Amazing pic of the fattest football ever

8 07 2009

Apparently we was quite good too. His name was William Foulke and he was keeper for Chelsea 100 or so years ago. Bet you can’t guess what his nickname was? He also played cricket – more about him here http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/2009/07/top_six_cricket.html

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Van Persie signs new contract

8 07 2009

and exhales. Though it doesn’t say how long. he is 25 so I reckon
Arsenal probably have him for another five years. We would be lost
without him. As much as I like Eduardo and Bendtner we really need a
player who can conjure goals out of nothing and RVP is that man. Beats
signing this man
http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/2009/07/video_michael_o_1.html

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A really inspiring 20 year old

8 07 2009

I have done the odd weekend as a single dad and know how tough it can be. I really have so much respect for single parents. This guy Wayne is amazing. 20 years old and a single parent, yet so obviously a great dad to his child. Really brought a lump to my throat.

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Hurrah – watch phones go mainstream

7 07 2009

Very excited to hear that the LG watch phone is finally going to arrive in the Uk very soon. The details are here http://www.techdigest.tv/2009/07/lg_gd910_watchp.html

I have played with a few watchphones over the years – I remember a Motorola one from back in 2001- and they are a huge amount of fun. The last one I looked at was thjs http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/swap-watch/index.html which worked really well and was surprisingly easy to use. My only real issue is with watch phones as a format. You can’t obviously take speaker phone calls on the bus and that means having to wear a headset.

Still if you are the sort of person who is permanently connected to a Bluetooth headset they really are a no brainer. I think we will see quite a few of them, in the coming months

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Who Ate All the Pies 2.0 arrives – looks amazing

7 07 2009

Yep, the 2.0 version of the best football website in the world
launches today http://www.whoateallthepies.tv . There are a few minor
things that need sorting, but I ma very proud of this. Btw since Pies
relaunched back in May it has more than doubled its traffic. Nice work
Mr Irish. Pies is on Twitter at twitter.com/piesblog

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Net Imperative shuts up shop – killed by blogs?

7 07 2009

Bit of a shocker this one, but it appears Net Imperative
netimperative.com is no more. There’s an announcement here
http://www.netimperative.com/netimperative/news/2009/may/a-special-announcement-from-netimperative
 
What is so sad is that the site has been running for such a long time
– over 10 years apparently – and always such a good read. A few years
ago, with Mike Butcher at the helm, it seemed very much at the top of
its game in breaking stories. However, more recently both
http://www.uktechcrunch.com and http://www.paidcontent.co.uk have muscled in on its core
territory and offline publications like Brand Republic and Marketing
Week have been taking their online offering more seriously. I do think
that the blogs, especially PC and the speed in which it posts, has
done the damage.
 
Still even though advertising is a struggle at the moment for all tech
online publishers, to pull the plug now seems very sad. I would love
to see it reborn somewhere soon.

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Why O2 sucks and the iPhone underperforms on the go (IMO)

7 07 2009
Check out this website I found at o2sucks.wordpress.com

Rob Follis, top PR bloke, Apple obsessive and iPhone owner, has started a blog called O2 sucks http://o2sucks.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/a-near-neighbour-buys-an-iphone-gets-missed-calls-dropped-calls-and-more/ which catalogues his frustration with the network. I have had an iPhone for several months now and I have been very underwhelmed by its performance.

At home on my wireless network, the iPhone is an amazing device which works brilliantly. Yet whenever I leave home and try to look at web pages or use Twitter I invariably end up getting very frustrated with the phone running very slowly and dropping sites and calls. Last night at Blur’s Hyde Park gig it simply gave up and was networkless for hours. Now this might be network overload – there were probably a lot of iPhone owners in the park and I seem to remember The Guar’s Jemima Kiss highlighting a similar problem at Glastonbury, but it reflects very badly on O2. My Voda/Nokia combi worked fine though.

The one thing that does spring to mind is whether this is entirely O2’s fault. Might it simply be that the iPhone’s 3G chip isn’t up to it and this is compounded by O2’s fairly iffy coverage. There I have said it.

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