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We have a new contributor!

Ranting about the world at large can be a full time job so it’s always nice when someone offers to lend a hand and has the same kind of views and opinions as you.

Bullshit introductions aside, I’d like to welcome mattysmash to Jofftastic. I’m sure his words will keep you entertained for at least a few minutes.

Mattysmash (or just plain ‘Matt’ to his Mum) is lead designer at one of Peterborough’s newest web design agencies, Ninethirty Creative.  In a city where dire web agencies have had it their way for too long, Ninethirty are going to separate the monkeys from the men (cue macho grunting and chest beating).

I hope you’ll enjoy reading his thoughts as much as he enjoys sharing them.

Pizza Express finally opens in Peterborough!

Peterborough Pizza ExpressPeterborough’s branch of the Pizza Express restaurant has finally opened it’s doors to the public with a line up of local glitterati in full attendance.

Opened by the man who originally founded the chain, Peterborough’s own Peter Boizot, the 90 seater restaurant is sure to be a welcome addition to the towns line-up of existing Pizza restaurants. Various city councillors, Peterborough United players and the usual Peterborough businessmen and ESP girls also turned up for a (pizza) slice of the action.

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Rubbish Boys Juiced Edition

It feels like ages since I last blogged about the world of Dodo Juice but while I’ve been slacking the guys in the Dodo labs have been beavering away to bring a bit of their magic to Rubbish Boys, retailers of everything you need to detail your car to perfection.

When Rubbish Boys decided to produce their original own wax (cunningly called Original Edition), they got on board with Dodo Juice to refine it even further.  The end result is a sophisticated mainstream wax known as Rubbish Boys Juiced Edition.

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I think I need an iPhone

I don’t want a million devices in my pockets – a phone, occasional camera, personal music player and possibly some kind of GPS sat nav are typical of what might be weighing down my Next denim.

The answer is a pretty simple one, with the Nokia N95 being possibly the best all round solution for the above and with my Orange contract up for renewal shortly, I’ve been toying with the idea of leaving for O2 unless disconnections can come up with something of interest. But now I want to receive (and send) emails, it’s left me in a bit of a pickle as to which of the current breed of handsets are up to the job.

The N95 can receive email, plus with it’s Symbian operating system (I’m told) it will support a few email clients that have been cunningly written for the mobile device. The only thing that puts me off is the ABC character entry which is find for quick tapping an SMS but an email..? I don’t think so.

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How IKEA name their products

You probably thought that IKEA’s naming convention for their products was a random procedure whereby an untrained chimp would choose a word from a Scandinavian dictionary but no, it’s a lot more structured than that.

In Nancy Friedman’s blog, she discusses the revelation into how chairs and desks are given male names, with curtains and materials being given female names.
It doesn’t end there though, every product is meticulously grouped and assigned a name from a particular source.

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Big Brother’s 19 year old entrepreneur Liam Young

There’s nothing the public like more than picking up on other people’s failings as a human being and lying to get yourself onto national TV… well, Big Brother… has got to be up there with the likes of murder, robbery and stealing the gifts out of the middle of crackers on Xmas day.

So when I turned over to watch E4 and saw big Scot John Loughton being controlled by Matt Lucas I thought it might be worth watching for at least a few minutes. Just a few minutes later a new housemate enters and it’s self-proclaimed “entrepreneur” 19 year old Liam Young from Liverpool.

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McDonalds test your willpower

As thousands (if not millions) of people spent the last week or so stuffing their faces with tins of Roses and Quality Street, January 1st marks the start of more diets than any other time of the year.

It’s no co-incidence then that McDonalds have chosen this time to launch their latest Big Mac BOGOF promotion, cunningly titled “perfect for sharing”.

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