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// Blue Hedgehog

March 22nd, 2011

My BLuehedgehOG hasn’t been updated for a while, so I thought this would be a great ice-melter.

What’s with the blue hedgehog?

Well… just discovered a website (quora).
In short, it’s a website in which questions are asked and answered by the people who are really in the know.
Most of the things that are talked about revolve around decisions made in technology.

So… What’s with the blue hedgehog?

Well apparently, Ezra Callahan who worked for Facebook between 2004 and 2010 reckoned that Sean Parker (one of the big men behind the social networking site), wanted to use a blue hedgehog as a mascot for the site, much like Twitter’s bird and Android’s robot.

Thank god the poor guy wasn’t adopted, as there are probably enough pr!cks to watch out for on Facebook already (and blue ones in particular).

// Flikr

September 13th, 2010

Google must really hate Yahoo!

This is how they link to my Flickr photos, from my Google Account profile.

Flikr Not Flickr

Google might as well knock the, ‘n, w, e and r’ off of Answers.

// Sweetening the deal.

September 13th, 2010

Well why didn’t you say!?

Free Chocolate Bar With Every Order

When you’re browsing Google’s shopping results for the perfect, white headset for use with Skype, your Mac Mini’s USB port is not the only input that needs something else to function.

That is exactly why topcomms.co.uk, is providing its buyers with a free chocolate bar when you place an order. It makes perfect sense.

Free Chocolate Bar With Every Order Screenshot

Now that’s what I call (nope, not music), but sweetening the deal.

P.S. – There aren’t any 14p products on the website, so there’s no loophole for getting cheap chocolate bars, delivered to your door. :(

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