Archive for November, 2009

You might be a skeptic

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Recently #youmightbeanatheist stirred up a trend on Twitter: #youmightbeanatheist if you prefer to be informed rather than have blind faith in something (DylanBrent) etc. Meanwhile, despite TV ads from DECC‘s Act on CO2, we still don’t  believe in climate change and we’re still not treating climate change as the emergency it is. You might be […]

Shocking

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Colleagues in the office were just talking about mobile phone contracts. “I have seen one for £27 per month that looked reasonable” That’s three hundred and twenty four pounds per year. Earlier this month I downloaded my bank transactions and put them into Gnucash. It was easy to calculate how much I spent on my […]

Juxtaposition

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

A luxury kitchen advert opposite hundreds of Filipinos forced from their homes by typhoons. I wonder if the Guardian Weekend editors do this deliberately? The article about  climate-conference negotiator Bernarditas de Castro Muller gives a great inside view on the COP15 conference in Copenhangen in December. Three things we can do together to help: Sign […]

Windows disowned

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

In a surprising departure, these adverts for Windoze 7 do not contain the word “Microsoft”. The web address at the bottom is windows.co.uk which redirects to www.microsoft.com/uk/windows. Is this to disassociate the corporation from the mysterious “They” who “improved security” at the bidding whoever’s voice the advert is in — presumably the guy in the […]