Fluffy Links – Monday April 29th 2013

Run an e-commerce site, want to turn visitors into customers/leads? Conversion Rate Optimisation Workshop on May 7th

One can legally be a Mx in the UK instead of a Ms. Mrs. or Mr. if you don’t want a gender specific title.

Data science and Facebook. 42 is the meaning of life. 342 is the average number of friends on Facebook.

Infographical. Realex Q1 payments trends.

Using a water filter to take the pure water out of Coke. What about the Coke without the water? That’s what I want to know.

This is lovely. Boy with MD can live some dreams through photos.

The colours in movies. Like a Pantone card for movies.

Sketching with code. Love that phrase. Watch some coder poet gurus rip that phrase off.

Lubomyr Melnyk – The Voice of Trees 1

3 Responses to “Fluffy Links – Monday April 29th 2013”

  1. Tomboktu says:

    One can legally be a Mx in the UK instead of a Ms. Mrs. or Mr. if you don’t want a gender specific title.

    I don’t think that’s quite what it seems.

    First, I notice that it does not use a .gov.uk domain. Second, when I do go to gov.uk and search on that site for “legal deed poll” the site you’ve lnked to does not come up; neither does it come up on a search for the term “deed poll”. Indeed, the main page that comes up says

    To change your name by deed poll you can:

    download the appropriate form from the Ministry of Justice website
    – search online for ‘deed poll’ and find a specialist agency
    – find a solicitor

    Third, when I visited the site you linked to, it had a “Media testimonial”. Do official sites need recommendations from the medai (and especially the Daily Star: http://www.thelegaldeedpollservice.org.uk/52/in-the-press/testimonial/15/nhs-worker-in-royal-name-switch)

    And finally, I went back to the UK Government’s website and followed through that link to their information on deed polls. I couldn’t find anything there about changing titles, never mind “Mx”. Anda further finally: I went to the UK passport site, and started the process of applying for a passport online. When I got to section 5 of the online process, the titles I was offered were: Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms, and Mstr. I could enter a different title such as Dr or Sir (appropriate for a country that has Barons and Earls), but was warned “You will need to provide evidence of alternative titles with your application.”

    It seems to me that you might have found a commercial buisness dressing itself up to look like a public authority and offering an official service for changing names and titles.

  2. Via https://www.gov.uk/change-name-deed-poll:

    However, you might need a deed poll to apply for or change official documents, like a passport or driving licence.

    In the UK there are non-public agencies that do deed polls.

  3. Miranda says:

    The Legal Deed Poll Service is a ‘Deed Poll Specialist Agency’ – a trusted issuer of government recognised Deed Poll documentation.

    The title of Mx is relatively new, and organisations are currently in the process of updating their system to recognise it. See: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2318863/Brighton-Council-adopts-new-MX-title-transgender-population.html

    Also see: http://www.thelegaldeedpollservice.org.uk/121/3-title-restrictions