Archives: philosophy

Putting the Disgust Back in Disgustingly Rich

June 30, 2012 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, finance, news, philosophy.

Financially and morally we are living in interesting times: David Cameron said, back in 2010, that “We’re all in this together” regarding the state of the nation as it struggled with an economic downturn. He then recently went on to finger Jimmy Carr for his tax avoidance but keeps quiet about billionaire Tory peer and • Read More »

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Google’s New Over Optimisation Game Changer

April 5, 2012 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Internet, marketing, philosophy, SEO.

So, it’s been a few weeks since Matt Cutts let it slip that Google will be penalising sites for “over optimisation” when he spoke at a Q&A session at SXSW 2012. In a panel, hosted by Danny Sullivan of SearchEngineLand, and including Duane Forrester, Senior Product Manager at Bing’s webmaster program, Cutts said big G • Read More »

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Let’s Get Physical

September 28, 2011 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: philosophy, Zen.

I was thinking of accompanying this post with a picture of Olivia Newton John but thought better of it. It’s nothing personal against the singer of the ’80s pop song from which I borrowed the name for this post, it’s just that I didn’t want to give people the wrong impression – I’m not trying • Read More »

Stating the Obvious

August 28, 2010 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 5 Comments | Filed in: business, creativity, marketing, philosophy, tech.

I don’t know when I came up with the tag line “Stating the bleedin’ obvious since 1970” for this blog but I seem to recall it was a reaction to the level of hero worship that is afforded to those who merely… state the bleeding obvious. I’m talking about leading figures in the industry, in • Read More »

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Accelerando

October 10, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: business, CMS, design, Internet, Joomla, philosophy, SEO, tech, Zen.

28th day of August, 2009: For more than a year I’d been involved in a hefty Joomla! project, migrating a large 1.0.x website to the 1.5 version of the CMS. Having been far more involved in the SEO and editorial arts of the web in recent years, I’d lost touch with my artistic side, the • Read More »

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Blue Monday

January 19, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: philosophy.

Isn’t it funny how Everything’s Gone Green is the title of my green news & views blog and now here’s a post on Blue Monday. Both those titles were tracks by New Order, one of the most influencial bands of the 80s and part of the soundtrack to my childhood. The single Blue Monday was • Read More »

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Life’s Rich Tapestry

January 17, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 5 Comments | Filed in: philosophy.

How about that for a positive spin on the concept that modern life’s too busy? A perfect illustration of information overload is demonstrated by the struggle I had with writing (and rewriting) the about page of this blog. In my official day-to-day role I am a Web Designer. However, being at such a small and • Read More »

Piercing the Veil of Illusion

January 5, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Internet, philosophy, tech.

Mystics call it “piercing the veil of illusion”. Alcoholics may have a “moment of clarity”. Whatever popular tag it may have earned, “seeing things as they really are” isn’t just the exclusive remit of esoterics, washed-up drunks or the writers of the chief concept of “The Matrix”. Truth, facts and reallity underpin virtually everything. Even • Read More »