So this is the first post in a new category of posts. “Crap Advertising” is the name and it will be filled with images and comments on some of the adverts I get served.
I’ll try to explain why they are crap but it’s most likely due to bad targeting not necessarily bad adverts in themselves.
First up is this one on Facebook. This has appeared in my newsfeed on a number of occasions. I’m not sure how they think I’ll be a good candidate.
I have no engineering experience, let alone for an aircraft. I have no idea what multi-type rated is and I live in Finland – perfect!!
Is this crap adversing or actually genius as I have talked about it already on Facebook and now I’m blogging about it?
It’s been over a month since the festival and it is still very clear in my mind. I said at the time that it was probably the best gig of my life. I still think so now. Tesla we just amazing.
Continue reading “Shout It Out Loud IV — Part III”
Jettblack were probably the least surprising of all the bands. No real prior knowledge of them, and they sounded how I imagined they would – apart from their accents. They were good none the less.
HEAT sounded as if they could have been magic. We were hangin’ in the VIP area with BlackRain at the time *. If we had gone into the crowd I bet it would have been awesome. Funnily enough they had played in Finland a few weeks prior @on the rocks. I would definitely go and see them again.
Continue reading “Shout It Out Loud IV — Part II”
Duisburg, 5th (ha ha) April 2013 will be a day that I’ll not forget for a long time. Shout It Out Loud IV really was something special.
As part of a few days break in the area that took in a local game of football and many of the local beers the concert was top-notch from the time the first guitar screeched until the final bows.
Continue reading “Shout It Out Loud IV — Part I”
Just waiting for the Facebook Friends Fence to be reposted. I’m sure that’ll fool quite a few.
I should be working on this myself to build up skiffie.com again. Perhaps I need to also target some new content area to concentrate on..
So the article today should come as no surprise. Facebook has been collecting user data from the outset. There is a wealth of demographic data that has been harnessed by advertisers to target specific user types.
What is interesting is the accuracy that these results show but the article again highlights the potential threat to users privacy.
Continue reading “Facebook ‘likes’ predict personality”
Been quite a hectic time in my geek world this weekend. I’ve been trying to rejuvenate my kids laptops, shifted a web site, almost created an infinite loop of autoposting, bought some Xbox gear, blogged a bit and even had some phone geeking too.
Sophie has an 8 year old laptop, and Frankie’s is about 5 years old. I managed to get Linux Mint installed on Sophie’s then opted to “downgrade” to Lubuntu. After a few attempts I managed to get it installed and it runs quite well. Thought the same would go for Frankie’s machine.
Continue reading “Busy weekend in Geekland”
So I have been using IFTTT (If This Then That) web site for a while to automate some of my Social Media posting, for example updating my blog here when I post a link on Facebook. After a certain amount of trial and error I think that I had it set up quite nicely however I just moved my site from Posterous to WordPress and there are obviously a few differences.
Continue reading “Auto-post Loop hell”