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Month: August 2005

From Journalism to the Sex Business

I came across this earlier:

Telegraph | Money | Starting out

A conversation with Richard Longhurst is like tiptoeing through a linguistic minefield. Suddenly, innocuous expressions such as growing businesses, bottom lines and rising profits are steeped in innuendo, but there cannot be many childish double entendres that Mr Longhurst hasn’t heard before.
That is because, for the past three years, this former information technology journalist and his business partner, Neal Slateford, have been running LoveHoney, a hugely successful internet company selling sex toys. It is a long way from computers to condoms, so just how did the pair make the leap?

Now I know what to do for a living when I quit the journalism business.

The March To The Digital photography Age Continues

I missed this while I was away over the weekend:

WSJ.com – Kodak to Cut 900 More Jobs, Curb Output in U.S., China

Eastman Kodak Co., plagued by falling film sales, plans to close some operations in its headquarters city, Rochester, N.Y., and scale back production at a film plant in China, cutting 900 jobs as part of larger realignment to accommodate digital photography.

The age of film is passing far quicker than I expected. In fact, I think it’s passing more quickly than anyone expected.


Sorry for a week of blog neglect. I’ve had a lot on my plate professionally and personally, and I have had to deal with rain in the bedroom. That’s right, in the bedroom.

Never let anyone tell you that having your roof replaced is easy.

Wood and Water

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The Mac/PC Time Warp

Games are the classic example of this: many games reach the Macintosh platform at just about the time the PC version hits the budget ranges. At other times, you feel well ahead of the PC pack - I was wearing those distinctive white iPod earbuds long before the little white music player became a mass-marlet phenomenon, and almost a generic name for MP3 players.

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Gaza Withdrawal Pics

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Prayer on Settler Bus, originally uploaded by velvetart. One of the things I love about Flickr is the amazing images you can stumble across by accident.

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