A Newscaster’s guide to alternative snow related neologisms

Newscasters! Are you tired of having only a limited choice of words to emphasise the strength or impact of severe snow-specific weather events? Don’t want to use the old chestnuts of “snowpocalypse”, “snowmageddon”, “snowtastrophe” or “snownami”? Then this handy list of alternative neologisms may* just be what you need!

  • Snowballistic
  • Snowfliction
  • Absnowmination
  • Snowlamity
  • Snowasco
  • Desnowlation
  • Snowlocaust
  • Snowgedy
  • Snowbacle
  • Snowmergency
  • Snowplexed
  • Snowcessity
  • Snowdicament
  • Snowlemma
  • Insnowferrable
  • Snowayitcanbethatbad
  • Snowmyfault

* Usefulness, accuracy and / or relevance of these alternative neologisms may vary, contents may have settled during transit, batteries not included.

Cars, Meteors, Jonestown and Office Space

Here’s a few things I’ve come across on the web, as well as just a few thoughts about things, news etc.

Car Dealerships in Second Life:

Picture of Nissan IslandHow can you buy a Nissan, Toyota or Pontiac car for around $1US? Well, get into Second Life or course where Nissan, Toyota and Pontiac hope you will check them out. Now cars come out of vending machines…

Leonid Meteor shower:

Image of Leonid meteorThis weekend sees the annual Leonid meteor shower happen, if you’re up around 04:45 in the mornings of Friday, Saturday or Sunday then you might be able to see up to 150 meteors per hour at that time.

Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple:

Image of Jonestown movie posterToday is the 28th anniversary of the Jonestown mass suicide in Guyana, an event often referred to as ‘the largest mass suicide/murder in history’. There is a documentary out now called ‘Jonestown’ which documents all of the background to this event.

I’m interested to see this film as I actually lived in Guyana at the time this happened. Although I was only 6 years old at the time I do have some memories of it, I was at a North American school there and I remember there being armed US Marines being stationed outside the School due to there being a bit of a backlash against the US (or at least fear of a backlash).

If you want to read more about this then there’s an interesting page on Wikipedia about it. You can also see a trailer for the movie over on Quicktime.com.

Wanted: One new office:

I just found out on Friday the floor of the building where I run my business will not be available after the current lease held by Scottish Enterprise runs out. So, it seems I’ve now got to look for a new office! Even worse I’m probably going to have to do so before the end of December which doesn’t leave much time.

It wasn’t the best news to find out last thing on a friday, we had thought we were going to be able to stay on beyond the expiry of the lease but it seems the Landlord’s had a better offer apparently. If you know of any nice office space around 300 – 500 square foot, preferably with a nice view then let me know ;)


BBC’s accidental interviewee is now on Wikipedia, plus ‘Return of the iPod’ and dumb joke…

I was just reading that Guy Goma, the person accidentally interviewed by the BBC in regards to the outcome of the Apple vs Apple court case, has his own page on Wikipedia.

He seems to have enjoyed quite a bit of fame since the interview and has appeared on TV several times since. Unfortunately the Wikipedia page also says that it has since been discovered that he has overstayed a tourist visa and may be deported due to being here illegally.

If it was on purpose that he stayed I bet he never thought he’d get found out by being put on national television!

Return of the iPod

So, I’d heard back about my broken iPod that I’d sent away. They said it had a faulty hard drive which was what I thought. I didn’t bother getting it fixed as I’d rather spend money on a brand new iPod instead.

It arrived back yesterday and I thought I’d just try to sync it up once more, the darned thing synced uo and managed to copy all the music over without freezing!!! I tried it loads of time the other day and it hung every time! I also managed to listen to two podcasts without any problems, so far it’s behaving itself, I think it’s a matter of time before it goes funny again but I’ll see how it goes.

Maybe it just wanted to go for a wee holiday? The fresh air in Brighton must have done the trick!

It was funny having no iPod for a few days, I’m so used to listening to it that it was hard not to go out and buy myself an iPod shuffle for £49 just so I could listen to podcasts! I resisted though :)

iJog, er, I mean iPod + Nike advert

macTV videocast has a cool ad for the new Nike / Apple show, check it out here.

Finally, what’s the difference between Apple and Nike? Answer: one of them makes software and hardware but the other one just makes softwear.