Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Squared Online – The Beginning

Sam here,

I know I know I suck at this blog writing (can’t even remember the last time I actually wrote on here for you fine people).

That however is about to change I promise J, for I have officially started my Squared Online course, you may have remember me talking about it here –

As part of my assignments I have to start and maintain a new blog throughout the course duration, for which I have named aptly as Crumpets Squared J, and plan to update it with updates on how I am doing, and other random blog writing I will commence on doing to help fill the blog J, come check it out here –

Now lets get some 80’s tunes going on here:

Speak soon



How to get better at everything.

I’ve recently become a lot better at something and I’ll share my secret with you. It works for everything.

While lovely Lizzie has been doing the hard 9-5 graft and been a superstar I’ve been raising the two sprogs, playing Daddy and working freelance. Or is that working Daddy and playing freelance? Ho hum, either way is good. ;)

Occasionally, during all this Daddy stuff, the bananas went black*. Sometimes they were thrown away, sometimes I made banana bread. I don’t like throwing food away so I’ve made a few of these banana loaves over the years.

I’ve had disasters as any baker has but recently I made one without weighing or timing anything. It was very good.

You know why I’m better at making banana loaf now? Practice.

And that is how you get better at everything.

It’s worth repeating in capitals.


Now you know the secret make sure you apply it.

R! :)

p.s. * This is a top banana loaf tip – use black bananas.

Can you read this?

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You probably call it rock-paper-scissors or roshambo. In South Africa we call it ching-chong-cha and many of you might know the lizard-spock variation, as seen on The Big Bang Theory.

What you might not know, is that for the common side-blotched lizard it’s a matter of whoopee. The baby making kind of whoopee. The blokes’ throat colours are either orange, blue or yellow. When whoopee time comes and they are competing for the birds, I mean female lizards of course, the competition rules are; “orange beats blue, blue beats yellow, and yellow beats orange”. Howzat!

Even bacteria do it! I’m not going to try and pretend I understand how, read how bacteria use rock-paper-scissors on Wikipedia if you want to go further.

And if strip poker doesn’t float your boat any more, you could try strip rock-paper-scissors. The Japanese already do a version, Yakyuken. Incidentally, while researching this bit I googled ‘strip rock-paper-scissors’, yikes! Close tab, close tab! I’ll leave you to go bravely there if you wish.

If you enjoyed these nuggets of trivia then you should follow myself and Sam on Twitter.


R! :-D

The first post – Publish AND Be Damned.

They say things like Content is King and Publish Or Be Damned so here is the first post, before design, logo, banner or any of the other bits and pieces of look and feel.

Not that you can ‘design’ much with the free dot com flavour of WordPress anyway, but that’s just an aside.

I hope this doesn’t become Publish AND Be Damned, which wouldn’t be nice. Be a hell of a typo though! Actually I liked it so much I made it the title, which you probably already know. ;)

Traditionally the first post is for nailing colours to the wall, bellowing intent, a shriek for attention; ‘This is what we will do!’ ‘We do this!’ and so on.

Perhaps it’s better to just describe US and YOU.

Two guys who can cover a wide range of subjects. Both former Geek Squad Agents which makes us either heroes or villians. We have a crazy, quirky charm and hopefully can entice you to read our ejections (ooer!) here. Or you can follow us here, there or everywhere. But don’t stalk us.

If you want to know more check out About Rodney or About Sam.

Stuff we’ll talk about includes: technology, food, gadgets, web design, SEO, drink, digital marketing, 80s, social media, LOLs, business, geek stuff, music, videos, games, copywriting, gifs, branding, philosophy, etcetera etcetera etcetera.

We love you; you are the most urbane, witty, delightful, sassy, intelligent, beautiful people that we know.

We hope that we delight and entertain you.

Lastly, did I mention we are exceedingly helpful and love to chat? If you wish you can even hire one or both of us. For any of that, the contact page is where you need to be.

R! :D