How to be awesome

AwesomeApparently all I have do to is be the first to post some a comment (no matter how inane or innocuous) on a video at a TwitVid. Dang! All these years I’ve been trying to be awesome by being clever, imaginative, hardworking, inventive, patient, insightful … and all I had to do was post to TwitVid.

[This content was originally posted to Google Buzz, #108]

Enviro-marketing ridiculism

belkin“Enviro-marketing ridiculism” – It’s a new term I’ve coined to describe ridiculous marketing of goods under the environmentalism banner. Take this power saving device from Belkin that shuts off power after a pre-set time. In theory a good idea, but look at what their marketing photo shows plugged in to their timer … an electric toothbrush charger!! An electric toothbrush charger draws a massive 1 watt of power!!!!! (Yes – that’s one sole lone watt – I know this to be true, I just measured mine.)

It is quite possible that the timer itself draws more power than the toothbrush charger it is controlling! All in all, a classic case of enviro-marketing ridiculism.

[This content was originally posted to Google Buzz, #107]

Losing streak

From the CricInfo commentary team this morning …

A relevant question is: when was the last time that a team other than Bangladesh and Zimbabwe lost 3 Tests by an innings in a single series? It must be a pretty rare event. We set our stats guru Madhu to work on this yesterday and the most recent that he could find was New Zealand losing three Tests in a five-match series by an innings against England in 1958.

Ouch. Ouch and double ouch.

[This content was originally posted to Google Buzz, #106]