People tell me about the trouble they are having with SPAM. I give them a blank look and a shrug and say “what’s SPAM?”.
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I bought a new Mac recently and was thinking of how I was going to get the new machine configured to work in the same way as the old one.
Continue reading “Bought a new Mac? Then read this”
Having been a Windows, Linux and Mac OS X user, amongst others, I prefer Mac OS X. Let’s take a brief look at what each OS offers you.
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Breden’s BASIC is a piece of software I started writing for the Commodore 64 in September 1983 and finished in March 1984 (software + 160 page user guide). The software is written entirely in 6502 assembly language, and extends the existing built-in BASIC interpreter and adds 135+ extra commands related to graphics, sound, programming enhancements etc. I will document the writing of this software in more detail at some later date in other posts. But for now, here is at least something to start with.
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I have been encouraging somebody to put her sculptures online for sale.
Continue reading “Psssst… wanna buy a nice sculpture?”
If you think that some text on your display is hard to read then there just might be a way to improve it.
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The difference between success and failure can often be very small, and yet relatively few people make their dreams of success come true. Why is that, and what steps can be taken to ensure success? Great amounts of energy have already been devoted to this subject, but now a TV series shows budding entrepreneurs attempting to get financial backing in order to grow their idea. It makes fascinating viewing!
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Over the last few years I have been keenly watching developments on the efforts underway to increase the pool of skilled, cheaper labour available to businesses.
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Reluctantly, it seems that the Â£6.5 million-a-year American-born chief executive of Burberry, Rose Marie Bravo, has decided that fighting a war against chavs is unwinnable. And, as the expression goes: if you can’t beat them, join them — or at least appear to side with them, especially if your brand’s future depends on damage limitation.
Continue reading “Burberry Boss says “I am a chav””
When you see how much time and money goes into creating “designer” brands like Gucci, Pucci (yes, that’s a new one on me too!), Prada and Burberry that try to create an image of exclusivity, glamour and luxury that only the “privileged few” are lucky enough to have access to, it is damned funny when someone throws a spanner in the works.
Continue reading “Brand spanking – revenge of the Chav”