July 15, 2009
Blimey it’s been ages since I’ve posted. Anyway…
Very, very chuffed to be able to demonstrate the efficacy of the UGC training that I spend much of my time either touting or actually doing.
Here are two videos made by a lovely bloke at the Foreign Office.
He made this one before the training…
And this one afterwards…
See what I mean?
May 29, 2009
Another month, another timezone. This time Madrid, helping our lovely friends at O2 record their time volunteering in Latin America.
Employees spend their summers working in projects aimed at stopping the tide of child poverty in places like El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru. We train them to do video diaries, and make documentaries, and we edit their footage.
Results are coool. Take a look at
And the training is a blast. We hope.
February 6, 2009
My road, Monday
Big respect to yesterday morning’s train driver who got on the tannoy and said:
Passengers alighting here for services to Peterborough should cross to Platform 6 and get the next train back home ‘cos it ain’t happening today.
February 3, 2009
Either some deft understatement or some raging idiocy from the IT recruiter who emailed me today and said
“With the current market climate we have seen a slight slowdown in permanent recruitment and an increase with candidates.”
That’ll be a yes.
January 30, 2009
Vov, vuf vif
In Copenhagen for a meeting the other day, and saw this outside a local supermarket, above a place to tie your dog lead to.
It says “Hundeinfo” at the top, and you can figure out what that means. The hard-to-read yellow text at the bottom says “Rolig nu! Det ta’r kun 5 minuter…” which means something like “Quiet now! It’ll only be five minutes”.
January 13, 2009
I thought I’d never say those words. But I’m on a train somewhere in Surrey and above me is an ad for car insurance featuring the man himself. And that makes me very sad.
Say it isn't so
January 6, 2009
In the middle of a rather overlong post about how computer programmers should work and don’t, this. Apparently in the Ministry of Defence here in the UK
if you design software for a plane you go up in the test plane when the software is beta-tested.
Now that would concentrate the mind.
January 5, 2009
Big respect to my old friend Mike. He’s pretty new to Facebook, but has already hit on a brilliant way to get friends’ attention. He posted a scan of a painting he’d done (abstract, colourful, kinda cool) and didn’t tell his friends about it, but instead tagged 28 of his friends in it. So our old compadre Martin Croome (as in “I’ve had a Croome of a day”) occupies an area of black paint in the bottom right, while Michelle Shedro is the rather fetching violet on the left hand side.
When you’re tagged in a photo, you’re messaged on Facebook, and like a shot you check yourself out. Vanity. I guess.
And, as Mike Yarwood used to say, this is me:
My best side, by Mike
December 23, 2008
Well it’s the end of term. What a cool year. Can’t wait for the next one.
And to end a year of blogging, a new favourite joke. Son #1 had to bring some jokes into school for homework the other night, so got to google some good ones. And here it is.
An egg and a chicken are lying in bed, smoking. The chicken says to the egg, “Well, at least we’ve sorted one thing out”.
Happy Christmas to y’all.