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The Raga Man calls me a ‘jerk.’

Wordsmith.org can find 6155 anagrams for Kenneth James Park. My favourite two are Khan Japes Trek Men: and Thane Spank Jerk Me, which you’ll forgive me if I don’t illustrate. The troubling thing is if you scan down the list, you’ll see that 2599 anagrams contain the word, ‘jerk.’  That’s 42%.  Well, at least I’m […]

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Recommendation

Nights and Weekends: best trailer I’ve seen in ages

The filmakers’ previous film was Hannah Takes the Stairs, which I haven’t seen.  Before this morning the names Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig meant nothing to me.  I’ve just seen, though, the trailer to their new film, Nights and Weekends. Now I’m no stranger to trailers.  Like everyone else, I’ve watched a few in my […]

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DRM Personal

“I’m not a shill, I’m a human being!” or History of an Unread Blog

A reader on Boing Boing going by the name of loraksus accused me of being an EA shill for the post on Spore’s DRM.  While I admire the diligence in rooting out potential shills, I can’t let the accusation pass. Part of the ‘evidence’ was how recently the first post on this blog was made.  […]

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DRM

Spore DRM controversy too one sided?

Anyone who knows me (or read the old blog before my host deleted it) knows I hate DRM.  I read with interest, then, about the backlash against the heavily-anticipated Will Wright game Spore thanks to EA’s use of DRM.  As many of my friends have been raving about Spore and using its online creature designer […]

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Work

My TV ads for Glasgow and Edinburgh radio stations

I recently edited a commercial apiece for Clyde One and Forth One, Glasgow and Edinburgh radio stations respectively.  Like the Leprosy ads, I can’t see the ads on the stations’ official sites for some mysterious reason.  The Drum has Photobucket versions here, but I don’t know how long they’re going to be around (and the […]

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Work

My TV appeals for the Leprosy Mission

Here are two TV ads I did for the Leprosy Mission Scotland.  I had trouble viewing them on their official site (might be a Mac thing), so I’m hosting them here too. The Leprosy Mission Scotland: Jebu The Leprosy Mission Scotland: Normann

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Work

My TV spots for ‘Get Randomised’

I recently edited some TV spots for a campaign to raise awareness of randmised clinical trials.  They were shown across Scotland with each region having its own version.  Here they are: Get Randomised: Aberdeen Get Randomised: Dundee Get Randomised: Edinburgh Get Randomised: Glasgow Get Randomised: 10 second spot

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complaint

Time and Trouble: a rant against MS Windows which yealds a potentially important philosophical tenet

I had to use Microsoft Windows today.  I had to transfer a file onto a USB flash drive.  Within seconds I was grinding my teeth, within the first minute I was literally shaking my fist (try it, it is therapeutic) and within the second minute I was shouting at everyone who walked past. The thing: […]

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complaint confession Personal

Site Unseen

Lost my homepage.  It used to be a pointless cluttering of the web, but it used to work.  Alas, now it’s a handy way to bring up a 404 error. Here’s me apologising in person: Daily Talk 49: Out of Site Thing is, trying to fix it resulted in my completely losing this blog for […]

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Personal Recommendation

Organise

Lately, I find I am skint.  Because of this, and because I have little else to do with my slavers of free time, I have given some thought to how to get unskint.  Here’s an idea that applies to me and may apply to you: An Amazon wish list. Wait!  Wait!  Click not away just […]