Have you ever wondered what would happen if you filmed and advert for the new White iPhone on a white background? Nope, me neither, but here’s a comedy take on it!
P.S. Because of this new kitten I have, I had to start this blog off with one hand! – Difficult I tell you
And yes, those are my legs
Why is it that we’ve become a nation so obsessed with moisturising?
This was first brought to my attention when I was in a supermarket once and I saw these new alcohol gels “with added moisturisers” I thought to myself “Hmm, okay, maybe a little too far”, it was then when I saw the Neutrogena advert that I realised we’d become a little obsessive with moisturising – it was advertising to go beyond moisturising or something along the lines of that.
A few years back, I, myself, remember when we used to wash both our faces and bodies with just a single bar of soap, sometimes you wouldn’t even rub the soap onto a sponge, you’d just scrub yourself directly with the bar of soap, there was nothing wrong with it at the time, but then we were told that it was “wrong”, companies came in saying “If soap dries itself out over time, imagine what it does to your skin over time”. Yeah, it may well dry out skin out, but, our ancestors used soap for ages, and they seem pretty fine, so do we really need these moisturisers? (Admittedly, using a single bar of soap between multiple people does seem a little unhygienic this day in age, but still.)
Of course then, it wasn’t time before scientists took their toll again and launched hand wash and shower gel’s, soap, but in a liquid form! If they were always moist then surely I skin wouldn’t dry out at all, well, apparently it still did because not so long after hand wash was released they released hand wash “with added moisturisers” and shower gel “with added moisturisers” heck, bubble bath was even renamed to crème bath, it wasn’t liquid, more of a cream – that moisturised!
Which now brings me back to the alcohol gel’s, with added moisturisers, which we’re being provoked to use regularly because “germs are everywhere” – if they are, why were our ancestors alright? There seems to be more “general” illnesses (such as being sick, coughs, colds etc.) today then what there work back then – because we’re not exposed to germs enough!
But what I’m trying to say is, are all these moisturises really necessary? Think how many times you might moisturise a day, every time you go to the toilet, whenever your shower (or bath), whenever you use the alcohol gel, surely the more we moisturise increases the risk of use obtaining dry skin?
A few weeks back (19th March), I asked you guys to vote in a poll asking who your ISP (Internet Service Provider [The people that give you internet]) was. Admittedly, I didn’t expect a large response considering it may seem a bit of a “privacy scare”, although, the reality is, almost any website you visit, the owner can detect your ISP. Unless they’re using a proxy gate or something – Like I am with CloudFlare. But then that’s a different story.
The reason I did ask this though, is because I wanted to see how many people, were, or might be, “being conned”. You see, when we sign up for Broadband, we mainly see the big numbers and think “Wow! That’s great – It’s cheap too”. Take a look at this following advertisement. – It’s fairly new, so it’s been made more clearer, but it’s no longer allowed due to OFCOMs standards.
Advertisement for BT Business Broadband
Imagine you’re looking at that from a distance, or driving past in a car, the likely hood you’ll see the term “up to”, very slim. Which is where most of us become “conned”. Now after looking at the poll results;
Who Is Your ISP? [UK Providers]
- 3 Broadband (33%, 2 Votes)
- Talk Talk (33%, 2 Votes)
- Virgin Broadband (17%, 1 Votes)
- Other (17%, 1 Votes)
- Sky Broadband (0%, 0 Votes)
- BT Broadband (0%, 0 Votes)
- BE Broadband (0%, 0 Votes)
- Orange (0%, 0 Votes)
- O2 (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 6
I can instantly tell that most of you are liable to being conned. How can I tell this? Well, you see most broadband providers provide you broadband down your phone line – which is you need a phone line. These cables are old, copper, and probably slightly rusty. Your provider may be beaming that speed out to you, but by the time you’ve received it your end, it would have lost speed – not to mention if you live further away, it has longer to travel. I don’t know about other countries, but I know that in the UK the reliable broadband company for speed is Virgin Broadband, because they use fibre optic cables to send your broadband – which is why you don’t need a phone line. BT have also recently started to use fibre optic cables.
So, if you’re being conned, what can you do? Well, you could run a speed test (via speedtest.net) and that will give you the actual speed you’re getting. You could also call up your ISP, ask them why it’s so slow, if you can speed it up, but the likely hood will be they can’t – I’ve been there myself. If you really want the speed your actually paying for, I would recommend calling around, see which broadband provider can give you the fastest speed. Most companies have an idea of the average speed you’ll get – even if it is 20mb/s your paying for.
My result from speedtest.net. We pay for 10mb/s download speed and 1mb/s upload speed with Virgin Broadband.
You know guys, this takes a lot of time to do with the planning, the filming, the editing and as some of you may know, I’ve not been online this week, therefore I’m going to say I’ll vlog “if and when”. There’s going to be no set day for it, it takes up far too much of my time. As compensation I hope you’ll accept this funny email.
So now all the bad news is out of the way, I forgot to ask you guys last week. Is your browser HTML5 capable? It’s my belief that so far the HTML5 compatible browsers are;
Firefox 4 BETA
Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 with Google Chrome Frame installed
Is Your Browser HTML5 Compatible?
- Yes (100%, 5 Votes)
- No (0%, 0 Votes)
- I Have No Idea (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 5
Eh, supposedly I was meant to vlog today, but as you might have noticed I broke some things. Then I was going to do it last night but then I felt all weird so I kind of thought it best not to, which is a shame really because I had an idea and a few things for this week. Anyway, I’ll just push it back to next week. In the mean time I found you an image and a remix to look at at. I hope they’ll successfully satisfy.
I thought I’d make a trilogy because trilogy’s are cool. Look at Star Wars, that wasn’t six movies, it was Two Trilogy’s." It was the “Scream Trilogy”, “Matrix Trilogy”, “Lord Of The Rings Trilogy”. Need I go on? I think not!
Anyway, this week has been full of “nerdish organisation” I asked you to vote and you did the lowest votes (LinkedIn, Buzz, Formspring) have been removed. Also, I’m not longer a XHTML 1.1 Site, I’m now a HTML5 site (more info on Sunday). I’m moving along with the times. Then there’s a bunch of other crap which help speeds up the site, luckily for you, I won’t go into it.
One final thing I’ve done this week is looked at starting to create my portfolio –More organisation. I don’t actually have one so I thought I’d start that. Yes, it’s a very, very, very much work-in-progress at the moment. But it will get done… I hope.
That’s about it really, I can’t do that much over two days, in which those two days I spend at College anyway, so here’s a picture I found whilst browsing the internet, I hope you enjoy it, if not it will make me sad and by sad I mean I won’t know if you enjoy the picture or not so I won’t really care. I’m going to go do some work now. Apparently I have loads to do, bye bye people.