Anatomy of Visa giftcards

| July 28, 2010

Since I got a Visa giftcard from a competition I finally got around to ordering this. Unfortunately Visa giftcards seem to be a right royal nuisance. Paypal won’t take them, the stores here won’t touch them because they aren’t chip and pin, so now I’m left hoping that Amazon.co.uk will actually accept them. Just to […]

Articles, comments, and respect

| July 26, 2010

Over the last few weeks I’ve had two comments that stood out on my articles. Both of them exemplify why you need to be careful to handle the content with respect, no matter what you are writing about.The first was a comment by the author on the Michael Jecks lens. As far as I can […]

Sponsored Tweets

| July 24, 2010

One of the newest ways to make money online is SponsoredTweets.This system is easy to set up if you have a Twitter account. Once set up you review and accept offers from advertisers, and agree the tweet content. The Tweet is sent out automatically through your feed, and you then get paid for clicks. If […]

Charities who get it wrong

| July 21, 2010

When you get to my age, birthdays tend to pass unremarked. After all, I’m a bit old for cake and balloons (well, balloons at least). It was a bit of a shock to find that there is one group who certainly don’t think I’m passed the age where a birthday needs to be marked.A card […]

A busy day yesterday

| July 19, 2010

A very busy day doing bits and bobs. There were a few highlights.Going through boxes from our house move, we found the old mobiles to trade. It was a surprise to find that our local CEX is not only a lot simpler to use than envirophone, they pay more. We also cleared a lot more […]

Twitter galore! – Twiends & Tweetdeck

| July 12, 2010

I’ve signed up with Twiends, a system that is supposed to give you a chance to find people who share your interests on Twitter and get “credits” for following them. Fortunately credits are free (and given my experience I would not suggest paying for them!).My first attempt at using it left me with a lot […]

Today bites

| July 6, 2010

Literally. As if I didn’t have enough to worry about with the flat sale and the book deal, my cat just learned to open deadbolts.The deadbolt he was trying on was too stiff to move fortunately. However when he tried it again he got so frustrated he walked up, rubbed his face on my arm […]

Going a bit mad

| July 5, 2010

My nerves are killing me. No matter how many distractions I plan or how hard I work in the garden, I still keep dreaming about rejection letters. My waking moments are filled with worry that the manuscript: has been lost in the post is stuck in the slushpile gets an auto-reject from someone who doesn’t […]

Another interesting day – and a reminder

| July 1, 2010

The reminder first, to the person who hooked my twitter and blog up to his jobs feed: I’m off the clock here. Here’s a hint: I don’t talk about sacrificial ritual, horror, steam engines, aircraft, writing articles, games or publishing at work – I get paid to do work, not fun. Don’t expect me to […]