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You can have it in any colour you like, as long as it’s Blackle July 25, 2007

Posted by James Warren in geeky stuff, web 2.0.

Simply had to share this piece of genius.  It was pointed out to Google that it takes more energy to power a white screen than a black screen (74 versus 59 watts, fact fans) and that if Google changed its home page to a black background then it would save the world 750 MegaWatt hours per year.  So Google did.  Introducing Blackle.  All the functionality of Google, but in black.

UPDATE: As James points out in the comments, Google didn’t.  Heap Media did.  Thanks James, I stand corrected.

Not throwing stones July 17, 2007

Posted by James Warren in blog, work.
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Great to see another Weber Shandwick blogger join the ranks.  Ian Rumsby, EVP Asia Pacific recently launched The Glass House.  It’s shaping up very nicely indeed.  Welcome, Ian.

Ssssh, don’t tell anyone July 17, 2007

Posted by James Warren in apropos of nothing, travel.

I lied.  I’m not here all week – I’m in the US.  LA, to be exact.  Arrived late last night and even the cab ride into town from the airport was like driving through a movie set… police helicopters, nodding donkey pumps, Beverly Hills, the Hollywood hills…  Despite being a fairly seasoned traveller, I couldn’t help but feel a real frisson of excitement at being here.  It’s weird – I’ve been to San Francisco more times than I can remember, but there’s something about the sites here… or maybe it’s the light – the sky here is extraordinary, genuinely awesome…  I am hoping to find an hour or so today to do some walking around.

Sorry – I digress.  This post is to share with you a wonderful site a US colleague shared with me.  Apologies to those already in the know, but for the rest of us here it is: Seat Guru.  This amazing web site tells you the best seats to book, by plane type and airline.  So when you check in online (and really, you should) you can choose the finest seats available in your class.  This trip, being a little last minute, left me in cattle class.  But thanks to Seat Guru, I had loads of legroom, was in the second row to get served etc etc.  Absolutely brilliant – check it out next time you’re checking in.  But clearly we don’t want everyone knowing about it – so just keep it to yourself, okay?

I’m here all week July 12, 2007

Posted by James Warren in funny.

I was at a cash machine when an old lady came up and asked if I could help check her balance.

So I pushed her over.

*Sorry*  Should really stick to not blogging.

Internet makes Chinese pregnant July 12, 2007

Posted by James Warren in apropos of nothing.
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My favourite story in a while.  Hi, by the way.  Things have been quiet round here.  Sorry.  Blame Facebook.