Self inflicted walking injuries, look a likes and a surprise on the train

You may or may not have noticed that Dr Evil excused himself from the office in a hurried fashion the other week. I had no idea where he was and was a little worried for all the other people in humanity as his disappearances usually coincide with him scheming in a dastardly fashion. A little later on I started to get mysterious texts from him telling me he was getting ‘gowned up’ and “when he awoke he would be invincible.’ I had no idea what he was on about, I really didn’t. However, it transpired that he had taken himself off to a surgeon and demanded that they make him into the Terminator. Unfortunately, for him but very fortunately for us the clinic he had taken himself to informed him that his insurance would only cover the Forest Gump model. Reluctantly, he accepted this and is now wondering around trying to do his best Terminator impression. If you see him do humour him, if only for your own safety.

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Rod ‘Wallet’ Cain has a very poorly toe which he attempted to pass off as being caused by eating too many asparagus salads. This may have fooled his mother but I suspect rich living has caused him to have a touch of the disease that the man below suffered from. My apologies for the toe picture if you happen to be eating.

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Come to think of it they look like they could be related. Talking about look a likes I was sent this entry. Guess who it could be?

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Can anyone explain why Markos was externalising his thinking this week?

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Imagine my surprise, when I sidled into 1st Class on the train last week looking forward to a quiet journey. I can assure you that I am not often that extravagant, the cause of my largess being a misplaced mouse click several months ago when I booked my return journey. I am normally too tight and have to run the gauntlet of hen do’s and drunken oil workers. Anyway it wasn’t to be a quiet journey because I bumped into Oonagh. To say she was ‘tired and emotional’ was a bit of an understatement. She was clutching a bottle of Scotland’s favourite wine based aperitif and there was an empty bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 in front of her. She started singing Sunshine over Leith at Berwick and didn’t stop until York. At this point despite her husband trying to stop her she decided to get off the train to get some more booze. It wasn’t a dignified exit as you can see below..

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Ivan ‘Zero Defects’ is on leave. No doubt being strident in his opinions somewhere!

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Does anyone have any recommendations on Safari books? The amount of stuff in there is insane and I feel that there must be hidden gems
My share list: http://bit.ly/1qhx7iA
I recommend “Don’t make me think” http://techbus.safaribooksonline.com/9780133597271/title_html?percentage=0&reader=html
It’s mostly pictures and has some interesting design ideas. Quote from the book:
which is one reason why my consulting business is called Advanced Common Sense. “It’s not rocket surgery” is my corporate motto”
Rewatched a video from twitter on how they measure performance through their various systems to get meaningful information on what doesn’t work. Could be interesting as a hack day project?
http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Zipkin

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I don’t have a list of books I recommend right now but I have a single book recommendation. It is called Agile Impressions by Jerry Weinberg. You can get a copy here..

http://www.geraldmweinberg.com/Site/Home.html

Just in case you have some racier snaps on your Android device, this article is for you.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/11/factory-wipe-on-android-phones-left-naked-selfie-photos-and-worse-researchers-find

When it all goes wrong you lose 8% of your sales. If you do a dig around the web you will find that it was the work of Sapient Nitro in conjunction with TCS.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jul/13/marks-spencer-obamacare-websites-go-wrong

Google is doing anything but wrong right now. Look at their growth…

http://qz.com/236697/google-keeps-growing-but-top-exec-nikesh-arora-is-leaving/

Play with this, it is great. The scale of the universe

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120312.html

Have a great weekend everybody. I look forward to seeing you all next week.

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