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Gadgetry and IT

“Your AdWords Account Suspended Due To Repeated Site Quality Violations”

Google seems to have decided it doesn’t want the money from many people using AdWords to drive traffic to thin affiliate sites, which it’s already been penalising out of its organic results for several years. The move became clear on Friday 25 September 2009, as noted here, when AdWords advertisers were sent the following abrupt […]

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Gadgetry and IT

Documenting a clean install of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

I’m one of those obsessives who likes to reformat his hard drive and reinstall everything from time to time. Even if it doesn’t speed the system up with Macs like it so obviously does with Windows, I just feel better knowing that my machine only has on it what I need to have. With major […]

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Natalie Williams at Alimentum, Cambridge

OK, being at The Rock on Wednesday to see England thrash Croatia was a cracking evening out. But it turned out to be my second favourite night of the week, trailing a little way behind the quite superb meal we had at Alimentum‘s Jazz Club. The wonderful Natalie Williams was the attraction, but I have […]

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Prefab Sprout – new album (September 2009)

You can’t imagine how excited I was when I read the interview with Paddy MacAloon in Word magazine‘s latest issue. But perhaps not half as excited as I will be when I get my hands on the Prefab Sprout new album Let’s Change the World With Music in a few days’ time. I don’t trust […]