Beach volleyball bums
02 August 2012
My good friend @jonanmary brought this very amusing tweet to my attention:
That's brilliant! The thing is, if you didn't already know it, beach volleyball gals are mandated to wear those speedos looking things they wear. What's even more funny is something another good friend, @trollkip on twitter point:
Apparently, the rule about what beach volleyball players have to wear changed recently
I love me some tanned sexy lady-skin but don't be an asshole about it. Let her choose.
Cateechee golf pictures
27 September 2011
Chinese tea sampler pack now on sale
16 June 2011
This is brilliant because if you, like me, love some good green teas but don't want to buy a whole bag yet, then get a cute little sampler and decide which of his teas you like the most. Or, for £9 you can buy a couple of these cute little tubs and give away as gifts. That's what I'm going to do.
At the moment you have to be in Europe to be able to order these (delivery done by Amazon UK) but if you're outside of Europe ping them and ask if something can be arrange.
Google teething problems still with duplicated content
03 June 2011
Here's a typical example that Google's strife to get rid of duplicate content still needs some work. About 10 different mailing list archive sites have indexed the same email thread. Not very helpful.
I just ordered tea from the Min River Tea Farm
27 February 2011
As soon as I get my tea I'm going to take a picture of myself drinking it and send in my pic so that £1 gets donated, by Chris, to the Mind UK charity.
If you live in the UK and love genuine sourced Chinese teas do check it out. The ordering process is lovingly easy and safe. Although I'm an Earl Grey fan myself, I love having some good jasmine tea available at home without having to worry about the caffeine in Earl Grey tea keeping me awake.
Best of luck to Chris and his new site! Please take the time to browse and read about his teas. If you're outside the UK and you want a bag, just send him and email.
Worst Flash site of the year 2010
08 November 2010
If you ever wonder, how do I make a website that is just wrong on every front: Turn up your volume and tune into http://industrialpainter.com/ Oh yeaaaahhh...
It's got it all.
- completely irrelevant background music
- epileptic flashing animations
- uber-geeky loading counters showing you how many kilobytes you've downloaded
- new Flash file for each annoying page
- a counter
- blurred mugshots
- telling you want day it is, what date it is and what time it is in three completely different locations on the screen
- marquee text scrolling by
- being Flash
Interestingly though, gone are the days of surfing. People don't take what's offered, they take what the search for. However, with wikiHow I'm eager to pop back in, throw a few articles on my Instapaper and then read them later on my Kindle.
Now I'm going to read about How to Be a Slacker Mom. Very relevant.
Muted conversations in Gmail
29 May 2010
Having lived under a rock for a while I've managed to miss this great new feature in Gmail: Muting or ignoring conversions
From their help text:
"you've no doubt been subjected to the 'thread that just won't die!' If you're part of a long message conversation that isn't relevant, you can
mute the conversation to keep all future additions out of your inbox."
That is such a smart feature. Interestingly I didn't even think there was a solution to that problem. I sure I have many times needed something like this. Now, let's hope I can remember to actually use this feature.
Ever since we started building SnapExpense we ask people we meet how they do their business/travel expenses at their company. Almost always they say their software is annoyingly bad and it's a right pain in the ass to process their expenses. Today I heard another such horror story from a friend about: GlobalExpense (www.globalexpense.com). Apparently it's dreadfully slow to use and it never remembers or adapts to what you have entered previously.
So my friend went to the website on my computer to show me how crap it was but that didn't work because GlobalExpense doesn't work in Firefox! What?! On SnapExpense, about 30% of our visitors use Firefox (with 31% using Internet Explorer).
I'm glad to see that the competition is lagging behind. Gives me heart. Especially as I have recently added Google OpenID log in to SnapExpense so you can log in or register with your Google (or Yahoo! or any OpenID provider) account straight away.
Spelling differences between British and American English
25 April 2010
This is going to be useful to keep handy when I move to America.