Bicycle race

As ever big plans for tonight. Sort out CD collection – needs re-organised after the move. Cut the grass, has been needing done for about a week or so now.. at very minimum pull out the bush like plants that keep destroying the mower blades! However I have the feeling that those plans will be scuppered as we pick up our shiny new mountain bike things. Now there’s a misnomer ‘mountain bike’. I mean I know we live at the top of a very big hill, but it ain’t no mountain. Tune in tomorrow for tales of painful falls, and broken limbs!

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Divided we stand

Wow cards – a visit to here, a couple of emails and I’m musing about the Scotland/England divide. I lived in England, very happily, for about 2 years (just over). Don’t have a problem with the country or the majority of the people. I know a lot of Scots who class their ranting about the ‘bloody English’ as patriotism, but there is a degree of malice in the comments. Being a Scot I can sympathise but if you draw the same parallel of misguided prejudice under it you end up looking at the current situation in Ireland – schoolkids escorted by the army to get to school – and that’s just ridiculous. I know that’s taking things to extremes but …

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Blog monitor?

thestranger – can someone tell me how I forgot to visit owen for the last two weeks! Man I’m slipping, all I need to do is find that program I spotted – it would prompt you to visit sites on a regular basis – just the thing for a forgetful guy like me!

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Shoot me

To paraphrase the world’s greatest Olympian: If you see me near my home computer tonight, you have my permission to shoot me! MUST go to bed the same day I woke up… just once this week would do!

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Appendix

I’ve often considered either switching this site or launching a new one which dealt with my professional interests and opinions, a la zeldman. Trouble is I’m not sure how many people would care, and how to narrow down what I do so as not to tread into too many areas. Writing, Grammar, Evolution of language, UI design, HCI, web design and usability, educating users, etc etc – the list is endless. That’s one of the joys of being a Technical Communicator – you get to do LOADS of different things, unfortunately it is assumed that you don’t do any of them as well as a ‘qualified’ professional (except the writing bit that is). Sigh, now I just need to get …

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Linkeroo

caterina.net – if Jesus was alive… LOL Joe takes A Stand Against Pop-under ads! (ASAP). And Leia lets us peek at her breasts – but please go back to see the new design (coming soon!). Ohhh and while we are at it… chatter & speechtherapy are still high on the ‘required reading’ list (although I do like Jason’s (can I call you that Mr.Kottke?) ‘Not recommended at all’ list, which proves once again that there are better minds out there than mine. No honestly…

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Distracted

Toying with a re-design. Not sure why as I’ve done very little with this site for a while now, I think my interest has fizzled out for the time being. Also AGAIN toying with doing some more WinAmp skins, and keeping promising to finish some documentation for geoshell, but still not got around to it. Also need to update the HRL website, and Instant Ideas, and ohhh man, I really can’t be bothered. It’s much more fun sitting surfing for porn, don’t you think?

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