4 December 2008

The best websites in the world ever….vol. 36

I’m the 36th member of team Tamar to post to this blog series so I’ve got plenty of excuses for being a tiny bit uninspired. Then again there are 100 million internet sites… My Top 3 sites aren’t flashy or groundbreaking they just have all the content I want to read. So, with apologies for not finding a marvellously obscure …

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4 December 2008

A birthday gadget!

I was very lucky today and a special person bought me a special present – a Sony Reader. I've only had it for a few hours but readers of this blog will be delighted to hear that I've already established that my last gadget, The Sanctuary, does have a connector cable that charges it, so it still hasn't been beaten. I'm …

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4 December 2008

Oohgle – I saw, searched and found

Oohgle – but it missed the mark for me On the tube at Hammersmith yesterday and a bit later than others I spotted a large advert for Oohgle. No other information was there, just the name. Being a curious nerdy sort I immediately whipped out my Blackberry and typed Oohgle into Google. What did I get? Well a sponsored result …

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18 November 2008

Just another day in Search

What’s going on with the Search Engines? I do like a good roundup so I thought I would take this opportunity to let you know about some of the current issues and topics up for discussion we and lots of other people are having with regard to the Search Engines. Ranking changes – always a favourite this one. A recent …

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13 November 2008

The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.27

I am going to keep this simple. Three favourites sites eh? OK, here we go.. Actually no, I am going to do my least favourite sites first: Sporting Life – slow and not so good on my blackberry – but I still use it every day! Wikipedia – killed debate. HolyMoly – guilty pleasure, used to be anyway. So here …

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12 November 2008

Google Local Postcode Lookup

Looking for local results Well it’s new to me! I don’t often do searches that require a local solution but searching for ‘car rental’ today I noticed a nice wee offering from Google – is this new or have I been living in cave for a few months? See the box so you can type in Town or Postcode? Nice. …

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9 November 2008

All charged up

Everyone laughed at me in the office when I bought this. But the laugh is on the other foot (hmmm, nothing like mixing a few metaphors) when they all saw how useful it is! I hate the number of chargers I have to lug around with me now with all the various ipods, digital cameras, phones, BlackBerrys etc I have …

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7 November 2008

A bit of fun in gloomy credit crunch times…

I’m so depressed reading the news recently about the likely depth and breadth of the UK recession that it was nice to find something yesterday that made me smile. A fellow gadget-lover showed me some utterly useless but very cool BlackBerry functionality. So, if that white pearly glow of your tracker ball is just a bit too boring for a …

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5 November 2008

Worst post linking SEO to Barack Obama – Sorry!

Tenuous isn’t even close… One of the most inspiring things for me about the victory of Barack Obama in the US Presidential race was the fact that despite conventional wisdom being that white America would not elect a black man to the position of US president he was not deterred. So he fought the fight and he won. Which in …

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4 November 2008

And the winner of the US Elections is

… the internet! For the first time in my life on the evening of a major UK or US election I’m going out for the evening and I haven’t bothered to check whether there will be a TV nearby to keep me up-to-date with the voting. As long as I’ve got my BlackBerry with my RSS news feeds and access …

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