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Stop HS2

I've just created a new page about the UK Government's plans to start building HS2 in 2017. I opposed this decision and think it would be better to invest in high speed internet nationwide to allow people more flexibility in their working patterns and therefore reducing traffic peaks throughout the week. Please have a look at my new page and sign the petitions…

Sales Messaging

This is a bit of a ranty post, for which I make no apologies. Bounce off the page now if you want to avoid. Professionally, I get a lot of people trying to sell me stuff. It doesn't seem to matter that I have very little responsibility for purchasing decisions, they're looking for an 'in.' I don't object to sales messaging completely, but…

Karin Herzog, you don’t need this CAPTCHA!

Ergh! I hate those in comprehensible captcha things that apparently deter robots and reduce spam, but I get why they're there in most instances. But why, oh why does Karin Herzog (cosmetics company that I can't afford) have one on her unsubscribe from emails page? I can just stick the emails in my spam folder if she'd rather, but I'm pretty sure that…

2012: The Year of Unfortunate Choices

  I'm categorising this year as 'bad.' 2012 you weren't kind to me and I'm glad you're reaching your conclusion. However, you haven't been without a few redeeming features. You have taught me a lot with your wicked ways. Notable incidents in no particular order At the bad end of 2011 I was offered what I thought would be my ideal job, Social…

The Day My Idols Disappointed Me Social Media Style: Chris Brogan & Christopher Penn

They say never meet your heroes. Apparently, you should never tweet them either. Today @cspenn (Christopher S Penn) started following my Twitter account (@Pose83). Christopher Penn is one of the guys that makes the Marketing Over Coffee podcast. This is the podcast I've listened to most consistently over the last 3 years. It about Marketing, largely Digital Marketing and I crib elements of…

Lana Del Rey: Music to kill yourself by?

I knew this would happen. I wanted to write about how much I didn't understand the Lana Del Rey phenomenon, but thought I should at least listen to one of her songs in full before commenting on my blog. So I headed on over to YouTube and checked out her video for Born To Die and changed my opinion. I'm glad I saw…

Parking Fine: Unimpressed with Cardiff Council

This morning I discovered a parking ticket on my car! Mmm. I freely admit that should not have parked where I parked, but I came home late last night and there were no spots available within the defined parking bays. I have a parking permit, but the permitted spaces were also occupied, some by none permit holders. I don't live on a main…

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