Dream on

The Gadgeteer – Drool. Six numbers is all it would take, six little random picked numbers from a limited range of 49. How hard can it be?! (Yes I know statistically there is more chance of me pulling Helena Christiansen, Katherine Heigl, and Jenny McCarthy for a night of baby oil wrestling, followed by a long luxurious session of… ohhh sorry.. what was I talking about?)

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Communicate!

It startles me sometimes, how easy it is NOT to notice things. Whilst I make no claim to be the best manager (or team leader, whatever) around I like to think I can gauge the moods of my team. I try to be open with them, sometimes when I shouldn’t. I have a basic realisation that there is more to ‘management’ than facts, figures, resources and workloads. There are people involved. Now I’m not the sharpest tack in the box but it seems to be kinda obvious, yes? Then why can’t ‘senior management’ see it too? I’m debating about sending this link round (see point 2) – Communicating Corporate Change. Visited a friend last night, she’s out from hospital after …

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Terrified

Bush warns on terror – I remember various pundits commenting on the ‘gung-ho’ style of President Bush, and that how it sometimes seemed he was always itching for a fight. Has he just proven them right?

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Squelch

waferbaby ~ fusion. Join the fusion. I mean if an artistically challenged, clam handed goof like me can have a go, why can’t you? Walked to the station this morning, about 25 minute walk in the pouring, no deluging rain (you know what I mean, right?). It’s amazing what you think about and it really helps clear my brain, woke up in a foul mood. By the time I got to the station I was calm. I’d ponder about work and what I need to do, about some stuff I really need to do at home, possible holidays for us this year. Yes, a long walk in the rain really makes you realise things, most specifically that I need waterproof …

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Linkeroo

Blogatelle [ deliberate spontaneity ] Isn’t it amazing how you manage to miss things? I mean really good things that have been there all along. Go visit, there’s more to it than tests! (and if you ask really nicely I’ll let you know my results).

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Snippets

Bah no footie today, lack of players, and I really need the exercise, guess I’ll have to look for something else to do. Late into work, had to take Louise into Doctor’s. She’s desperately trying to get well, before her interview tomorrow. Still tweaking my new design.

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Guitar

I’m buying a guitar, an acoustic, from a friend, and I’m not really sure why. I come from a musical family, learnt to play the piano to a high grade (was studying for my Grade 7 when I packed it in – Grade 8 is the teacher’s exam). My dad plays the guitar and sings, and has been know to pluck a banjo. He used to sing in a folk group (in the dim and distant past) and now does his bit for amateur operatics, and is the ‘singing’ member of a Burns’ Club. My mother plays the piano and used to join my Dad singing for a local choir. My sister learnt to play the flute and can tinkle …

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Storm front

Back in action (not sure how many people will spot me yet, might take a while for the redirect to kick in). Damn just remembered I haven’t updated my META tags – I’ll add it to this list to do tomorrow. I said earlier it was windy, consider that an understatement. Last reports have 4 people dead. Scary stuff, walked past on overturned lorry on the way to the car as I headed home earlier, all the way home I was paranoid when driving near anything remotely highsided, until I got my theory sussed. You see if you stick close to a highsided vehicle it won’t be able to topple over completely (and squish both you and your car), give …

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