SALE: don’t believe the hype

Reading Time: 1 minute My Mum loves a bargain and looks forward to sales at her local stores. Like many people she thinks that some stores may put in special stock that they have shipped in to sell especially at this time amongst items that have just not sold. Allied Carpets was often the butt of jokes for its […]

Countdown on the traffic lights

Reading Time: 1 minute Countdown on the traffic lights, originally uploaded by renaissancechambara. One of the most interesting things I found during my time in Shenzhen was the concept of time and traffic congestion. Waiting at a traffic lights is a time for catching up on reading, making phone calls, sending text messages or returning emails. Hands-free kits are […]

The electric scooter

Reading Time: 1 minute Electric scooter, originally uploaded by renaissancechambara. These are probably the scariest things that you are likely to encounter in China. They are fast enough to be dangerous, but slow enough to be annoying for other road users. They make no sound so pedestrians can’t hear them coming. It doesn’t pay to be green in this […]

Shrook RSS reader: thinking about a problem: over 11,000 unread items

Reading Time: 1 minute How China’s internet regulations got me thinking about the Shrook RSS reader and service. I got unfettered internet access during a trip across the border from Shenzhen , China to Hong Kong. I briefly checked my Bloglines account and found that I had over 11,000 unread posts to catch up on. This got me thinking […]