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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.
Aug 31 '14

Embrace the absurd. Will have to remember that on the morning commute, navigating the bike between London drivers.

Aug 29 '14
I have a child, and I think this is funny.

I have a child, and I think this is funny.

Tags: children
Aug 28 '14
"The truth is, I’m very proud of what I wrote in this wretched war and I’m ashamed of the responses – which said more about Israeli society than they did about anything I wrote. It’s a society that is denying itself to death, fleeing from the news and lying to itself in its propaganda and its hatred."
Aug 28 '14
Aug 28 '14
Aug 28 '14
This article by Globalpost is worth checking out. Check it out and see what stands out to you. What’s the most interesting stat that jumps right at you?
To me it’s that more news gatherers are killed covering politics than any other news beat, including war, human rights, corruption or crime. This seems to me that politics and corruption beats could almost be seen as synonymous.
It’s also interesting that 90% of journalists are local based. We hear so much about foreign correspondents killed, likely due to their increased profile, and that’s extremely tragic. But the majority deadly attacks on members of the press don’t get covered in English language press, but these happen much more often.

This article by Globalpost is worth checking out. Check it out and see what stands out to you. What’s the most interesting stat that jumps right at you?

To me it’s that more news gatherers are killed covering politics than any other news beat, including war, human rights, corruption or crime. This seems to me that politics and corruption beats could almost be seen as synonymous.

It’s also interesting that 90% of journalists are local based. We hear so much about foreign correspondents killed, likely due to their increased profile, and that’s extremely tragic. But the majority deadly attacks on members of the press don’t get covered in English language press, but these happen much more often.

(Source: Business Insider)

Aug 27 '14
Staff here today at Rory Peck Trust, Remembering James Foley. From left: Sarah Giaziri, Catalina Cortes, Vincent Guermond and yours truly. James Foley was an experienced, talented journalist who knew the risks and prepared for them. His loss is all of ours as well.

Staff here today at Rory Peck Trust, Remembering James Foley. From left: Sarah Giaziri, Catalina Cortes, Vincent Guermond and yours truly. James Foley was an experienced, talented journalist who knew the risks and prepared for them. His loss is all of ours as well.

Aug 26 '14
"There will be no humans elsewhere. Only here. Only on this small planet. We are a rare as well as an endangered species. Every one of us, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another."
Carl Sagan
Aug 26 '14
Aug 25 '14
Aug 24 '14
Aug 24 '14

Which one deserves more credit?

  • Some actors: Sign petition supporting Isreal's attack on Gaza. (http://bit.ly/1tF5Ggb)
  • Holocaust survivors: Condemn Gaza Assault & Call for Boycott of Israel (http://bit.ly/1vBK7OQ)