Review in 20s: In Bruges

In Bruges Film PosterWell this is going to be a simple review, go see it you will love it whether you think you will or not. I said last year to a group of my friends that 2008 was going to be a good year for British, and In Bruges doesn’t disappoint. It’s the traditional Dark humor that we brits love and done with an excellent panache, and even the not so politically correct topics are up for grabs.

Verdict (4.5 Stars)
Go see it you wont be disappointed.

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The BBC actual seem to get things…

This week the BBC has joined the OpenID foundation.
BBC Internet Blog 

OK, so there are some problems but I do have faith that they know what they have to do particularly with making iPlayer Cross-Platform and stripping the DRM (I think a little wishful thinking is needed on this point)

Overall the BBC have seemed to be more than ready to jump in were the other industry giants have failed or been far too slow, obviously some people have learned from the Music industry hopeless mess. They have been willing to say most of the 15 – 25 year old market is not watching TV they consume their media online and not in the traditional linear sense like with traditional TV. Also an unexpected (at least to me) effect of iPlayer is how many ‘older’ people can and enjoy using iPlayer. I often get the comments “Wow, so I don’t need to tape anything anymore?” response, which hats of to the BBCs marketing department.

I think some good things are coming out of the BBC, I wonder if they can keep it up and appease both the techies and non-techies alike. I know its a seriously tall order.

Why is it so hard to give blood?

3 out of 3 times, I have sucessfully failed in giving a pint of my blood to the blood donation service.

You would think it should be easy, but it seems that they don’t quite get that in a college have lessons up and till lunch and get lunch off for an hour. Yet they stop taking donations for their lunch at the same time???


I want to save somebody’s life with my blood, lets face it I have ample. Here’s to donating blood outside of college.

What’s wrong with writing a book about AdWords?

Lately, I have been optimising one of the sites I manage for AdWords. As part of that I have looked into the many Self-Help guids to AdWords.

What really narks me is that they are all full of common sense and endorsements. For instance the last book I read about AdWords, tried to get you to use 1shoppingcart every other line, because its a ‘superior’ platform each man to his own but I have to say having used and hacked away a good couple e-commerce programs (OsCommerce and Zen Cart) there are a lot better out there (Trading-Eye my current platform of choice).

You can really boil them down to the following points

  • Test different ideas and use the one that produces the best results
  • Reduce links to other parts of you site on landing pages be direct
  • Use PayPal
  • Have a good design
Thats it folks, all very simple and all based on good common sense. Sometimes I think that you need to read something that is blindingly obvious before you see it yourself but I think the costs associated with these so called AdWords Professionals is bordering on the obscene.
— Rant Over —

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