Dragon Cave

| August 31, 2010

A quick apology for the number of dead eggs currently on my scroll – I’m trying to breed a female vampire dragon and it keeps failing!

A flawed business method

| August 13, 2010

An interesting example of a potentially backfiring business method just came up, so I thought I’d run through it. I’m not sure whether it’s ironic, or just downright funny.We were phoning round second hand bookshops to get rid of some books (I’ve got too many and they’ve taken over the house).When we phoned one of […]

Mturk – surprisingly good!

| August 4, 2010

At the weekend a friend introduced me to Mturk, Amazon.com’s method of taking automation out of simply routine tasks. Effectively you sign in, grab a task off the pile, like “rewrite a sentence” “find a url” etc. do the task and get a couple of cents for it. I haven’t blogged because quite simply I’ve […]

Visa Update

| August 1, 2010

A quick update on the Visa giftcard issue: after four days of searching Amazon.co.uk finally accepted it, so my book is on the way!