Weekender

East Kilbride shopping centre early a.m. – hunting for wedding present and purple attire, found neither. Hamilton for lunch – same shoppng goals – got wedding present, a lovely set of glasses (more on that in a sec). Glasgow for secondary shopping goal – purple attire – remembered why we don’t travel across the city at 2pm. Spend 90 mins stationary in car. Curse sister for have a purple themed 21st birthday party. Give up and go home. Wedding reception in the evening. Get togged up, go to reception, have better time than expected. On leaving bride mentions the engagement present we gave them that they had just gotten around to opening… yes, you guessed it, a box of glasses. …

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Busy bee

I’m working from home today, tapping away on my laptop. I get twice, nay thrice as much done when I work at home as there are NO interruptions. I don’t mean that in a bad way, as a team leader/manager type bod my team require me to answer questions. I get involved in impromptu discussion concerning a process or procedure that needs altering, a decision that needs taken. I enjoy that aspect of office life, I enjoy the way it can go from lull to chaos in seconds. But I like working at home too. I get to drink good coffee, I have music playing quietly in the background, I control the temperature of the room, I also can stop …

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Top of the Pops

How the hell? Actually I don’t care, it’s the first time I’ve seen my site listed as Number One on Google!! Woo hoo. Yes I know I’m not helping by reposting the search terms, but it’s an interesting question don’t ya think? I certainly would like to find out the answer to the question: did Claudia Schiffer do a porn movie… It is slightly worrying though – I have no idea what kind of people must end up at my site, but I do wonder what they make of it.

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ROFL

New “For Dummies” books Too. Damn. Funny. (Although I seriously doubt his Kung Fu is better than mine….) (and no, I have no idea why I write Too. Damn. Funny. like that)

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There's a catch

Almost forgot. Last night Louise and I attended a ‘Presentation’ for a Holiday Club. Not time-share. We were there to get free holiday vouchers. The presentation was well crafted and thought out and utterly convincing. So there we sat, 5 couples, having heard why we had been asked along, making no effort to conceal the fact that they had essentially gotten us along under the pseudo-false pretence that we had won a holiday, and telling us that at the end of the presentation some of us would say no. I’m not going into great lengths about the setup, suffice to say it isn’t a direct scam, but there are a few catches. Long term, yeah it would save us money, …

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He's back

The return of Mister Zeldman “The cult of web standards, of Flash, of accessibility, of usability: each reflects the passions of dedicated, intelligent people. But when passion becomes zealotry, we stop listening to each other, and when we stop listening we stop learning. Can’t we all just get along?”

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Shake on it

Media Lab’s ‘Smart’ Clothing Is a Dumb Idea “People could exchange data with a handshake” Ok I know I’m pessimistic, but one issue this article doesn’t touch on one thing. Privacy. If you can exchange data via a handshake, then how long before someone hacks the ability to be able to grab pertinent personal information but just ‘bumping’ into you. If you’ve ever been pick-pocketed, you’ll know just how easy it is for someone to surreptitously make contact with you even being aware of it. And WHY would I want a feed of a video camera showing the view of the back of my head? Evolution has given me senses that work fine thank you very much, let’s not confuse …

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