Thursday 24 March 2011

The story of the shepherd with the talking sheepdog

The shepherd said to the sheepdog, "I've got some sheep in the valley. Will you go and round them up and put them in the pen?"

And the dog went, "Alright."

And he went away and came back an hour later. And the dog went, "I've done it."

And the shepherd said, "How many sheep were there?"

And the dog went, "40."

And the shepherd said, "That's strange! There were only 38 this morning."

And the dog went, "You said 'round them up'!"

(Source: Duggie Brown, "Act Your Age", BBC Radio 4, Wednesday 23 May 2011)

Monday 21 March 2011

Which trainers should I buy?

Dear lazyweb,

I'm undecided about which pair of trainers I should buy. Please help me decide by voting in the poll above this post. Here's my shortlist of three:

Puma Speed Cat
New Balance 577
Fred Perry Dobie

Friday 11 March 2011

How to convert an existing Google AdWords account to My Client Center (MCC)

Screenshot of Google AdWords My Client Center

At Torchbox I am developing my search engine optimisation (SEO) and pay per click (PPC) skills. Yesterday, for example, I passed my Google Advertising Fundamentals Exam, which is part of the Google Certification Program.

It's annoying that I couldn't use my existing Google AdWords account (which was attached to my primary Gmail address) to set up a My Client Center (MCC) account, which makes managing multiple AdWords accounts much easier because you can do it all through the same login.

It's not simple, but there is a way around this...