PHOTO MOMENT: Foxy Bear

    A furry and fluffy blast from the past. On the 8th of January, 2013, a friend and former colleague of mine received this teddy bear as a gift. With his chunky paws and smart tartan bowtie, Foxy Bear, as he came to be called, took pride of place on our bank of desks in Fitzrovia, while doing sweet-all work himself. Sadly the bear went walkies some time later and his current location is unknown, although I suspect he took off with another ex-colleague. Farewell, Foxy Bear. P.S. You might spot someone familiar peering at Foxy in the background. … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Foxy Bear

EXPRESS COURIERS: Warning about alleged card-cloning delivery scam

  London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH and ALIA HELLZ BACHELL A Facebook user has put out a warning on the social media site about an alleged card-cloning scam being perpetrated in the London area using the delivery of parcels to people’s addresses as a cover, the Half-Eaten Mind exclusively reports. The user, Chris Gladman, first shared the warning on the 6th December, 2015 and it is now going viral. In his letter, Gladman reports the experience of a victim of the scam who received a phone call from an individual purporting to be from a delivery company named “Express Couriers”. … Continue reading EXPRESS COURIERS: Warning about alleged card-cloning delivery scam

THE CREATIVE BLOGGER AWARD: Spanish souvenir from Sally’s Smorgasbord

In both my family and on this blog, I value creativity. Creativity is that very thing that makes the world a more beautiful place, from the goofy cartoon characters on your breakfast cereal box to the interiors of the tombs and pyramids of ancient Egypt. Since from thousands of years before humans were inventors, they were artists. Creativity is that joyous segment of the human spirit because it is so diverse and democratic. Regardless of your means or talents, you can let the ‘creative juices’ flow as they say. Being creative is a skills that nearly anyone can tap into. … Continue reading THE CREATIVE BLOGGER AWARD: Spanish souvenir from Sally’s Smorgasbord

REAL NEAT BLOG AWARD: First award of 2015 from Dear Kitty

It has been a very difficult week for me lately (and a bit strange too), but today I have at least a small bit of good news to share with you all. The Half-Eaten Mind has picked up its first blogging award for 2015, a special gift from the news and wildlife blogger “Dear Kitty“. In the last few months of 2014, Kitty, who is based in the Netherlands, decided to dust off her computer graphic skills and created a new, cool and delightfully simple blogging award. She gave it life and christened it the Real Neat Blogging Award. It … Continue reading REAL NEAT BLOG AWARD: First award of 2015 from Dear Kitty

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: My latest USB gadget

By Vijay Shah In the run-up to my 28th birthday ten days ago, I thought of treating yours truly to a little gift. I am not a naturally-gifted person when it comes to the purchasing of gifts, either for myself or for someone else. In fact, it is much much harder to pick out a present for other people, especially if you do not know them very well. As narcissistic as this may well sound, I find that the easiest person to go shopping for is myself. Besides I admittedly find shopping incredibly boring – apologies to any shopaholics reading … Continue reading UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: My latest USB gadget