Some of you longer, more established and possible as result disturbed readers, will remember the terrible trauma I suffered while innocently meandering through the streets of Haymarket. I will not repeat what I saw as I had expunged the terrible images from my mind. Anyway, I thought I had seen the worst that Edinburgh has to offer when I came across the following horrors in full public view. Apparently they are associated with some sort of festival, I dread to think what they are celebrating. Firstly, they have put up a massive tent on The Meadows and filled it with ladyboys, I have no idea why but they are quite unabashed by it as you can see. Maybe they are selling them? Secondly, they put up signs advertising a show that I am sure would make my hair curl and I am a very liberal person. Look….
The hack day was a success, well it appeared so when I turned up at the end to wander around like Prince Charles, pretending I knew what was going on. I took a couple of snaps that I think sum up the dynamism of the day. You can see that Iain F is good at pointing, he learnt that in the military. Richard D does a very good impression of somebody who can concentrate, even though I think he was just on larpevents.co.uk. Robert T mistook the purpose of the meeting and took up court on a corner stool, regaling people with ‘amusing tales’. A skill I think he picked up in the many bars of Glasgow that he frequents. You can see how just how amused they are.
Iain M. Can anyone explain why he turned up in the office the other day dressed as an angry wasp?
We have some famous look a likes in the office this week. Being over the age of 15 I don’t really understand who ‘Cloud from Final Fantasy VII’ is but apparently Stefan looks like him. Margarita L also got into the spirit of the competition and did a passable impression of the late M Jackson when she wore a glove on one hand this week. Got to admire the teams efforts!
Issac Brutal. Who was he? Well it may surprise you to learn that he was Mike Ritchie’s friend when Mike was known as Arnold Bast**d. Yes Mike played in a punk band, together with Issac and another cohort who went by the name of Zacharia P Gobsh*te. Apparently they were quite good and may have been going places, I think they were once offered a 15 minute slot at a working mans club near Cowdenbeath. However, his punk career was sadly curtailed when his mum got a bit worried about the spitting, jumping around and being a bit angry that went with the concerts and demanded he turn his attention to some nice music like Abba. I will pay money for photos real and imagined!
He can’t have run out of strident opinions! I think the earlier editorial deadlines this week have sadly denied you some more ZD wisdom.
Robert Connors sent me this link the iWallet. Worth a read
The inimitable Markos sent me this link to a blog. Quite a fundamental development in the payment space.
Can we have traditional architects in today’s enterprise? A very good article, I recommend you read it
Wallets are popular. According to this article a way to make them more popular is to include loyalty cards.
Big money to be made in effectively pulling together customer insight across web and telephony journeys.
I am now off on holiday until the 18th August. Fortunately, for you all, you will be spared my slightly off colour weekly rant for a couple of weeks. My family will now have my undivided attention for a couple of weeks. Pity them.
Have a great couple of weeks and I look forward to seeing you all when I get back