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Todays bright idea #10 – smartphone video feature

November 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Todays bright idea #10 – smartphone video feature · Technology

Tonight I was being a grumpy old man at a concert in London, where I could hardly see Toyah onstage because of all the smartphones being held up by people filming it. I think we have reached the point where this is now considered normal and it is too late to stop it but perhaps […]

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Today’s bright idea #9

May 12th, 2014 · Comments Off on Today’s bright idea #9 · Life, Technology

I was watching Mrs. Skuds playing one of those Facebook games the other day. It may be called ‘Tribez’. It looked like a generic Swords & Sorcery meets Sim City sort of game. It made me think that the way technology is going we can’t be too far away from being able to play Sim […]

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Today’s bright idea #8

April 26th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Life

Tonight I am on my own. Chrystal moved out to Hampshire last year, Chas is visiting his grandparents in Hastings and Jayne is also in Hastings, helping Frankie move there. This leaves me here in the grip of one of my most persistent fears – locking myself out of the house. I always worry about […]

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Today’s bright idea #7

January 8th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Life

Today’s bright idea is one that I actually think is quite a good one. You know how BBC Four have been showing episodes of Top Of The Pops of 35 years ago, week-by-week in order, in their totality? It isn’t really watched for the music so much as the nostalgic feeling, mostly from the music […]

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Today’s bright idea #6

November 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off on Today’s bright idea #6 · Life

I did have another bright idea, but a far more boring one, and for a change quite a practical one. When you are delivering leaflets for a political party, or canvassing, you get to see a lot of places and you get to see them on foot rather than just driving past, so you notice […]

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Today’s bright idea #5

November 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off on Today’s bright idea #5 · Life

I had a bright idea yesterday. As usual I discovered that somebody else had it first and is already selling it – suitcases with your own photos on them. Hardly surprising really. You can get your own photos on bank cards, mousemats, mugs and all sorts of things, so it was only a matter of […]

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Bright idea – CVs revisited

September 6th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Life, Work

Soon after my scribblings about CVs I found that somebody I know has not only had a bright idea about CVs but has actually done something about it. She has done her own CV as an infographic: It is certainly eye-catching, though it would probably be more successful in jobs that are in some sort […]

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Today’s bright idea: an ironic app

August 30th, 2013 · Comments Off on Today’s bright idea: an ironic app · Technology

I may be throwing stones around a glass house a bit here since I use them myself, but I am finding it more and more difficult to cope with Captchas. I find myself wondering whether that “c” should be upper- or lower-case, whether that other squiggle is a “z” a “2” or just some random […]

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Today’s bright idea #2

August 28th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Life, Technology

Todays’ bright idea: a new open source file format for CVs. In the old days a CVwas typed up on paper and physically posted. Now they are done in (usually) MS Word and more often emailed or uploaded to an employer or agency’s web site, but people still think of the CV as a document […]

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Today’s bright idea #1

August 25th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Life

Sometimes I have ideas. I never do anything with them. In many cases this is probably just as well – I am thinking here of the Zimmer frame/pogo stick hybrid that would never have got funding from the Dragon’s Den. Other ideas get ridiculed by everyone who hears them but years later I find that […]

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