When being different isn’t really.

My car insurance is up for renewal next month and while I’m happy with my current provider, a new company called Blue Insurance, has been a bit of a talking point recently. I first heard of them when I heard one of their representatives on the radio. They sounded like a forward thinking company that

So I sold a domain….

“And how long have you been working here?” was the comment from smart alec Tony in work :-D Touché   Yes, that IS my day job but this domain was one from my personal inventory. I’ve always liked domains. I’ve regularly bought them but rarely sold any of my own. Actually, I’ve NEVER sold one

Is short still sweet when it come to new gTLDS?

We keep hearing that the problem with .com is that all the “good”, aka short, names are gone. In a marketplace that has limited “stock”, being the holder of such domains is great. But does this apply to the new gTLDS ? Yes, having coupon.codes or golf.clubs in your portfolio would be great but is

Can Twitter really help my business (community / hobby / campaign) ?

This morning I posted a photo on Twitter of a lego minifig, attached to my desk’s sideboard using Sugru. It’s something that I saw recently, and  just copied :-D The reason for this post isn’t so much to rave about the 2 products, which i really like, but more to do with the ripple effect that one tweet can have.

mysuperlongname@gmail.com is NOT cool

You’re driving along and you see a nicely branded van. Very clear messaging, lovely graphics and you know exactly what the service is. There’s even a domain name!   And then, there it is, the ever-present abomination that is the  @gmail address.  Instant fail. Why?  Why in the name of all the deities (if you

Lego series 11 dot codes. The Scarecrow.

The Lego series 11 Scarecrow is already one of my favourites.   I really like the details on his clothes and the crow on the hat is nice touch. The pitch fork is a little on the large size but overall, he’s a pretty cool (and friendly) looking minifig.  

Lego series 11 dot codes

Series 11 is out and about and I’ve been collecting the odd minifig :-) Carrying on from my series 10 posts, I’ll be creating posts on the dot codes for each minifigs at regular intervals. To make things even easier, I’ll post links to each individual minifg post below.   The Scarecrow

Lego Series 10 dot codes. Tomahawk warrior.

Lego Series 10 Tomahawk warrior   The lego Series 10 dot codes Tomahawk warrior  is pretty cool. Apart form the expected paintwork, he has 2 nice features. The obvious one is the tomahawk, which is made of hard plastic but the blade part is actually a softer rubber. The other is his mohawk, which is

Lego Series 10 dot codes. Baseball guy

The lego series 10 baseball guy is, well, a baseball guy :-) He has a cap and his mitt and that’s pretty much it.   Together with the motorcycle mechanic, he’s probably one of the mifigs I like the least. The baseball mitt is quite cool but other than that, he’s not super impressive, BUT

Lego series 10 motorcycle mechanic, bump code.

The lego series 10 motorcycle mechanic is pretty much to stereotype :-) From the moustache, red bandana and tattoo, to the jeans, chains and patch, it’s all there. Accessories wise, there’s not much but I can think of a few scenarios where I can re-use the wrench and bandana. It’s one of my least favourite