Friday, October 10, 2008

Patent ringbinder

Patent ringbinder, originally uploaded by epredator.

Look what I got in my internal mail today. Issued patents used to come in a metal certificate frame, I know I have a few :)
However now they come in a snazzy leather ringbinder. This included the one I just had issued for reverse location based services that I popped in about 2004. I am not sure if I am supposed to smash the otehr frames open, but its a nice addition to schwag fest.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

DearRobot my favourite twitter trend

I am not sure where it started or why I even started doing it, but it seems very twitter. Occasionally when something is a bit odd, weird etc but does not warrant a question to the twitter brigade I noticed I started saying "Dear why are you doing ". A sort of mini rant, with some facts and usually quite pointed and potentially sarcastic.
Dear Broadband provider, why is my ADSL line so slow all of a sudden?
It seems I am very much not the only one doing this. A bot has turned up called DearRobot it spots and collects up the worlds Dear x y comments. I think its a wonderful thing to have spotted and bothered to gather and re-twitter

1985 Portion Control - Great Divide- remember this?

I just bumped into a band that I had not seen of or heard of for years, in fact many other people look at me blankly when I mention them. It was way before the interwebs shared information, and I remember my mate Marcus back home coming across this record somehow. It was uber cool as no-one else was listening to it. I still like it now though, it counjures up many an image.

The band are stilling going according to the website (which of course they now have :))

Monday, October 06, 2008

I dont read much, but when I do....

Nowtopia by Chris Carlsson.
"Commonly the drive to do "good work" is ignored or surpressed by corporate behemoths, hemmed in by maladaptive bureaucratic structures geared to self-referential plans and immediate, short-term stimulation of stock prices"

Just saying :)