All Over The Road
Slowly but surely I am creating my web presence. I imagine it will take a lot of discipline to keep any blog up to date. And it probably takes a big ego to think that you have a something interesting to say every day. Well, let's hope I can find enough to keep talking - although talking to oneself is talent worth developing.
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Station at KIAC and

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Veeple - add voice/thought bubbles, links, etc. to an online video

Veeple lets people instantly personalize, interact, socialize and share online video in real-time... People place interactive spots, VeeSpots, into any video creating videos with a more personal, family or social context.

Think of a VeeSpot simply as a point of interaction in a video. Using VeeSpots, a person can instantly link a video to a friend’s MySpace or Facebook. A VeeSpot, for example, can link a video of a Ferrari to the official Ferrari web site. An eBay Seller uses an eBay VeeSpot to link buyers directly to their auction. Do a search from the video. Link to Wikipedia. Etc. Also, you can choose to ‘mash-up’ you videos with advertisers in a simple, engaging and non-intrusive fashion. It is your choice if you want to join with advertisers and share in the revenue. We plan to put this capability in place after our beta is complete. Coming soon! Almost any kind of interaction you might imagine. But mostly it is about having fun!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Plaque commemorating the Battle of Cable Street.Image from Wikipedia

April Fools Day.

Once again, April Fools day is upon us. So far I've managed to make it through to 11am without being caught out. But there is still one hour to go and I'm still being very skeptical of everything people tell me. One friend at work was convinced the Max Mosley story (see below about F1 supremo and the Nazi orgy) was me trying to catch him out - shame it never dawned on me to try. Surprised I never twigged that Max was the son of Oswald Mosely, the venomous Nazi sympathiser from 1936 who found out how unfascist the British people truly are at the Battle of Cable Street.

Anyways, April (and spring) are here.
Can't delete some messages in my email folder - wonder if that's me caught by some April Fools virus ?? Now the clocks have "sprung" ahead, we have more hours of daylight in the evenings. Time to get the bicycle out and lose that winter insulation around my belly.

F1 boss Max Mosley has sick nazi orgy with 5 hookers
News of the World

F1 boss Max Mosley has sick Nazi orgy with 5 hookers
Son of fascist Hitler lover in sex shame

By Neville Thurbeck
FORMULA One motor racing chief Max Mosley is today exposed as a secret sado-masochist sex pervert.

The son of infamous British wartime fascist leader Oswald Mosley is filmed romping with five hookers at a depraved NAZI-STYLE orgy in a torture dungeon. Mosley— a friend to F1 big names like Bernie Ecclestone and Lewis Hamilton— barks ORDERS in GERMAN as he lashes girls wearing mock DEATH CAMP uniforms and enjoys being whipped until he BLEEDS.

The multi-millionaire son of Sir Oswald, who was a pal of Adolf Hitler, plays a concentration camp commandant in a FIVE-HOUR torture chamber video.

Oswald Mosely
Image from Wikipedia
Mosley—the most powerful man in motor-racing—barks orders in German as he WHIPS two hookers dressed in striped uniforms reminiscent of AUSCHWITZ garb while girls in Nazi uniforms look on.
Sir Oswald Mosley, Bt.

Who You Vote For Affects Your Credit Rating

Who You Vote For Affects Your Credit Rating - 1 April 2008
Who You Vote For Affects Your Credit Rating

We survey users to find out how their applications went, so that we can
identify patterns and provide better guidance in our articles. We've
found that, of course, sometimes people don't get the loan they apply
for, or that the lender offers them a worse rate than the typical APR
that was shown.
analysing the data we've collated, it's clear that who you vote for
in elections affects whether you'll get a loan with a bank. If the bank
supports one political party through donations or other means, and you
vote for that party, you're more likely to get a loan. If you aren't a
known supporter, you're less likely to get the loan. If you're a known
supporter of a different party, you're even less likely.

Also, you're more likely to get the cheapest rates (the 'typical' APRs) if you support the same party as the bank!

What does this mean?

This has serious implications about data protection, amongst other things.

In two years of writing for this website, this is probably the most
astounding thing that I've written, and I've written about dreadful
pension scandals (A Pension Scandal Worse Than Maxwell)
and was the first personal finance writer to campaign about the
billions of pounds that banks have unlawfully, and knowingly, taken off
customers in penal charges.

How do banks get the information?

Our first step should be to establish how banks know which parties we support.

Other than by stealing ballot papers, the only way they could get this
data is either through our local councils, or by getting their hands on
party lists of members and donors. I suggest then that if you're
registered with your party, check its privacy policy. You may also want
to check with your Trade Union to see if they pass on information.
Finally, give your bank a call and ask them if they know who you
support, and if that affects the deals they offer you.

Anja Ritter of the highly-secretive Bankers' Guild unsurprisingly
denied our findings, despite their statistical significance. In a quick
chat, she told me:

'There is no reason for banks to do this. We don't care
who we lend to, so long as our customers repay their bills. We're happy
to continue charging all our customers and potential customers whatever
we want.'

I'm not entirely sure what she meant by that last bit! But I do find it difficult to establish why the banks are doing this.

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