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Hall of Shame: Royal Mail

I suppose it was only a matter of time before the atrociously managed Royal Mail finally drove me to make a Hall of Shame entry.  This is the organisation that charges enormous fees for us to use “their” postcode database – something that is free in almost every other country because the data is considered […]

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Hall of Shame: Open Directory Project

I recently volunteered to help edit a small category within the Open Directory Project (ODP). The ODP describes itself as “the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors“.  The project is honourable and worth supporting amidst the sea of sharp practice […]

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Hall of shame for Mike O’Brien

Health minister Mike O’Brien has made another reasoned contribution to the advancement of public debate – an incisive and insightful Twitter posting: “The sacking of Terry is crass. Capello has bowed to tabloid pressure. Infidelity is bad but I saw no signs of fatigue in his football.” Presumably Capello did what he thought was the […]

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