Monthly Archives: December 2008
As this is posted to my blog I shall be taking off – all being well – from Gatwick for a week in Innsbruck. For those of you who don’t know, some friends and I are working our way through … Continue reading
I’ll leave my review of my drinkings from the Internet firehose with some wonderfully quirky and inspiring stories: Adam Shepard had nothing but $25 in his pocket and the shirt on his back when he set himself the target of … Continue reading
Next up are some of the more bizarre things I stumbled upon this year: PETA killed 97% of animals that they took in for adoption in 2006. Voytek, the Polish soldier bear that fought in the Second World War, is … Continue reading
Unlike Time Magazine, who published their “best of” list at the end of October (and subsequently missed things like the stem-cell-based windpipe transplant), I’ve waited until the middle of December to unleash my favourite stories from the past 12 months. … Continue reading
The very best websites do one thing really, really well: do less but execute perfectly. Tom Loosemore, BBC web principle #2 These websites are just a handful of single serving sites I noticed cropping up this year. The fail blog … Continue reading
Maybe “expect” is a little too strong a word. I should probably say that these are just some of my wild guesses at what may happen next year on the Internet and in science and technology.
This time last year I gazed into my crystal ball and made a bunch of predictions about what we may see in 2008. I actually don’t think that I did too badly at all.
I used to be conceited but now I’m perfect Nobody is perfect – we could all improve ourselves a little. It could be spending time becoming better at what we already do or trying something different altogether. It could be … Continue reading
I set myself a few targets at the start of the year. Not hard-and-fast resolutions exactly but rather some guidelines. With the end of 2008 rapidly approaching, I thought I’d have a quick check on how I did.