Oops

Mega busy day. Doctors to ear syringed (wasn’t too bad).Barbers to get hair cut (holiday romp, severe!).Clyde Valley with a friend to get her out of the house (poor soul isn’t well).Various shops to get items from the ‘list’ sent by my father-in-law (tea-bags etc).Glasgow Green for 5-a-side (didn’t injury myself either)And now I’m doing the work I didn’t do during the day. I managed 4 hours, so only 4 or 5 to go… which means I’ll still be here at 1 a.m. (nothing new there then!) And no, I’m not sure why I’ve used so many brackets (but I have an idea…). Ohh and thank you for all your well wishes for our holiday and anniversary. I’ll do a …

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3 days and counting

We fly on Saturday morning at 7:30 pm. I get the feeling that the next couple of days may drag a little so I’m doing my best to fill my time (and the iPod still!). I’m looking forward to it but there are a few reasons that make me ever so slightly unsure about how it will turn out. 1. We are staying with my in-laws. I’ve stated before that I get on very well with my in-laws so it’s not really an issue, more to the point is the fact that we are staying in someone else’s house for two weeks. Will our routines clash? Will they mind me wandering about naked when it’s too hot (at night of …

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Note this

I’m a compulsive note taker, especially at work. However as I’ve never really found a system that ‘works’ for me I find myself swapping between various downloaded ‘note’ applications, using text files, using Outlook notes (never stick with them for very long), and this strange new 3D medium I’ve found called pen and paper (it’s quite effective if a little prone to damage when you spill your coffee on the paper). The closest I’ve got to my ideal application was/is TexNotes. So it was with some intrigue that I heard about Microsoft OneNote. The online demo seems to suggest that it will be useful, but then why do I need a spell-checker for a ‘notes’ application? Hmmmm I’ll stick my …

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Cheap CDs

Number of albums bought hits new high . However, from the same article: “High street competition and increased discounting meant that profits from the album sector of the recorded music industry – much the healthiest, with the virtual collapse of singles – were actually down over the year by 2%.” So whilst we are buying more CD albums the profit margin has decreased because we are paying less. You can see where I’m headed with this already, can’t you… It’s kind of annoying that, whilst the RIAA in the States is still on the attack, and several ‘commentators’ are pitching ideas about how to manage and control the distribution of electronic formats (not to mention Microsoft launching “Music Club“), this …

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The Big Easy returns

Speakeasy appears to be a blog again. This is good and bad news. Good in that it was one of the first blogs I really got into, bad in that the old style magazine format is gone. Either way, reading what Carey writes is ALWAYS good. Listening to: Radiohead – No Surprises

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At last

Middle Lane Morons. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!! Why? Is there something wrong with the left-hand lane? I’ve heard a few excuses for this, but the usual seems to be a ‘comfort zone’ thing. The middle lane driver prefers driving there as there is plenty of room round them and they can overtook some cars without having to switch lanes. If you don’t have enough confidence to overtake on a motorway I would suggest that you shouldn’t be driving on it in the first place. Of course as the majority of drivers took their lessons many years ago, it would be before the introduction of motoroway lessons. Another argument for regular testing? And for future reference, when I deliberately pull …

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Building music

There are several building works near our office, one of which I walk past everyday. There is a sign on the gate that says “17 days since the last reportable accident on this site”. Which only serves to make me wonder what the definition of a ‘reportable’ accident is, a broken fingernail perhaps, or a builder caught short 5 storeys from the portaloo? In other news, in preparation for our upcoming holiday I spent a few hours dumping some music onto our iPod (OK, it’s her iPod… pah…). It’s a 10GB model, and as I have over 30GB of music on my PC I didn’t think I’d struggle to fill it, but of course it’s almost 30GB of MY music, …

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