UK privatisationI have to agree with Stuart on all of his points in his recent posting Public Pride, Private Shame, it also doubles as a well written snapshot of modern Britain. If any of my American readers are wondering why we keep banging on about Thatcher, railways, water companies, BT etc, give it a read. Aside: I’ve just realised why ‘Great Britain’, and ‘Britain’ are used in conversational sentences (like mine above). Same reason that the USA is wrongly referred to as America (which isn’t strictly accurate either as it is a split continent). It’s because it begins with a U. Much harder to form sentences round the word ‘United’ or even the shorthand ‘UK’. Another aside: The previous aside …

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NewsGood – I’m not being made redundant. Bad – one of my team is, but we knew that one of us would go. Currently in a state of limbo, kinda numb, happy for me, sad and disappointed for the other guy. Yeah I know it wasn’t my choice, and it’s business etc etc, but I’m still allowed to feel crap. OK? Cheerier tomorrow I hope.

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TunesNo not the throat lozenges, the ones that pop in your head for no reason. I have two standard tunes that, with no prompting or invitation, start playing over and over in my head.1. Mac the Knife – Sinatra version.2. Star Spangled Banner – not the Hendrix version unfortunately. Why? In a similar vein I also have the weird ability to morph one tune into another. Currently the Muppet theme tune (It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights… or however it goes…) easily slides into Santa Claus is coming to town (he knows when you are sleeping, he knows when wide awake…). I think it’s the bridge in the Muppet theme tune that throws me, …

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Sod’s LawI watch (well the TV is tuned to in the background) BBC Breakfast every morning. This morning I was most miffed that I was going to miss my favourite ever Professor explaining Sod’s Law. However thanks to the wonders of the web, we can all enjoy it: Sod’s Law: a rocket scientist writes… (More info on Sod’s Law also known as Murphy’s Law) In other news, work is still not great but my fate should be known soon (cue The Clash: Should I Stay or Should I go – or in this case, Will I stay or Will I be made Redundant? and no I don’t know why I wrote that in semi-caps…) My surfing has been limited over …

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IndecisionStill ‘stuff’ going on at work, didn’t sleep last night. Managed to do some work today despite the permanent distraction of not knowing what’s going on, but I am trying to stay positive. Bloody hard work though!

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Ahh that’s whereChecking referrers from b3ta.com messageboard (scroll down about midway for “I work with someone“) Good to see my fame is spreading, cheers IZB!

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HicWatched The One (cheers Framey), not bad. Drank beer. Too many. Started reading my own archives. Kinda sad I think, but kinda interesting at the same time. Why don’t you join me?

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