Branded much?

Branded much?, originally uploaded by Gordon. In Glasgow STOP Haz caffeine STOP world now better place STOP Further photos may be forthcoming STOP

Fellow Followers

A couple of days ago I Twittered the following "Twitter-verse - recommendations for a Photo Poster service (ie, send them a JPG, they send back a large format 'poster' of said photo)", to which Lyle responded "@gordon : Photobox, although it does depend on the size of print". Last night I browsed to the Photobox

Get off your RSS

January draws to a close (already!!) and it is time for me to own up. I've been experimenting on you. Sorry about that but, on the bright side, it's not like some weird alien abduction involving probes and brain washing. In fact, if I'm honest, it's only really occurred to me these past couple of

Feeling Good

Birds flying high you know how I feel, Sun in the sky you know how I feel, Reeds driftin' on by you know how I feel OK, so it's maybe not a new day, a new life, or at least not in the grander scheme of things. I'm not reborn or anything, but there is

Music to work by

I have a thing for loud, chord heavy rock music. It is why I still enjoy tracks from The Cult, why Puddle of Mudd, Eagles of Death Metal, Aerosmith and the like feature heavily on my playlists. None of those acts (with perhaps the exception of Aerosmith) would claim that they are at the pinnacle

Cherryleaf Survey

Cherryleaf will soon be publishing the results of their recent survey of Documentation Managers* and, having skimmed through a preview, the main thing that leaps out at me is that the field of Technical Communications in the UK remains as diverse as ever in many respects, yet completely the same in others, and none of

MacBook Screen issues

There is a dot on my screen. It's not a small dot, it's not a distinct dot so I guess it's more of a blurry circle. But it's there, in the middle of the screen, glowing at me. It's slightly worrying. It's most noticeable when I dim the screen all the way down. On the

Jumping Twitter?

I've been Twittering for almost two years now and after being an early adopter who quickly turned naysayer, it's now proving to be useful in a myriad of subtle and different ways. It alerts me to breaking news (I heard of the Hudson River crash before anything featured on the BBC News website), provides movie,

Once more he descends

"Inspire me!" he howls. The frustration echoing loud through the room. "Step away" came the voice, the gentle caress of a whisper, fading almost before it had begun. That cold sheen of silk pulled across skin, comforting yet alien, the voice soothes him once again. Closing his eyes as the colours flow, emotions swirl vivid

This is not free

Right. I've had it with you lot, it's all take take take. Time to pay. £1 each will do. Leave it at the door as you leave. Thanks. I am, of course, joking. I know you lot are too tight to pay anything, don't worry, I wouldn't either. But the thing is that I DO

President Obama

The United States of America has, in case you've been hiding under a rock these past couple of months, a new President. Bye bye Bush, hello "Change" and a big dollop of hope. Like many others I've been a little swept up in the general goodwill that President Obama seems to carry with him, and

Does single sourcing content work?

One of the more popular posts on this blog is titled DITA is not the answer and, whilst things are certainly moving forward, it's a little sad that it is still valid. A recent comment on that post suggested that it's not just DITA that is lacking, it's the working realities of single source that

MP3 Tags

MP3 Tags "You spin me right round baby, right round, like a record baby" ... Cue several of my younger readers to ask "what's a record?" When I first started ripping CDs to MP3 I was very careful when tagging the information. I used Tag & Rename to make sure they all (ALL) had complete