No hotmail

by David on March 28, 2007

A guy, who works in the department of a Human Resources consultancy company, says they made a selection process in which, among other things, they asked for a person with ample experience in using the internet (navigation, searches, formats…).
They received 50 candidacies, from which 30 came from Hotmail-directions, all of them erased as they entered.

The reason: You can’t pretend being an internet expert and use a Hotmail account at the same time.

Via boingboing


by David on March 26, 2007

Helen's photo of a pigeon

Helen’s photo of a pigeon. More on her Flickr stream

Weird photo, yes? It looks like a studio shot with a stuffed bird and airbrushed background. Well it isn’t – it’s in our back garden, no photoshopping involved.


by David on March 25, 2007

Salma & Sabina Agha – Dancing Queen (MP3) Salma and Sabinha sing the hits of Abba in Hindi.

Pen, pencil, protractor, excercise book, gun

by David on March 25, 2007

Residents on the Brandon Three Estate in Camberwell say they are too frightened to leave their homes when Archbishop Michael Ramsey Technology College in Camberwell closes each day

Sergeant David Gwyther, from the safer neighbourhoods team, told the meeting the troublemakers numbered around 40 or 50 and he was not going to try to shut down the school.

He said: “Staying inside between 3.30pm and 4.15pm is something you are going to have to learn to do

icSouthLondon, ‘School kids are out of control’


by David on March 23, 2007

  • My IT experience prepared me significantly for the challenges of being a 21st century politician

    21st Century Boy, Jonathan Bishop. Jonathan has 25 friends.

What colour pill?

by David on March 21, 2007

Mark has been absorbed by The Borg. But this Borg is a better Borg than before.

I’m so impressed by Google. Their best ever hiring. Buy stock.

Morality and Reason

by David on March 21, 2007

The New York Times has an interesting article on the origins of morality. It’s not earth-shatteringly novel but it’s an accomplished summary of the idea that emotion precedes morality and has an evolutionary grounding.

Test Blog

by David on March 19, 2007

Hmm… experiencing some peculiar server problems at the moment

From George, for Chris

by David on March 16, 2007

Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
Some boundless contiguity of shade,
Where rumour of oppression and deceit,
Of unsuccessful or successful war,
Might never reach me more.

Obituary in The Times of Chris Lightfoot.

A security treat

by David on March 16, 2007

The Nigerian scam moves to Korea. From my inbox:

we are being treated as foreigners here and watched closely because the Korean government believe we are security treat (sic)

But it’s a little more canny. The email asks me to:

send me a complete breakdown of the investment opportunities in your country and also let me know what exactly I need to do to enable you invest the funds for me in your country

– which would involve me in quite a considerable amount of work, don’t you think?