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Entries in the Month : September, 2008

Date

Saturday, 27 September, 2008

Content I've considered the "merits" (or not) of particular job titles in design and whether people actually get what they mean. So when I came across this flow chart (below) showing a light hearted look at the response to these four design job titles, I nodded - with resigned feeling.

Not only is the title 'design' quite open, but jeez, as soon as it touches on the web, it becomes IT-related. I keep getting asked IT questions by my clients, although I insist that's not what I do. I guess I should give up and accept it because I'm always having to solve IT problems anyway.

Date

Tuesday, 23 September, 2008

Content I have a thing for magazines, but I've started to cut down on buying them. The ones I tend to keep, I hold sacred and I still bear the psychological scars from when a friend unwittingly cut a coupon from one of my special editions.

So it's with some departure that I just cut up the latest issue of .net magazine. Its not cheap by any means, although its priced at what seems like a standard £5.99.

Net ads

Why cut it? Well, leafing through the pages, I got distracted by all the full page hosting adverts. I'm sure some readers will find them useful, but I haven't needed to go shopping for bandwidth for quite a few years.

Categories

Observations.

Date

Monday, 22 September, 2008

Content Last week, I went to a lecture at Asia House, on Hong Kong design given by Douglas Young, founder of Hong Kong's successful lifestyle store, Goods of Desire (G.O.D). A controversial figure, he and a number of his store staff were arrested then aquitted for his "triad gang" T-shirts.

He then launched the "Delay No More" concept on a number of products such as tshirts. "Delay No More" spoken in a Cantonese accent pronounces as a particularly rude insult.

Delay Mo More

Date

Sunday, 21 September, 2008

Content When blogging blew up, early adopters of the medium were a step ahead with establishing a lucrative foot hold, especially in the case of now saturated topics (such as 'how to make money online'). The same thing seems to be happening with iPhone applications, as reported by Wired.

The developer of popular iPhone game Trism made $250,000 in profit in just two months, and if rates continue, he will earn $3 million by July 2009.

Categories

Observations. Technology.

Date

Saturday, 20 September, 2008

Content Blog comment spam only takes a couple of clicks to delete in a moderated content managed system, but like flies to a freshly laid turd, they simply keep coming. No matter how crap the turd is.

"This article simply ROCKS ! That was a great read for me. I simple agree on every word written, keep it up with all the good work.. You have got my Thumbs UP !!!"

I thought this was too generic until I saw the link to Health Insurance. (Read.Confused.Dry.Humour.)

I'm a bit irritable today.

Categories

Technology.

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