Martin McGuinness Journey, from 20 to now →
I’ve been thinking for a while about how i could comment on Martin McGuinness shaking hands with the Queen today. This article is a good summation of the journey through McGuinness’ adulthood, to this moment. It doesn’t mention, as it’s not allowed to, that he wastheleader of the GAC for a long time, before and after Gerry Adams’ leadership. He was responsible for...
Man at NYT tries to do new We Didn't Start The... →
The real skill in trying to write a new version of WDSTF is the chronological challenges faced by Billy Joel. This is a complete cop-out, and has such is another reason the newspaper industry is in trouble. If you would like to see a brilliant version of WDSTF, here’s We Didn’t Start The Flame War
Is time running out for Time Out? →
tl;dr man moans about Time Out’s direction. Enjoyable
Secrets of Powerpoint, pt.2
Instead of double-spacing everything, why not use the increase spacing option, in the Home tab between “Text Direction” and “Increase List Level”? Even better, why not change this at the Slide Master level, so all your slides will change at once? That way, when you come to re-format your presentation, or give it to someone else, they won’t have to spend half of their...
Google sponsored challops smug barbican smug fest →
The Scene A Barbican beyond the pale. Much branding and smugness surrounds. Maitlis (for it is she): but wait a minute Benjamin, are you suggesting hip hop is a reaction to colonialism? Benj Zeph: can I just say I was on Radio 4 last year? Maitlis: no I’m sorry there’s isn’t time. We go live now to PJ O Rourke. PJ: can I just say I was on Radio 4 earlier this year? Maitlis:...
Secrets of Powerpoint, pt.1
You can write in shapes. Just start writing. You don’t need to open a word box, and then align it with the shape. Just write in the shape.
I sold this app, and our company built it. It was a departure, is getting lots of good PR and I am happy with it. Take part
Language is all around us
Isn’t it great when nouns change their meaning? Below is a list of nouns that have recently changed meaning. This isn’t definitive, please suggest others. This should help you if you’re at a conference, or just “shanking” with some young people. . Drone - pilotless plane Bath Salts - Mephedrone Banter - conversation between two or more men Troll - anyone on a social...
A collection of BBC programmes celebrating the... →
An amazing collection of 29 London documentaries, dating from 1955-2000s, of London from the BBC. How long will they be there for? Hopefully a long time. Currently things to work through include: -2 weeks behind on Eastenders -3 hours of football on every night - 4 episodes behind on Mad Men - Started S05 Sopranos - Busy work Cruel world
Mary Meeker Future Trends presentation →
Great stats about mobile usage, tablet uptake, state of the world economy, room for advertising and development to fill in mobile
I Saw Prometheus Last Night
I went to see Prometheus last night. Here is a review: The first two minutes are incredible 3d, i had never seen 3d before (as it were), inane grin, magical. The rest of the film was: Cinematically - 10/10 With regards the Special Effects - 10/10 With regards Acting - 4/10 hampered by Script - 2/10 Concept - some bits 10/10, others 1/10 Schlockiness - 8/10 Why did it have to wrap everything up so...