Saturday, December 31, 2005

Performancing - First post

Wow - This is cool. Clicking on the pencil in firefox brings up the Performancing extension. It was a bit slow finding my blogger account and also for some reason I couldnt get into the editor page except after clicking on the paragraph format function.
Seems very good especially all the text size options and ease of use. So lets publish....

Well it seems to have worked - I'm editing this in blogger now.

Disruption in the grocery market

Interesting article about the rise of Aldi and Lidl.

For me the attraction of Aldi is:-
Simplicity - No choice makes for quick shopping.
High Quality - because its their only offering the quality has to be good (compare to Tescos Value to Finest ranges).
Low price - Easily 1/3 to 1/2 of comparable offerings.
Steady pricing -
Fast Checkout

The Cambridge UK branch is certainly frequented by a very diverse range of people, millionaires to the poorest.

Its a pity that they are not allowed to expand faster since the UK government doesnt view them as a competitor to Tesco/Asda/Sainsbury. Apparently thas only about 2.2% of the UK grocery market with 278 stores

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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Google bans Kozoru from searching

Just love this comment by John Jorsett "Do no evil" seems to mean that they crush you BEFORE you get off the ground. Google, the kinder, gentler Microsoft." which seems all to true after reading this article at

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

My Christmas list!

For those who wish to buy me Christmas presents, :-) Here is my most wanted item.
Tom Tom navigator for the Treo 650 available from Expansys for a mere £139.95

For cheaper presents turn to my Amazon wish list

Other items to follow......

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

RSS feeds alternative name

I think the guys on the irc backchannel at Les Blogs2 are onto something with an alternative name for RSS feeds as ARSE (apparently its the way RSS sounds to native English speakers when pronounced by mainland Europeans)

It seems a good name to me as it can be an acronym for Atom / RSS /Emissions
and also has an analogy to the human body. Feeds enter through the mouth additional processing is done by the individual and then the resulting mashup is expelled through the arse.

I wonder if it will get into the next OED like Ben Hammersley's word Podcasting!
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