Belkin’s misleading and deceptive packaging

For some time, I have been trying to find a case for my iPhone which provides a degree of protection for the screen. I have been known to put the phone in the same pocket as keys or coins and would prefer not to crack or deeply scratch the display. But for some reason, almost…

93% of Australians prefer a steaming pile of poo to Eddie McGuire

This week I posted a survey on twtpoll, asking people the following question: Which would you rather have in your home: Eddie McGuire or a steaming pile of poo? The results were emphatic: Eddie McGuire: 2 votes (3%) Steaming pile of poo: 61 votes (97%) While this was a terribly entertaining result, I did it…

‘Via’ and ‘with’ make the Grammar Nazi’s shit list

In my current source of employment, I often have to apply my immense knowledge of grammar and style (not!) to reviewing other people’s work. Amazingly, most of the time they don’t hate me for doing this. This gives me an opportunity (and audience) to rant about trends in modern English communication that piss me off….

LinkedIn’s great comeback

In the past five years there’s been a steady stream of social networking platforms du jour which then fell out of favour with geeky early adopters as as the great unwashed discovered them – from MySpace to Facebook to Twitter. All the while, LinkedIn sat around gradually building momentum without any of the fanfare or…