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A must-follow Twitter account: @sweden

A couple of weeks ago I discovered this brilliant Twitter account, @sweden. Every week, a different Swede is given control over the Twitter account. They have this platform for a week, representing their own point of view, until it is taken over by someone completely different. The results are fantastic. It is diverse, thought-provoking, and […]

Avoiding spoilers

This weekend was the first time in very many years that I have had to avoid spoilers for a grand prix. I missed quite a few races live during 2007 due to work, but I always watched them as soon as I got home so there was not much problem with spoilers. Today, I had to […]

Online dating etiquette

So I’ve joined some dating websites and looked at some people’s profiles. There’s only one thing for it — I have to contact someone. But how do you go about it? It’s difficult enough talking to people in real life. How on earth do you approach a stranger online? I was buoyed somewhat by the […]

Writing your profile

This is the third part in a series of posts. Keep an eye out for the following posts, which will be published later this week. Once you have decided to join a dating website, you need to go through the rigmarole of setting up your profile. This is, of course, similar to any other kind […]

Choosing the right website

This is the second in a series of posts. Keep an eye out for the following posts, which will be published later this week. So having decided to bite the bullet and investigate online dating, I needed to decide which website to join. I had identified two potentials. Both OkCupid and Match.com have their advantages […]

Online dating: Biting the bullet

This is a series of posts about online dating, which I have dabbled in a bit during the past year or so. The majority of these posts were written back in February 2011, but I ran out of steam and consigned them to the drafts folder. I didn’t begin work on the posts again until […]

Rediscovering the Woolworths Virtual Museum

Back when I was a student (and for a little while after I graduated), I worked for Woolworths. I was there from 2006 right until the shutters came down for the last time on 6 January 2009. Working at Woolworths during the closing down sale was one of the most extraordinary periods of my life. […]