Tricked

Card Trick – courtesy of Tom. I remember coming across a similar site when I was working for Dr Solomons. The Office Assistant (God I am terrible…what was her name!!) couldn’t figure it out. Soooo much fun – I am nasty! Guess I’m not that busy then? (If anyone from work is reading, I’m waiting on my help system compiling).

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Squirreled away

Ohhh and yesterday, in an absent moment staring out the window (squinting actually having been focussed on my laptop for the last couple of hours) I spotted our resident squirrel. He was busy burying some food. “How nice” I thought, “coming all the way into our garden just to bury some food”. “Hang on though” I thought “I didn’t put out any food for him…”. So I got up and went over to the window, to discover that the crafty little sod had managed to get the top off the ‘squirrel-proof’ bird feeder, and was hauling out handfuls of peanuts then disappearing up the garden to bury them. So I popped my head out the back door to tell him …

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Metatastic

Metafilter | Community Weblog – just a quick update – mega busy at work and no time to find any other sites, so I give you Metafilter. If you don’t know about it, go there now! I also apologies for future postings featuring links lifted from here, but I just wanna make sure no-one misses out.

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Ocean's 11

Ocean’s 11 was very good – funny, clever, entertaining. All the cast members performed well without trying to outshine each other, which was very refreshing. Thoroughly recommended bit of light entertainment. It also prompted a discussion about who the female was in the original (my gut said Angie Dickinson – but was I right?). And of course I’ll be buying the soundtrack v.soon, loads of smooth jazzy numbers on there.. nice. In other good news – finally purchased Groundhog Day on DVD. My video is wearing thin, as it’s one of those safe moves we watch over and over again. Also new to the collection: Highlander, Arlington Road (never seen it though) and Copycat (was recommended to us by my …

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Schiffuuurrrr

OK some local geography for you (this is going somewhere I promise), I live in Hamilton in Scotland. I used to live in a neighbouring village called Bothwell, which is about a 20 min walk or 5 mins in the car away from Hamilton. Bothwell is an affluent area, full of footballers (Rangers and Celtic mainly). It turns out that, and I’m no great fan but if I’d ONLY KNOWN!, that Claudia Schiffer was in Bothwell yesterday. Claudia Schiffer. Gorgeous blonde model. Near my home. And I missed it. Typical.

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Toolific!

www.digitallis.co.uk ShortPopUp saved my life. OK, ok it only saved my toolbar but you know what I mean. A top little tool this, I highly recommend it. I have a kickass Winamp menu in my toolbar now. I just create a new playlist and ShortPopUp (which is configured to look in the directory for only .m3u files) picks it up and displays it. Works on network drives too. Bliss. Clever and simple. The best ideas always are!

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Not good

stargazer – scant consolation I know, but it’s reassuring (in a horrible, “shouldn’t have to be like this”, kinda way) that there are others in similar situations at the moment. Thought it was just us.

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