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Gorkana Stalkana

Another gem from a Gorkana journalist alert email: “(journalist) is available to write about film (interviews, reviews etc) as well as health and beauty features, hotel and spa reviews, and travel articles.” Sounds nice. Similarly, I’m available to write about computers, but also cups of tea, biscuits, sponge cake, sunny days, dozing on the sofa […]

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Chambers Wharf

Walking down the Thames path towards the docklands you pass dozens of old wharfs, all of which have been converted into posh flats – until, abruptly, the path stops because there’s an old, unrestored building left standing in the way – Chambers Wharf. Interestingly, there are posts online suggesting that despite appearances it was in […]

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HOW TO: Fake iPhone Photos

No money for an iPhone? No problem! 1) Get drunk 2) Turn camera to maximim ISO 3) Take photo in dark room Et voila – pictures with the “slightly blurry, slightly grainy, slightly crap” look that just screams “overpriced, underspecified cellular telephone camera”. Email a few around, and the world need never know your secret […]

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Buy (less) Crap

Researching for a short piece on the annoyingly named PRODUCT (RED) and its critics I came across this: BUY (LESS) CRAP. It makes an interesting point: rather than buying a product from which a (sometimes unspecified) sum is donated to charity, why not just donate to charity?

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