Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Spears tour of Europe

Circus is this year's show from Britney Spears. It started out in the US in the spring then made the leap over the Atlantic to Europe for a couple of months. After draining the pockets of prepubescent tots everywhere it will return to the US for a second run in August.

There have been reports that Britney Spears isn't so much singing her way through the tour as in fact dancing her way through it: the singing was alldone some months ago and kept on tape. However, given her background as a dancer rather than a singer, this probably isn't all that much of a surprise.

It's also most unlikely to be a surprise to her fans: we're not really talking about people lining up to hear a world class voice here, rather, to see the whole spectacle.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Poker on Macs

We all know how easy it is to find a site that will allow us to play poker: but it's not all that easy to find a site that tells us *about* those sites that let us play poker. Further, that actually rate them, tell us what they're like. Finally, it's much more difficult to find out about sites that allow you to play on a Mac.

So a big wave and halloo to Mac Poker, which does all of those things. For example, here's their review of Poker Stars, here's their one on FullTilt Poker.

It's an extremely useful and handy guide to the games you can play on each site, what the layouts, the traffic, the general ambience are like. They've also get an extremely good guide to online casino bonuses, something which is very definitely worth checking out.

If you want to play poker and you're a Mac user this truly is one site you'll want to look at.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Online Coupons

Yes, OK, we all know how coupons work by now in a bricks and mortar store. You clip them out of the newspaper and then then take them into hte store touse. Very simple indeed.

OK, so how do you get coupons to work with online stores? You can't feed those pieces of newsprint down the telephone line now, can you? Fortunately the solution is here, at the site for online coupons. If you already know what you want to buy then you can search their site for the appropriate coupons. For example, Gap coupon codes. Or Zappos discounts.

Or perhaps you're just roaming in the virtual mall? Looking around with nothing particular in mind? Say, see what Best Buy coupons are avaliable, that might provoke an impulse buy.

Whichever way around you want to work it it's a great site to save you money. Visit early and shop often!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Email Hosting

As we all know marketing on the web is rather like the Red Queen's problem in Alice in Wonderland. You've got to run ever faster just to stand still. As soon as you come up wih a reasonable or decent technique then someone else comes up with a way of blocking you getting your message out.

One way to get yourself a leg up in this race is to use a specialist hosting company: like Fat Jack for example. Yes, they do all of the regular hosting plans: $5.77 a month for a basic server space, just under $20 a month for private hosting and so on. But hen there are hundreds of other companies out there offering such deals.

What sets Fat Jack Hosting apart is their specialty in hosting email campaigns. They'll monitor the deliverability of your messages (which is, in these days of spam filters, the most difficult part of the process) on an ongoing basis: this helps you to work out when and where campaigns are succceding and when they are not.

If you're in this part of the marketing business then Fat Jack is definitely worth checking out.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Online Coupons

Yes, yes, we all know how to save money if we're going out shopping to the supermarket. Get a copy of the local newspaper and clip some coupons. However, if you're going to be doing your shopping online, how do you replicate this experience? How do you get the deals, how do you find online coupons?

Well, that's just become very easy really. What you do is click through any of the links ehre and go to Counpoin Chief, the largest selection of coupons for online stores on the web. There, that's pretty simple isn't it?

For example, now that spring is here, perhaps some home and garden coupons might suit you? Looking for Home Depot discounts, so that you can get the house sorted out? Or perhaps Spring Hill online coupons so that you get the yard done?

They're all there, all you've go to do is click through and start saving money.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Katie. Suri and Tom

One of the more scandalous rumours running around Hollywood is that the baby Suri, the result of Katie Holmes' and Tom Cruise's marriage, is not actually being brought up at home. Rather, it's farmed out to the Church of Scientology during the week and only comes home on Sundays to be photographed with the parents.

That's not the only delightful rumour about Katie Holmes and her husband, of course, but to find out more you'll have to go elsewhere.

Elsewhere being the blog dedicated to brining you the news about Katie Holmes. Just click through that link to get there.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Silly people

You might find this useful as a marker for the future.

Where people are too stupid to be able to microwave popcorn, you might not want to employ them.

Of course, such things are different for bureaucrats: the City of Seattle is going to have a microwave popcorn ban rather than find slightly more intelligent employees.

Intelligent, eh?