Vintage Pole Position Advert – Playful Conference

I’m sure this has been featured a few places, but it is pretty awesome. I came across it whilst trawling around for various game-related things. Reason is…


I’m really looking forward to it. Not because I’m speaking, but because there’s a whole load of great speakers lined up. Plus I’m quite excited about the Electroplankton Orchestra playing together again

Get tickets here, it’s only £25 and it looks well good.

Reusing not Recycling


Just realised I posted a dumb comment over on Ben’s blog. He’d blogged about how we should re-use our Amazon boxes and how it’d be better than recycling.

I commented about how I’d cleverly thought of re-using some Innocent pots the other day. Not realising that Innocent would have course suggested this on their packaging. Doh!

Innocent Pots Re-use ideas

You could almost hate them sometimes couldn’t you?

The pots are quite tasty by the way.

On The Hunt For a Technical Director

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Anyone know any brilliant technical director types who’d be up for working at Poke? Our Igor is leaving to go to a super job at the Guardian. Being an agency and doing work for ‘the man’ we can hardly persuade him against going to work for the leading voice of the liberals.

He will be sadly missed. But the ‘Gor must be replaced…

So if you know anyone who’d be able to lead and inspire one of the most brilliant teams of enthusiastic and talented developers I’ve ever come across, punt them over here. I don’t really know what I’m talking about when it comes to what they should know technically, but if they’d would be able to conceive of how to do something like the Orange Balloon Race and make it work, they’re the kind of person we might be looking for. Our technology set is most things excluding .net and the Microsoft side of life.

You’ll need to demonstrate having run quality teams of developers as well as being able to solve technical problems with style and flair.

We’re quite a way down the road with a couple of interesting looking people so get in touch sooner rather than later. Email me direct. You ought to be able to guess my email address: my name is iain, and my domain name is – if you join the two things together using the standard symbol used in such addresses you’ll be pretty close.

Recession Blocker

Recession blocker

Simple, but not really all that useful. Stick in your favourite news website and it’ll block out words like loss, crash, etc. Here’s what it does to the Guardian…

Latest news, sport, business, comment and reviews from the Guardian |

Try it out for yourself…

Shoreditch Free Wi-Fi Campagn – FON

Spotted this sticker this morning near work. On closer inspection is an initiative by Fon to deliver shared Wi-Fi to Shoreditch.

They say:

This is a project to create a Free WiFi area for Shoreditch, so that local businesses and residents can share their WiFi with their neighbours and surf the Internet for free.

To get the ball rolling, FON is giving away free WiFi routers to anyone who has an Internet connection in Shoreditch.

I like it as a grass-rootsy kind of campaign. Be interesting to see how it goes.

Not sure who did it, but as Albion do work for FON, are based in Shoreditch and do good stuff I’m guessing they might be responsible.