Confused

We have two digital handsets at home. They are made (as says the sticker on the box) by Ascom. Ascom’s website is here: www.ascom.com. Their support website for handsets (terminals), taken from the handset User Guide, is here: www.ascom.com/terminals.

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Too hot?

Yes, I’m on a roll now. Everyone (who’s not in Scotland) keeps moaning on about how hot it is… so here are some Tips for staying cool. My favourite? “Try to go to a public building with air conditioning each day for several hours.” Sage advice indeed.

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Typical

Just after I’ve said I can’t find anything worth talking about, I come across this: The Plot Thickeners. I kinda knew this, having read something about it a few months back in one of the Sunday Papers (the capital P means it was one of the broadsheets). What I find fascinating is the other writers, the ones who actually DO the writing, are quite happy with this. I’m guessing that the publishing houses only hire authors who seem aware that their own writing isn’t of the same standard as, say, that of Tom Clancy. As the article says, this is another modern phenomenon, another example of marketing gone awry. “It’s hard to imagine Leo Tolstoy writing “War” and someone else …

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Pondering

What a weird day. Weird in that not much has happened, so I’ve got very little to say. As for links, well it’d only be stuff about the news over the weekend, and two events from the Commonwealth Games that caught my eye (the marathon runner who, as he won the race, didn’t realise he was finished and did another lap of the track, and the long jump athlete who didn’t qualify for the final and barely made it into the pit). I’m updating the Visit page at the moment, so if you have any clever ideas let me know. That’s all for now.

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Blogathon 2002

Congrats to all those brave, hardy souls who stayed up for 24 hours. Hopefully all the charities involved will benefit well. I might even try it myself next year (yeah yeah I said that last year too). Missed all the hoo-haa? Blogathon 2002

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Odd weekend

Friday night, a few beers after work, then onto dinner with family (my brother-in-law and his girlfriend, and my sister-in-law). Then onto the heady nightspots of Dumbarton, where, once again, I am reminded that it’s not WHERE you are, it’s WHO you are with. Night finished at 3:30 a.m. (allegedly) and as my legs were sore in the morning, I can only presume that I was being forced to dance. Again. This of course isn’t really what happened at all, as usual I started dancing the minute we were inside the club, I have a kindred spirit in my brother-in-law’s girlfriend, and at one point had all three gorgeous ladies dancing with me. Saturday was spent viewing pictures of my …

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BBC NEWS SHOCKER

Developing news: The well established and highly regarded BBC News website has turned to parody and satire. Experts* presume that falling ‘hits’ have prompted this move, but are baffled as to why it has happened so suddenly. This kind of story is direct evidence of this new direction. It is worrying that such a reliable source of information is featuring such ‘news’. * Ahem… that’ll be me then.

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