These are my links for October 23rd from 10:40 to 21:48:
Someone’s had an irony bypass here…
Courtesy of Lorenzo’s photostream.
Couldn’t have invented this – I just wish I’d been the one to find it
“When officials asked for the Welsh translation of a road sign, they thought the reply was what they needed. Unfortunately, the e-mail response to Swansea council said in Welsh: “I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated.” So that was what went up under the English version, barring lorries from a road near a supermarket. “
BBC NEWS | UK | Wales | E-mail error ends up on road sign
Surely the Welsh Assembly should now take a stand and call for the belated and much-anticipated outlawing of OOO messages?
A couple of weeks ago I gave a presentation to the People In Aid
Board on the trends in the uses of digital and social media and how these might be used to provide improved services for the charity’s members, staff, field users and stakeholders.
People in Aid is a charity to support HR professionals and practitioners. In their words:
Promoting good practice in the management and support of aid personnel
People In Aid is an international network of development and humanitarian assistance agencies. People In Aid helps organisations whose goal is the relief of poverty and suffering to enhance the impact they make through better people management and support
The organisation already has a number of good web properties, but very much in the “publishing” tradition: centralised information ‘resources’ that are available ‘from the source’ – not always ideal in the field, nor necessarily reflecting the way people currently work internally.
The preparation phase allowed me to get a good understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities faced by PIA – my thanks to Ben and his colleagues for their time and ideas. The presentation itself elicited some good questions and push-back and I’m looking forward to seeing the development of their web and digital strategies.
The slide deck is linked below, on Slideshare.net.
Patagonia Men’s Bollocks Shirt
Honesty? a boast? Or a case of unfortunate product naming?
The image is safe for work, but the title may cause problems with your firewall…
Let me know of any other unfortunately titled products…