Tuesday, 25 May 2010


If the Deepwater Horizon spill had happened in our office, here's how it would look...

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Thursday, 20 May 2010


Today found me wishing, just for a moment, that I still worked at Bluefrog This is awesome.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Smile by name, smile by nature.

All the charities I recently gave a donation to thanked me quickly – which was nice to see. But the one that stood out (and made me smile) was from The Smile Train.

Things little and large that made the difference:

- They thanked me very, very much (sounds silly, but it felt nice, hearing it twice).

- They told me something new. I didn’t know they have a record of never turning a child away and I felt a bit chuffed to be helping them achieve that.

- They’re going to send me a picture of a child I helped (yes, I know, it’s not literally the child I helped, but I don’t care. I’m quite good at suspending disbelief).

- Better still, I know exactly when it’s due to arrive (2 months) and it’ll have PICTURES ENCLOSED on the envelope so I know to look out for it. Genius. I’ve already made a mental note about when this might come and I can’t wait.

- My letter was from Brian, Co-founder. The other thank yous I got from the two other charities I donated to came from a rather disappointing ‘Fundraising Assistant’ and ‘Marketing Manager’. No thanks.

Oh, I also got a DVD of their Oscar-winning documentary, but it’s still waiting to be watched. I’ve been too busy telling people about what a great guy Brian from Smile Train is.


Thursday, 13 May 2010

The eye's had it

If you're looking for something to take your mind off the fact that we have a Tory government, can I suggest emergency eye surgery? Having your cornea cut open while still conscious really does chase all secondary concerns from your mind.

Thankfully, I'm getting better fast and am assured that recovery will be total. In the meantime, thank you to everyone who sent messages and to all our charity friends who've been waiting so patiently for work.


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Are You Brilliant At Data?

Are you really good at answering probing questions about data? And even better at asking even more probing questions than the ones I just mentioned? Are you sick of lazy stereotypes employed by bloggers that nobody reads but willing to overlook it just this once?

If you are, you should apply for this job.