A few little things…

Saw “An Inconvenient Truth” at the weekend.

Everyone’s been saying “wow, this is a really important film”. It is. Go and see it. If you’re halfway aware of environmental issues, you’ll probably know just how fucked we are anyway, but still, go see it – it’s got some interesting trivia (but by no means trivial) items that are very sobering examples, and might be of use to you in trying to articulate how fucked we are. And issues aside it’s really quite interesting to see what kind of man Al Gore is, and to think about what we might have had, if Bush hadn’t stolen the white house.

If you’re not aware of environmental issues, then you absolutely have to see this movie. If you’re uncertain about anything to do with climate change, global warming, and what needs to be done or what can be done, then go. Now.

Yeah, I know: everyone you know who has seen the movie has said something like this. Fucking Kool-aid drinkers, the lot of us. Swayed by propaganda. Gore’s just pushing his angle, same as the other side of the debate does theirs.

If you are thinking thoughts like that, then I’d ask you to please leave the planet now via your preferred exit. The rest of us would like to survive the next fifty years or so, and you’re in the way.

Go and see the film.

Last.fm wash and brush-up…

Gosh, it’s a bit nicer looking these days, isn’t it? I can almost forgive them not even interviewing me back when I applied for a job there. Bastards. Etc.

Anyway, now that they’ve got the social features up to the point that they’re slightly interesting, I’ve friended those of you I could easily find on there. The rest of you: leave your last.fm username in your comment if you given enough of a toss.

(I’m alasdairw on there, by the way.)

Recognition at last!

So, the site(s) I’ve been working on for the last six months (and will likely be working for next six months) have just been made New Media Age’s site of the week this week. We score badly for branding, but that’s as a result of the client’s choices (made, I should add, for perfectly good business reasons). The bits I and my colleagues spend time on, usability and monetisation (how easy is it to use the site to the point where you get what you want, and the site gets money from you) we score pretty bloody well on.

A nice start to Friday.


My apologies to those of you with [info]als_workblog on your friends lists. I finally got around to making the RSS on my workblog work again, but it does mean you’ve all just been slapped with 10 posts. I forgot about that. It should be more normal from now on.