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Pitching for the lucrative tourist market

Click on photo for larger-scale image This photo in The Times today caught my eye. No, not the people coming out of the tube station at Piccadilly Circus. But what’s showing on the massive animated advertising hoarding in the background. Can anyone explain it? Sadly, the blokes with the mobile tat stalls in the area […]

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Entertainment

Imagine a film of your life soundtracked by an iPod

It’s one of those games which you have to have a go at, once someone’s mentioned it. Imagine a film of your life, with various scenes. Stick your iPod on shuffle (for your whole record collection, no cheating), and you get a track for each scene. I’ve seen one or two where the music is […]

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Educate the voters back to the polling booths

Gordon Brown is reported to be looking for Big Ideas as he becomes PM. Here’s one he can have for free.

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News/Media/Sport

Effective banner ad design

I just posted this to a private newsgroup in answer to a question, but it’s worth repeating more widely. Here are six ways to make your online banner advertising better value for money!

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Gadgetry and IT

Hands-on Review: Panasonic SD-255 breadmaker – Beat the supermarkets’ cash extraction strategies

So how can owning a breadmaker actually save you significant amounts of, er, bread? Easy. Quoting from my own Panasonic SD-255 breadmaker review (highly recommended, by the way):

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And another thing that annoys me…

This could become quite a long series as I get to be a progressively grumpier old man, but Another Thing That Annoys Me is the tendency of newspaper columnists and other London-based media dahlings to prefix every main London road with “the”. As in “the Finchley Road”, “the Edgware Road”, “the Holloway Road”, etc. Hey, […]