Tuesday, January 29, 2008

What precisely do recruiters actually do for a living?

These are £100k+ jobs and two recruiters have recycled the same spec and added no value. Compare recruiter 1 and recruiter 2.

At least one has been smart enough to bump the salary to get the greater interest.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Blogging less?

Anyone else find they're blogging less since Facebook took over their lives?

Friday, January 25, 2008

Ob Moon

Ob Moon
Originally uploaded by davehodg
Wouldn't generations before us have killed to get the images we capture so casually?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Robinson, Way and Co.

Ok, this is worth a blog entry on its own. A long time ago I blogged about a notorious debt-chasing company and their overbearing underhand tactics. Well, this was left as a comment to that blog:

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Robinson, Way and Co.":

all you are doin is black spoting your name if u dont pay i wrk for them

Kinda says it all really. Illiterate and missing the point totally. I didn't owe the fucking money in the first place. But of course, work for a company hassling people for money and you get a different view of the world. Oh, to make a fly-on-the-wall documentary in that firm...

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Misty morning on the Amstel

Misty morning on the Amstel
Originally uploaded by davehodg
OK, so it's not a sunrise. Perhaps the next best thing? Leaving my flat, it was just plain miserable,but by the time I got to walking across the Amstel, it was misty enough to produce this. And aside from some blue barge boards on the boat and some red guide lights on the lock in the distance, the scene was already mostly in black and white.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


They say that part of being motivated for something is to make a public commitment.

As part of my near year's changes I am going to swim twice a week. I'll be happy to do between 10 and 20 25 meter lengths to start with but would aim for 50 in a reasonable time (what's reasonable, anyone? a couple of days?!) after a few months.

Just getting my kit together now and I'm off to the Zwembad.

Update: 20 lengths of 30 (ish) meters. I'll take that.