All posts of Ian

Stealth Start-Ups Suck

The CEO of bloglines asserts that Stealth Start-Ups Suck. He goes on to state that a start-up shouldn’t be stealth for longer than 3 month before going public and gathering feedback. Is it a coincidence that BookAnExpert gained proper commitment from Kyran and myself back in April, and we’re about to launch the first service? […]

JobTrawler

Duncan has just launched his blog using the rather cool WordPress. He’s also just released the third version of JobTrawler, a Java based app to assist in job searching via sites like JobSite.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs gave the Commencement Address at Stanford a few days back. At first I ignored it, the original Slashdot title was Steve Jobs In Praise of Dropping Out and it all sounded a bit mushy. Having actually read it, I find I quite agree with what he says. I particularly like “If today were […]

Review ‘KNOCK KNOCK’

Seth Godin recently released a new eBook (pdf), KNOCK KNOCK, Seth Godin’s Incomplete Guide to Building a Web Site That Works. The book costs $9 and can be bought via PayPal. I’m glad that the pdf didn’t have any silly Digital Rights Management foolishness, unlike some eBooks that Amazon sell. The process was painless, the […]

Review ‘Free Prize Inside: The Next Big Marketing Idea’

I feel a little guilty here, hence this plug. I read most of this book over coffee in Borders and didn’t think I’d need to read it again so I didn’t buy it. Free Prize Inside: The Next Big Marketing Idea is a good book, it just wasn’t aimed at me. Seth Godin maintains his […]

First photo post

Ohhh, photos. The first shot was taken out of my back window, it was taken using the camera’s fully automatic mode. It is very dark – I had the flash turned off (not that it would have helped that much) as I was behind a pane of glass. The second was taken with a 15 […]

Sin City

Great opening scene (Sin City). Then confusion. There was I expecting a linear narrative, only to find several comic-book stories in one film. Sucker me, didn’t see that one coming – I kept trying to piece the bits together. There’s Brucie Boy as Hartigan nearly acting again, then shot oh-so-nearly dead. Next up we have […]

First BBQ of the year

John has posted some pictures of my first barbie. Typically British weather, as he notes. Still, the weather can only get better from now on…

Blade Trinity

It always looks bad when they start the movie by explaining what’s happening right to the camera. Oh oh. But then…joy! We have the inspired addition of Van Wilder: Party Liason‘s Ryan Reynolds as an ex-vampire playboy gay vampire-killer, with his collection of one-liners and silly faces. But the vampire Pomeranian dog? The music was […]