Category Archives: Rants & Comments

On SEO Scepticism

I think I’m going to form a new society. It’s called the “SEO Sceptics Society“, but it’s not about being sceptical of optimising sites for search engines, but sceptical about the industry that has grown up around it. To explain. … Continue reading






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On not being a Terrorist

Writing this, sat in my office, I’m pretty sure that I’m not being watched by ‘them’. Yeah, I realise that Google records every search I make, that all my e-mails are scanned and stored and that my ISP logs every … Continue reading






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On Democracy and the Phoney Election

And so, as of today, the nation is officially on an election footing as Brown admits the worst-kept secret ever and announces the date of the election. Now, I have no political affiliations – I belong to no party and … Continue reading






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Please don’t follow me…

I’ve said before that I like to do my own thing. That doesn’t mean that I’m anti-establishment, but I cherish my own views and opinions and don’t feel any need to impose them on anyone else. I’m not religious, don’t … Continue reading






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What have Toyota done to upset the BBC?

So what exactly have Toyota done to upset the mighty BBC? I can’t help wondering whether one of the Trustees or Governors has had a falling out with their local service centre, because the Beeb are pulling no punches, are … Continue reading






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On “Postage & Packing”

I’ve been reading a lot of books, papers and blogs recently about online marketing. It’s probably true that many sites have really nailed the whole user experience thing. Sites such as Amazon are great at getting us to them – … Continue reading






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The Koi Carp Theory of Management

Now that I’m no longer constrained in my corporate straitjacket, I think I can safely publish my “Koi Carp Theory of Management” No, really. Bear with me. It came to me in a fish restaurant in Abu Dhabi. You see, … Continue reading






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Progress…

Ok, the vexed question of what to do next needs an answer.I DON’T want to: – Commute – Work for anyone that annoys me I Do want to: – work on the internet again (I miss it) – write – … Continue reading






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Day One.

So this is it, or it soon will be. After 24 years, 4 months and 18 days working for the same company, I’ve just learnt that my application for “voluntary” redudancy has been accepted. Technically, the voluntary bit is stretching … Continue reading






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