“You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their frickin’ heads! Now evidently my cycloptic colleague informs me that that cannot be done. Ah, would you remind me what I pay you people for, honestly? Throw me a bone here!”

Dr Evil may not the greatest role model one could have but I absolutely share his passion for toys. I love technology and always have. Phones, laptops, laser beams attached to sharks and every single piece of weirdness from the internet. How can one ever be bored when one is online? Here’s to hoping I never find out.

You can see more of it on my twitter feed – choochdubai and occasionally more erudite technology insight here at The Week That Was. Or just stuff that caught my attention this week.

Yahoo! boss Carol Bartz is fired by US internet company

There are ways and means of dealing with the unpleasant side of HR. Clarity with a dash of compassion goes a long way to making the exit as painless as possible with all parties leaving on relatively good terms. Yahoo! have had their problems over the years and this weeks news regarding the departure of Yahoo! CEO Bartz has been seen by many as the necessary step to getting the company back on track. Sacking someone over the phone isn’t really the best way to go.

Will be interesting to see if Yahoo! can find a longterm successor to cut back into the Google market. If not, one would hope their exit is handled a little more tastefully.

First internet soccer TV channel launched

FilmOn is a rather delicious little app I came across quite recently. Having installed it on my tablet and explored the streamed content from around the world, my mind did turn to the licensing issue. This has been and will be for some time I expect, be a contentious issue in the region. Content will always be king but we still need to pay our tithe to maintain the quality. We can’t expect the BBC to be the only people to give away high grade content for free.

And finally…

News just in, perfect brand alignment but really, this is grim business. If true.