Neil Armstong Death August 2012

One Small Step for Man… And More of Neil Armstrong’s Most Memorable Quotes

I was saddened to hear of the death of Neil Armstrong last night. Aged 82 years, the first man to ever set foot on the moon took his final breath. I hope he had chance to appreciate NASA’s latest foray…

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I LOVE The X Factor – And I’m Not Ashamed

X Factor is back tonight! Excuse me while I do a little excited jig. And no, that’s not sarcasm. I LOVE X FACTOR. Yes, it’s full of cliches and over sentimental rubbish. Yes, it always seems that 50% of the…

Randy Pausch Quote

Randy Pausch – “Today’s Talk is Not About Death. It’s About Life”

“I am dying soon. And I am choosing to have fun today, tomorrow and every other day I have left.” Randy Pausch was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer when he was only in his 40s. He was an American Professor at CMU in…

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I Heart my Bike

Since June, I’ve been enjoying something of a new love. It’s right up there with the love I feel for my iPhone. Allow me to introduce to my shiny new mountain bike. I opted for the Specialized Myka Sport Disc…

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Let’s Make Dressage More Worthy of Being an Olympic Sport…

“Strictly Come Trotting!” That’s what they should call dressage. And the idea of it being an Olympic sport is utterly ridiculous. I can appreciate that controlling a horse isn’t easy. And I didn’t get into dressage as a child myself…

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3D Printing – is my Childhood Penny Crayon Dream a Reality?

When I was a child, my hero was Penny Crayon. She was a cartoon character who could draw anything and it would become a reality. It would just materialise right there in front of her. Anytime I was asked to…

'Made to Stick' by Chip and Dan Heath

Made to Stick – A Must Read!

I’ve recently read ‘Made to Stick,’ by Chip and Dan Heath and in terms of non-fiction, it’s the best book I’ve read in a very long time. In fact, I can’t believe it’s taken me until 2012 to actually do…

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I’m on a Meme-y Mission – Help Me!

Ladies and Gentleman, boys, girls and non-gender specific bots – allow me to introduce ‘Ridiculously Happy 90s Boyband Member!’ He’s known better to me and colleagues at Tecmark as ‘Scott.’ You can stalk him on Twitter here, if you care…

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Morrissey at the Manchester Arena – Almost Flawless

I went to see Morrissey at the Manchester Arena on Saturday along with my other half , Micky, and a couple of friends. Now, I am a relatively recent Mozza convert. When I met Micky 9 years ago he was…

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Euro 2012 – The St George’s Flag is Out Again

After every international football tournament, I’m left hanging my head in disappointment as England either go out on penalties or get suitable obliterated by a far slicker and simply more organised German side. And each time I promise myself ‘never…

Visually Infographics

I LOVE visual.ly. If you’re as obsessed with infographics as I am at the moment (dear, God, I do a good job of portraying myself as someone who never gets out… I do though, honest), then you’ll love the site….

I (Not So) Secretly Love Post Secret

I came across Post Secret a year or so ago and didn’t pay much attention to it. My cynical view was that it would be cheesy one liners from people with nothing better to do than to anonymously share the…

Social Media and the Death of Bin Laden

You can’t miss the news today – Ding Dong, the witch Bin Laden is dead. It seems to counter human nature to celebrate someone dying, yet I’d imagine most of us are united in thinking “about time,” this dude was…

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Cruelty Against Apostrophes

Every year, millions of innocent apostrophes are cruelly abused. Forced silently into words in which they do not belong, they are often abandoned and left to face the rest of their existence as misfits, mocked and laughed at by those…