Thursday, August 28, 2008

Throw the baby out with the bathwater award, or (twitter -= SMS) == pointless

Twitter has stopped sending SMS to UK numbers.

Sadly that was Twitter's USP as far as I was concerned.

I suppose using some API client or IM would work when I'm at the PC, but I got most fun & use out of twitter when I was unleashed on the real world. I used to like getting people's updates when I was mooching about the house, in the pub, or travelling.

I can still send updates by SMS, but why bother if I have to wind up the laptop to see the replies.

So Twitter gets an award, for shoot-yourself-in-the-foot-ism, sorry guys but as far as I can see you just threw the baby out with the bathwater.

Friday, August 22, 2008

WTF music award

Green Day fans throughout the family, and the office, are reeling with shock at this weird anti-cover of "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)" by old-timer and living-legend Glen "Rhinestone Cowboy" Campbell.

If Glen's version was the original and Green Day had covered it it might make some kind of sense, but this is definitely the music equivalent of a prequel. I'm guessing he's not going to cover American Idiot next.

Glens version is top, the original below:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It made *me* laugh award

I'm a jaded and grumpy old geezer who finds little to smile about in my inbox these days, but this did the trick, and so it gets an award:

Thursday, August 14, 2008

All work and no play ...

... I don't think so, I forgot to add to yesterday's post that as well as all the new folk and new clients we've got new toys too.

We've got two 52" plasmas, one streaming the olympics and one with a Wii, and under my desk is an UrbanTerror server so my department can take out their frustrations by fragging each other at lunchtimes.

Oh... and if you've got flash actionscript 3 skills and can travel to out office get in touch, all this could be yours too.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Onwards and upwards..

Yesterday we launched our now corporate website here.

The previous day we inducted two new php analyst programmers and a second business analyst.
Last monday we started a new sysadmin.
We're still looking for a flash actionscript 3 developer.

Now that the new site is up I can reveal that we're working on ecommerce for two exciting fashion brands Bench and Hooch. Its always a challenge working for established brands, but in this case its creating a real buzz in the office, they're going to be cool through and through, from the graphic design to the seamless integration with warehouse and financial systems.

Talking of challenging, the migration of a.n.other client seems to have gone pretty smoothly, some minor issues are outstanding, but (touch wood) everything that's needed is working.

And finally.. we've launched a redesign of Duchamp.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

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