like … Continue reading

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Easyjet response to query about advertising in #NOTW

Thank you for your email to Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive Officer. We would like to assure you that we fully understand the concerns that you have raised, these are also shared by many of our own staff and passengers. Whilst … Continue reading

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The Eternal Shame of Your First Online Handle

Loved this post on Good. The Eternal Shame… Here’s my first online handle. Handle: Beaker999 User: Me Platform: The internal University Kent at Canterbury newsgroups (and external ones too) Why: Oh lordy loo . . . I used to have … Continue reading

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“The gift of words…”

I write lots of reviews of books/DVDs on Amazon. Some of them are a bit hit and miss. Stuff I’m indifferent to gets treated with just a few words. The stuff I really love or really hate tend to get … Continue reading

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Telford Tuesday

Labour people, help with voter id for Telford by logging onto the virtual phone bank on a Tuesday evening to be part of #TelfordTuesday. So what’s the ask? We want members to log on to the Virtual Phone Bank between … Continue reading

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Will you help KeepThePromise.co.uk ?

I just signed up to ask the Government to keep their promise of spending just .7% of our income on aid by 2013, and put this into law during this Parliamentary session. The Government has already frozen the aid budget … Continue reading

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Telford and Wrekin Social Media Surgery

Last night I got back into the Social Media Surgery Swing by helping out at the Telford Social Media Surgery. (Info here: http://socialmediasurgery.com/surgeries/telford-wrekin) Social media surgery is an event where people who want to learn more about using the web … Continue reading

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The Little Bollard That Did

This picture is of the intersection of Corporation Street and Newton Street in Birmingham. The bollard on the left is new. It never used to be there. Every day I’d see cars (taxis) pull onto Corporation Street across the pavement. It was dangerous … Continue reading

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Day 05: a song that reminds you of someone

Ignore the slightly odd video for the We are Scientists Track “After Hours“. Focus on the music instead. Day 5 of my 30 days of music requires me to pick a song that reminds me of someone. This song reminds me of … Continue reading

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Written elsewhere: Greenbelt Big Read

Here’s a post I wrote for the Greenbelt Blog. Go read. Link: http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/blog/2011/02/introducing-the-greenbelt-big-read-2011/

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Survey: How do you think the Lib Dems are doing in Government?

Survey: How do you think the Lib Dems are doing in Government? http://tinyurl.com/68e7uep

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