Over the past couple of months I seem to be getting more unsolicited emails from companies. I also seem to be getting more badly targetted LiinkedIn "invites". An "invite" is a real misnomer. They're much much closer to being spam than anything else. Today's little "gem" is a great example of how NOT to connect with me on LinkedIn: So much wrong with this. So let's … [Read more...] about Lazy Bad Marketing on Steroids
One of the positive aspects of being stuck at home is that you find yourself doing things you normally wouldn't. For me that's meant a few things. I've been cooking a lot more than I would normally so I've been able to experiment with recipes I'd normally have avoided. So I've had a reasonable degree of success stuffing courgettes for example. Of course I've also had a … [Read more...] about Catching up on Stuff I’ve Been Avoiding
A couple of years ago, after moving into my house, I started growing herbs in my garden. They've worked out pretty well, though they didn't really appreciate the hot weather last summer. However the berries that I planted back then weren't exactly a "roaring success". It's taken two years for any of the bushes to bear any fruit and what fruit there has been so far wouldn't … [Read more...] about Berries!
In most European countries there are fairly tight limits around political donations. I couldn't donate more than a couple of hundred Euro to a party or politician even if I wanted to. In the US, however, things are very different and political donations are on a totally different scale, as are the rules that govern them. … [Read more...] about Politics and Money
Amazon has been giving shoppers the ability to choose a charity for donations via their "Amazon Smile" program for the last couple of years. The program is available for both the US and UK versions of the site, though the US version has more options and gives you a lot more information about how much your purchases have contributed. The idea is really simple. You buy what … [Read more...] about Giving to Charity Without Effort via Amazon