Chris Woodley

Interesting Reads

Posted on | May 3, 2011 | No Comments

Wright Thompson – Shadow Boxing
Raymond Carver – What the Doctor Said
Follow the money: the world’s sharpest fraudbusters
Transmedia experts

Test Timelinr Events

Posted on | April 17, 2014 | No Comments

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Film Reviews LetterBoxd.com

Posted on | June 17, 2013 | No Comments

If you are looking to track which movies you watched then LetterBoxd.com is a really useful site. The site allows you to specify whether it was a first time watch or a re-watch. You can also follow friends and look at their movie viewing habits.

Predictions

Posted on | June 11, 2012 | No Comments

Euro 2012

  • England to draw all three group games and to be eliminated without getting out of the group
  • Spain to be knocked-out in the quarter finals
  • Italy to win the competition

The Killing

  • Jamie is the killer
Dark Knight Rises
  • Bruce Wayne dies, the character of Joseph Gordon Levitt takes over the role of Batman

Things I Read in October

Posted on | October 20, 2011 | No Comments

Finally read Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson. I didn’t enjoy it as much as his other books, but it still had enough to keep me entertained on tube journeys.

visualizing wikipedia

Kurzweil Responds: Don’t Underestimate the Singularity

Finding puts brakes on faster-than-light neutrinos

50 Amazing and Essential Novels to Enrich Your Library

How to make Angry Birds

http://www.isogenicengine.com/

Are you chasing a fad or a market?

Duck Duck Go traffic stats

Do Androids Dream of Electric Authors?

Articles I’ve Liked This Month

Posted on | September 1, 2011 | No Comments

Bit of an odd selection of articles I’ve been reading this month. There’s a couple of interesting football articles. The Moneyball idea being applied to football was pretty interesting. The stat about Maldini only making one tackle every two games makes you realise just how good the guy was. The article about the general rubbishness of Bing was interesting too. Michael Martinez regularly writes interesting content. Take a look at his archives. I also really liked the Raymond Carver article. I didn’t realise just how important Carver’s editor was to his writing process. I love Carver’s short stories, but after reading the article, it’s clear that you have to regard the work as a collaboration between great minds rather than one man’s genius. Here’s the list:

How to license a song for your game trailer
Andre Villas Boas leaked tactical document
Moneyball comes to football
New Reddit/Hacker news challenger [via]
Why Bing Cannot Loosen Google’s Grip on Search
Genre busting: the origin of music categories
How Raymond Carver’s editor formed his pared-down style
In depth: How Björk’s ‘Biophilia’ album fuses music with iPad apps

Google Launches +1 Button for the Whole Web

Posted on | September 1, 2011 | No Comments

Just seen this article on TechCrunch. Google is now offering a Chrome Extension so that visitors to any website can +1 a piece of content. I’m pretty sure that this announcement will lead to dozens more blog posts on how Social Signals are now an all-important ranking factor. Before shouting from the roof-tops and proclaiming the death of SEO at the hands of social media, you might like to read this sober (and in my opinion, far more accurate) piece on ranking signals in social media.[via]

The Art of Fighting without Fighting

Posted on | August 31, 2011 | No Comments

When interviewing candidates for an SEO role, I still find it quite surprising that so few bother to use anything other than the Google Adwords Tool to conduct keyword research.

What’s the point in seeking a competitive advantage when the foundations that you use for your campaigns are the same as your competition? If everybody basing their decisions on the same tool it also means everybody is also targeting the same phrases as you. Don’t waste resources competing when you don’t need to.

Therefore those who win every battle are not really skilful — those who render others’ armies helpless without fighting are the best of all.
Sun Tzu

Very Short Stories

Posted on | June 28, 2011 | No Comments

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn”

Ernest Hemingway

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