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Entries Tagged as 'Musings'

Socio-Economic Upgrade Profiling

July 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Musings, Travel

I recently saw some pretty unexpected upgrade practices going on on my airline of choice, Virgin Atlantic, which as a strong brand advocate, shocked me a little.
I fly Virgin probably 12 return a year, mostly in Economy and Premium Economy with the occasional treat to Upper Class. I rack up lot of tier points [...]

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If you must fly BA…

November 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Musings, Travel

… go through Heathrow. Despite the misery of flying with them you will at least get to experience Terminal 5.
As you may know I’m an avid fan of Virgin Atlantic and so whenever I fly I’m either on their or one one of the flying club partner’s planes which has precluded me from experiencing Heathrow’s [...]

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To Travel Alone or in a Group

July 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Musings, Travel

Until this trip, Whuffaoke or Bust, the longest trip I had taken with friends for a very long time (read about 5 years) was just a few days. A short hop to Europe for a BarCamp or a long weekend in the states. Why? I love to travel alone. I love the freedom it gives [...]

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BarCamp Ticketing

March 9th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Barcamps, Insanity, Musings

Historically, BarCamps have been open to as many people as wanted to attend, with signup via putting your name on a wiki. This worked great in the early days, or in locations where there are virtually unlimited numbers of attendees. However, in the last few years BarCamp has become increasingly popular, which makes running a [...]

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Amazon Adds Easy ‘I Own It’ Button

February 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Musings

Finally, the most important bit of UI that Amazon had been mising is finally here. Previously one had to naviagate dozens of submenues in order to find a box where one could type the names of owned boks but today (and yes, I realise this may have been in for a while, but I don’t [...]

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Ryan Air to Fine over Excess Hand Baggage

January 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Musings

Ryan Air announced today that they will start fining passengers who break their hand baggage allowance rules. This includes the preposterous concept that you may carry only a single item of hand baggage and a hand bag are actually one and the same. Yes, thats right, your hand bag must be carried inside your hand [...]

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Tech Free BarCamping

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments · Barcamps, Musings

I have somewhat of a penchant for barcamping. Not really sure what it is, but ever since my first barcamp, BarCampLondon3, in 2007 I have been totally addicted. I think the opportunity to meet so many fascinating people is part of the draw, it’s not every day that you can meet people from so many [...]

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Emma’s Guide to Great BarCamping

November 17th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Barcamps, Musings

At BarCampCork2 I gave a session about how to get the most out of barcamp as a participant, especially aimed at first time attendees. I came up with a 10 step guide, gave each step a title and wrote a few notes about them. You can see the original presentation on slideshare, but I’ve also [...]

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First Geekdom Anniversary

October 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Musings

This weekend I shall be returning to Berlin for the first time since my eventful, some might say life changing trip there last year, so I thought it might be interesting to surmise some aspects of my life since Web 2.0 Expo Berlin 2008.
I guess the biggest change is that I have actually become involved [...]

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A Path to Econimoic Oblivion

October 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Disaster, Musings

Recently the media has been inundated with stories of looming economic doom and destruction. Recession. Bank Collapse. Inept politicians meddling in the socio-economic capitalistic nature of modern British life creating the new socialist state. Ok, I half made the last one up. But the fact remains that our elected politicians are directly effecting changes in [...]

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