Considered

Bulger email details posted. Feel free to send me your comments. Have started to recode the site – shouldn’t be any obvious changes as I’m trying to make sure it is as cross-browser as possible (toying with getting rid of the frames, but that’s too big a job for the moment…). Also added new permalinks in case I every say anything THAT interesting… LOL.

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Bulger petition

I was sent an email petition today, I will post full details later on, but suffice to say that I thought it biased and inaccurate and doubt it’s ability to hold much sway. The idea was to present a list of millions of people who didn’t agree with her ruling, to Lady Justice Butler-Sloss. However as the email content was, thin, I declined to add my name. One thing it didn’t even touch on, amongst inaccurate reports of what actually happened, was the following: Bulger killing Not everything is black and white.

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Bulger email

I was sent an email by a well meaning friend. My initial reaction was ‘Yeah! I agree with that….’. However after reading it again I started thinking, hold on… not sure if I agree with this. Here is the email, included with my reply first. —–Original Message—– From: Gordon McLean Sent: 22 January 2001 10:40 Sorry I can’t do this. Much as I agree with the general feeling that these boys should be punished I can’t leap on this kind of moralistic bandwagon. I doubt very much that this is as black and white as is painted (nothing ever is). I have no doubt the boys knew they were doing wrong, but to what level was their understanding? The email …

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X-ercise

Uncle’s birthday, drinks, dinner, games – nice relaxed family Sunday. Also got a plant they don’t want any more, 4ft tall fig type thing, quite nice. Watched X-Men at friends last night, forgotten how good it was, think I’ll dig out some more of Bryan Singers stuff. Also caught up with an old friend (literally…tee hee) that we haven’t seen since 1999. Scary. Made personal promise to myself, to keep in touch more. Need to remember that my life is more than my work and immediate family (I do know this, just keep forgetting it…). Just realising why my legs and arms are sore. Visited the gym the on Friday, testing out a gammy knee to see if it will …

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Pondering

Not sure why I’m sitting here, force of habit I guess. Need to wash the car, grab a shower and head off to see some friends. That’s not in order of priority (if it was then it would be a different list…). Tweaking design, writing more stuff, and generally keeping up with things. Fire-fighting. It would be nice to be able to control my own deadlines at the moment…

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Red light

Light stopped in its tracks. Whoa… heavy stuff, eerrr light stuff? Not quite sure about future implications, but it certainly makes interesting reading..imagine someone turning on a torch and you can walk in front of the beam as it moves forward… freaky.

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Bulger

Jon Venables and Robert Thompson (now both aged 18) killed James Bulger (who was 2) in February 1993 Yesterday (08.01.01) they were granted a secret identity Should they have been granted the right to anonymity? That is not for me to decide, greater minds than mine have discussed the matter. But what now for the boys? should I say men? I don’t know, and don’t want to know, what went through their minds. I remember the case, but didn’t follow it, confused about the motives and actions of two young boys. Now they have aged, what goes through their minds? I would imagine, as it is all I can do, that their sentence will be served in a much harsher …

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Changes

e4 – new Friends and ER, Sopranos and Ally McBeal (the best of US tv?). However visiting the site spawns a new window (IE4 or higher only supported) and prompts you to download Flash 5… well s’pos I’d better at some point… Do I want to restart the computer for the changes to take effect? !!! Maybe I’m being over critical, but is this not a tad… invasive.. a quick browse on the web before bed turns into a PC restarting nightmare… Ohh meant to say – spot the difference?

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Possibilities

Ever get one of those elongated days, where you seem to get loads done, attend all the meetings you should, and actually score some stuff off your Task list? Know what I mean? Good – how the hell do you do it!! Interesting email from a friend, possible project, could be fun/taxing/challenging/exciting and quite high profile.

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Virtuous

This is getting ridiculous. I’ve written in here already about my the Internet’s effect on shortening attention spans and how quickly news seems to move on these days. I give it.. ohhh…. until Sunday before we’ve forgotten about this. Patience is a virtue after all.

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