Dear Costumer

December 18, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: tech.

I’ve been on the Internet for a good ten years now and it’s not hard to spot spam email and phishing attempts. I especially like the way that email clients have evolved to “sandbox” emails by automatically blocking external images etc.¬† This morning I was checking my work email, even though I’m officially on vacation • Read More »

No More Heroes

December 16, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: design, history, Internet.

Nostalgia is an incredible thing. For one, life was definitely less complicated “back then” and the lack of complication allowed times of sheer unadulterated joy. Boards of Canada, although a modern sound, take me back to the ’70s but in the last few weeks I’ve been to see true legends from that decade; Motorhead, Saxon • Read More »


December 12, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, finance.

Bernard Madoff has lost billions of investors’ dollars in a hedge fund, even alledgedly saying; it’s all just one big lie… …basically, a giant Ponzi scheme And yet his lawyers still managed to come up with the statement… Bernard Madoff is a longstanding leader in the financial services industry. We will fight to get through • Read More »

The 700 Billion Dollar Blog

December 4, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: finance, Internet, SEO.

Maybe I should have named this the 700 Billion Dollar Blog? After all, the most popular story here is How Much is 700 Billion Dollars¬†where I spoke, in layman’s terms, about how much the US bank bailout is worth and how much that equates to every American on a rough-and-ready basis. The most popular keyphrase • Read More »

Failure of Intelligence

December 4, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: politics.

Outgoing US President George Bush has said his biggest regret is the failure of intelligence over Iraqi weapons. That has to be one of the funniest lines to come out of the BBC for weeks. OK, I’m paraphrasing the opening salvo on the quick story Bush regrets Iraqi WMD failure but it sums up my • Read More »