Driving Music

We are driving to London on Friday. I’ve just spent the last couple of hours making up some CDs. Inspiration is lacking. So, dear reader, I need your help, or more accurately, your playlist. Get to it and fill that comment box (YACCS don’t fail me now)

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XML RSS Acronym hell!

OK, who the hell decided on bright orange for that damn XML button that is popping up all over the place… mucking up me colour scheme it is… Anyhoo, you can now use a RSS 0.91 XML feed to read this site. If that made sense to you I’m glad as I’m a little out of date with this side of things (one of those “well I can’t get one at the moment so I’ll ignore all the hoo-haa). However, having discovered that most of the sites I visit offer XML syndication (as I’ve learnt it is called) I went and downloaded a newsreader software thingymajig – FeedReader.Seems easy to use and.. well kinda lacking feature-wise I think. So a …

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Blogger Pro

Well it seems like the Blogger guys turned on payment by credit card in February and it’s taken me this long to find that out. So I’m now a fully paid up Blogger Pro user. Not that you guys will notice much, in fact bar the lack of permalinks for any posts before today, you will see NO difference at all. Until I change everything of course.

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New Words

Some heard before, some new, all far too clever to have originated with me… Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize that it was your money to start with.Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding a stupid person that stops brightideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. Karmageddon: It’s …

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Writing to reach you

So I’ve got a new digital camera (found the ON button so all is well, thanks Gert). Obviously I will soon be dazzling you all with my profound images, and that, in turn, means I need to find some where to display them. Not being a MT user I will need to use my own skills to put a random thumbnail in the sidebar (a la Meg), but what then? I’ve looked at the navigation of the site (the bar across the top anyway) and wondered if I need all those separate links. I think the last ‘piece’ I’ve written was late last year. Should I just bung them altogether under ‘Asides’ (stolen from Vaughan) and be done with it. …

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Ethics

Heart wrenching, or just ethically wrong?The story of the family who want to screen embryos to make sure their baby will be able to provide a bone marrow transplant to their critically ill son will no doubt divide opinion. However I’m not sure I agree with the tag line that has surrounded this story of wanting to pick a ‘designer baby’. They are not doing this for ‘design’ reasons (hair colour, eye colour etc etc) but to help save the life of their son. Surely that is a worthy cause?

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April Fools Day

Seemingly we (in Scotland) celebrate this for two days, however I can’t say I’ve heard of Taily Day. Anyway, the tradition of practical jokes is alive and well, and our poor finance assistant has just been made to stand outside in the cold rain waiting for a ‘red van’ to arrive to pick up a vital document. I think they left out there for 15 mins before admitting that it was just a prank. Very cruel. Reminds me of similar pranks: the ‘bucket of steam’, the ‘bubble for the spirit level’, or the ‘rubber hammer for glass nails’ being common ones. Ohh and when should the April Fool pranks stop? I say 12 noon. Others say 12 midnight (others say …

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Driving Music

We are driving to London on Friday and I’m in the midst of making up some CDs for the car. As usual my attempts at a theme have swiftly degenerated into “Ohhh I like that one” and “Ohhh Louise should here this…” etc etc. So I need your help or, to be more exact, I need your playlists. At the very least your Top 10 driving tunes. Anything in the pop/rock/r’n’b genre’s are safe but I’ll consider pretty much anything. So have at it people, I wanna see that comment box brimming with suggestions (YACCS don’t fail me now!)

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