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  1. Google AdWords

    by
    CAM
    , 18th March 2012 at 01:31 AM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    They can create some interesting results out of the blue.

    Use of domain password (& staff AUP, etc.) ;)-chinese-lady.jpg
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    Amusement
  2. Roll on Saturday

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    CAM
    , 11th January 2012 at 02:51 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    I will be at BETT 2012 and can't wait for it to come. Partly for "professional development," partly to see you Edugeekers again and partly to restock my desk with a bagful of freebie office supplies.

    My freebie-fu was weak last year. With any luck it has since improved!
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    Amusement
  3. Where is the Snow?

    by
    CAM
    , 9th December 2011 at 09:35 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    For the past few years we have had some terrible snowfalls. For the most part it is further north this year with the south being mostly unaffected. Forecasts show a brief minor risk of snow flanked either side with rain and rather mild temperatures nearer Christmas.

    So where is this snow? Seems to be plenty of gimmicks being punted by the advertisers.

    I know people who have gone out buying snow shoe grips, snow chains, all sorts of stuff that you should use abroad in ...
  4. So...A Sales Call?

    by
    CAM
    , 5th December 2011 at 07:26 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    The home phone rings right before a nice cup of coffee and interrupting a typical British chat about the weather.

    "Hello, I'm calling from Scottish power. Is Mrs X in?"

    "Uhh..no this is a relative, she isn't here. Is this a sales call?"

    "No, a sales call would be if I was offering the beast deal for your electricity or gas."

    What a weird thing to say. Maybe this is a genuine call for said relative. I decide ...

    Updated 5th December 2011 at 07:28 PM by CAM

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    Amusement
  5. Eurogamer Expo: A Glimpse of Tomorrow?

    by
    CAM
    , 26th September 2011 at 02:18 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    My Saturday was spent attending the Eurogamer Expo at Earl's Court, London. This trade show was a chance for members of the public and video games industry to show off their future releases and next-gen technology. And it is brimming with technology.

    One of the most popular stands was the OnLive service. Recently launched in the UK, the service jumps aboard the cloud bandwagon and tries to offer gamers the chance to stream titles online using a PC or a micro-console. This small box ...

    Updated 26th September 2011 at 02:21 PM by CAM

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    Amusement
  6. Pardon My Massive Orange...

    by
    CAM
    , 16th May 2011 at 02:34 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    After acquiring a new HTC Wildfire S and trying to sign up (still unsuccesfully) to the My Orange site, I was greeted with this Captcha:

    Server Recommendation Please-massive-tooders.jpg

    Not even Google knows what a tooder is, why they are massive or why there are more then one so I guess you will need to use your own imagination.
  7. Keyboard Cleaning

    by
    CAM
    , 22nd April 2011 at 01:53 AM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    As much as I hate Dell's hardware, PSU's in particular, I can't fault their peripherals. My monitor is still soldiering on after nearly 5-6 years of service and the keyboard has taken such a battering that the WASD keys are faded to the point of blankness. That's what gaming does to keyboards, punishes them. WASD in particular.

    So what awaits me when I pop the keys off one by one to see what half a decade of non-cleaning will reveal?

    Event Log Every 5 Mins in Windows 2k Server-dell-keyboard-gross.jpg ...
  8. Breaking In - Literally

    by
    CAM
    , 10th April 2011 at 02:05 AM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    A program called Breaking In is being launched in America and it is the IT world's equivalent of CSI. the show follows a fictional IT team breaking into museums, nicking cars and doing other things that real security researchers likely don't do as part of their day to day affairs. The producers even created a Flash game for people to play around in and supposedly "hack" by guessing a password.

    Unfortunately for the show's marketing team, one user responded to the Naked Security blog post ...

    Updated 10th April 2011 at 02:30 AM by CAM

    Categories
    Technical , Amusement
  9. That Dreaded Feeling

    by
    CAM
    , 16th March 2011 at 02:18 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    It happens to everyone sooner or later. You get to work with the nagging feeling that you are missing something. Something important, all the way until you pull in to the car park at work.

    And realise you have forgotten your wallet.

    I have a supply of coffee at my desk, no problem. But lunch may be a problem unless...

    15 minutes later after heading off on my break, I have a pound coin in my hand scavenged from my car ashtray. Will it be enough? Where ...
    Tags: doh, lucky, pound, sush
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    Work , Amusement
  10. Off to Reading!

    by
    CAM
    , 22nd February 2011 at 05:39 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Soon! I'll be heading off tomorrow, time to get packing I guess. Should get my gadgets charged just in-case, and find the charger for my netbook. Those universal ones are useless.

    Hmmm, DSi with Advance Wars will keep me occupied on the train. If my next blog post is from Wales you will know I missed my stop because of it.

    Geeky T-Shirt, got plenty. Which one to pick!

    Have I forgotten something? Oh yes, a pen and notepad so I actually remember what was ...
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    Amusement
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