I have watched A LOT of World Cup in the past few weeks, and I am very excited about the final which I totally predicted – Spain vs Netherlands. After all, I’m Greek, which places me very close to Octopus. Speaking of national predelictions, many people like beers from their own country. Much was made […]

From the Guardian: “The trust concludes that, as things stand, the case has not been made for the closure of 6 Music,” the trust ruled. “The executive should draw up an overarching strategy for digital radio. If the director general wanted to propose a different shape for the BBC’s music radio stations as part of […]

I’ve often been impressed by Amazon’s automated recommendations. I think I’ve actually bought a lot of stuff they’ve told me I might be interested in, based on my buying and browsing history. This recommendation confused me though:

Last month Arsenal sent me a renewal reminder for my silver membership (lets me buy individual tickets quite easily). I thought “that’s quite clever, and I do feel like part of the team.” Although I must say Cesc’s hand is getting quite close to slow-dance level. My wife, whose last name is Woods, was less […]

FRANKS COMPULSIVE GUIDE TO POSTAL ADDRESSES. There’s not a lot of sites I permanently bookmark; this is one. As you know, I love it when people love what they do. Frank is obsessed with writing postal addresses correctly. Enjoy.

Last week, I told you about my Hilton Best Rate Guarantee debacle. After booking a room at the Toronto airport location, Hilton’s most senior customer service agents told me they: (a) wouldn’t be able to match a better price ($127 vs $152) for the same room on the same night that included breakfast too… BECAUSE […]

I don’t know if it’s because I’m 40 now, but I suddenly like Old Spice deodorant. In Costa Rica I don’t need deodorant, because I’m constantly in and out of the water; it’s nice to detox from all the aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex. But when in North America, the smell of a deodorant-less man can be […]

Car Dealer: This brand new Audi A3 is only $35,000 it has all the bells and whistles. Don’t bother going anywhere else. I guarantee you I will match the price if someone else offers you the same car for less in the next 24 hours. Consumer: Ok I’ll buy it. Fast forward to next day, […]

In the old days (2007), companies used to generate potential names for new products and features, test them against various Intellectual Property / trademark registers in various countries, filter out the “red light” names, check URL availability and pick whatever was left from a (usually very) short list. After the launch of iPhone 4 today, […]

I know I shouldn’t be making fun of other people’s website design, but there is something particularly jarring about this. Angostura Bitters is a world-renowned drink ingredient. The brand has been around since 1824 (no typo). It is an essential element of the world’s oldest cocktail recipes, like the Manhattan. 2 oz blended whiskey 1/2 oz sweet […]