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the professional gadfly

I'm a technologies and solutions consultant and project manager for organisations and individuals working in curious situations, shall we say, and I enjoy a good rant now and again. This is the place for that.
Oct 13 '14

Sometimes a simple thing like atheism is used as a mask for fascist doctrine. These are a small fringe, and they have a kind of rotating caliphate, who currently seems to be Sam Harris.

Oct 12 '14
A twat says what?

A twat says what?

Oct 3 '14
popthirdworld:

This comic was a frikking epic to put together. Like my FB page for more! And share it to your FB buddies!

Get over the notion you’ll ever get ahead, and quite before you’r stuck behind.

popthirdworld:

This comic was a frikking epic to put together. Like my FB page for more! And share it to your FB buddies!

Get over the notion you’ll ever get ahead, and quite before you’r stuck behind.

Sep 29 '14
Tags: exhibit b
Sep 28 '14
it’s not a competition if everyone ends in a draw. Relax.

it’s not a competition if everyone ends in a draw. Relax.

2 notes Tags: death
Sep 19 '14
Let’s just remember that Steve Jobs started making serious money as an entrepreneur by selling Steve Wozniak’s “illegal” blue boxes, which allowed free long distance phone calls. It was a disruptive innovation that met the needs of people before they realised it was something that was possible to want. Huge, archaic companies tried to attack it instead of realising that it was the new normal. Now VOIP is the standard long distance communication source for billions of people, and it essentially is solving the same problem.
Progress always involves thwacking a baseball bat at the knees of giants sooner or later.

Let’s just remember that Steve Jobs started making serious money as an entrepreneur by selling Steve Wozniak’s “illegal” blue boxes, which allowed free long distance phone calls. It was a disruptive innovation that met the needs of people before they realised it was something that was possible to want. Huge, archaic companies tried to attack it instead of realising that it was the new normal. Now VOIP is the standard long distance communication source for billions of people, and it essentially is solving the same problem.

Progress always involves thwacking a baseball bat at the knees of giants sooner or later.

(Source: visual.ly)

Sep 18 '14
A couple of days ago I posted this anti-ad manifesto by Banksy. Seems like Zen Pencils got really creative with it.

A couple of days ago I posted this anti-ad manifesto by Banksy. Seems like Zen Pencils got really creative with it.

Sep 18 '14

guardian:

The Scottish referendum explained for non-Brits (ie most of you reading this) 

• Follow the referendum live - get the latest »

Fairly clear history, really, about the intricate lunacy that culminated in a really neat United Kingdom of sorts.

Sep 18 '14
And by surviving, I think he means enduring.

And by surviving, I think he means enduring.

Sep 18 '14
This puts today’s vote in Scotland in some historic perspective, really. Curious to see what happens if it goes “yes,” but kind of hoping for a “no.”

This puts today’s vote in Scotland in some historic perspective, really. Curious to see what happens if it goes “yes,” but kind of hoping for a “no.”

(Source: twitter.com)

Tags: scotland
Sep 17 '14
The only thing I can think of to say about the upcoming vote for a Scotland kind of free from UK has already been said better by Arundhati.

The only thing I can think of to say about the upcoming vote for a Scotland kind of free from UK has already been said better by Arundhati.

Sep 8 '14
Thanks, Banksy.

Thanks, Banksy.