Thursday, December 20, 2007

Google Language-ism ... WTF

Well, I never. You'll never guess what...
I've been disgruntled at the fact that I hadn't got the new version of GMail, nor the IMAP option. In fact I set up a gmail account for handling bounces that used to come into our office, and I was dissapointed to see that this account gets the new look + IMAP while my long serving account still didn't have it.

Guess what?
This morning I installed firefox 3 beta and it made me think that I should have a go at finding out why my gmail account isn't upgraded.

Guess what?
I read this on the help forums...

I'm in the UK and simply had to set my account to US English, which is mildly annoying, but it works.

Three questions spring to mind, Why Google? Why? and Why didn't you tell us?

I hope the answer to the first two aren't that you're language nazis, I'm going to spell licence and colour and analyse and optimise the way I always have no matter what functionality you withhold from me. Actually I'm going to use IMAP and perform daring feats of spelling without the aid of a safety net.

Sadly Firefox 3 beta2 doesn't have an "English UK" spellchecker either, its only a beta after all, so if I lapse into american-ism its because the fiendish plot is succeeding.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Blow Your Own Trumpet Award

The Blowing Your Own Trumpet award goes to The Ministry of Truth for this little gem that appeared at the top of a page I was perusing...

"Wikipedia [sic] is one of the few reservoirs of hope left." — Anon.
Oh dear!

That the "facts" they accumulate are, to all practical purposes, anonymous makes the Ministry of Truth a wierd and dangerous phenomenon. One to be handled with extreme caution. That the recommendations are also anonymous is self aggrandisement of a kind not seen since Julius Ceaser wrote de Bello Gallico about himself in the third person, The Great General.

If I was tempted to go down the same route I would flaunt this quote:
"blog.Killerbees is one of the few sources for reliable bullshit detection left" - Anon.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

200 Pairs of Shoes

200 Pairs of Shoes, originally uploaded by danny angus.

Amongst the most significant differences between the Old Job and the New Job is the fact that we have designers and we do photography for clients in the office. Here 200 assorted pairs of new season shoes wait for their moment in the spotlight.

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