October 2007

American kids, dumber than dirt

by Lee Hopkins on October 31, 2007 · 2 comments

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A very kind soul codenamed vulcan_rc sent me some links on del.icio.us, one of which blew me away (again, reminding me of the power of a great headline). “American kids, dumber than dirt“ Miles better than the headline I originally came up with for this post (I won’t share it with you out of embarrassment). […]

Trevor Cook – the next phase

by Lee Hopkins on October 31, 2007 · 5 comments

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My clever co-writing colleague Trevor Cook has entered a new phase of his career/life. After many years at the top he has decided to hang up his JWM pistol and stop to smell the roses. There are no doubt many of us who are intrigued as to what the big man will do next, but […]


by Lee Hopkins on October 30, 2007 · 6 comments

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Alex Manchester of Melcrum quite rightly sent me a screen grab of some recent tweeting of mine. Because of the way I had set up Facebook to take my tweets and pop them into the status, and also take FB status updates and send them to Twitter, and also send my new blog posts to […]

Reflections on/frustrations with Hiptop3

by Lee Hopkins on October 29, 2007 · 2 comments

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When I first got my Hiptop3 it worked really well for me; “It does what it says on the tin” as the Ronseal man says in the UK. But having lived with it for a few months, I am starting to become disenchanted, no… wrong word… ‘frustrated’ with its limitations. Let’s look at the things […]

Chris Pirillo makes the excellent point that whilst Vista has certainly delivered in the ‘eye candy’ department, it sometimes under-performs in the ‘usability’ and ‘widgets I really use on a daily basis’ departments. With the demise of my noisy notebook coming closer and closer (do I MacBookPro or do I save $,000s and get a […]

Low-fat blogging ahead

by Lee Hopkins on October 29, 2007

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  I have a ton of uni work to focus on for the next few weeks, so a lighter-weight blogging service will be in place until my essays are cleared out of the way and the business accounts completed. I’ll still be here, but please don’t be offended if I ignore you — it’s nothing […]

Mac Vs Unix Vs Vista

by Lee Hopkins on October 29, 2007 · 7 comments

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Chris Pirillo just tweeted this and it’s brilliant! Technorati tags: Chris Pirillo, mac, unix, vista, lee hopkins

Work from Home: I do, but not dressed like this

by Lee Hopkins on October 29, 2007

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I’m not quite sure what they are suggesting you can do to make a $250+ ‘work from home’ income per day, and to be frank even though I probably have the same proportions as this woman, they are in different places and I thus may not have the same income potential. “The verandah’s hanging over […]

Introducing Mrs BetterComms – the video

by Lee Hopkins on October 28, 2007 · 6 comments

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A lot of people have asked to see the real Mrs BetterComms, to see the woman behind the legend. Normally a shy woman, I managed to capture a video of her one day when she was a little more ‘relaxed’ than normal. Perhaps the bottle of Jim Bean helped. I hope you enjoy. Tee hee […]

The Internet stars are viral

by Lee Hopkins on October 28, 2007

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I only recognise perhaps a quarter of these, but some date back to the late 90s (like the Star Wars kid and Hamster Dance). Oh, those were the days! See how many you remember: more than half and you really need to get out more, or else increase your monthly bandwidth allocation. And they didn’t […]