What? Eh? Ohhh fine…

Bit blurry today, helped neither by the clocks changing nor the two bottles of wine last night. Still a quiet day planned, helped largely by the fact that our phoneline is dead (engineer out on Monday). So that leaves today free to… bugger.. do some work. Mind you, the wireless connection and the laptop mean I can do it from the comfort of the sofa (where this very post comes to you from) and have, currently, the Woman’s Premier League Cup Final on, although I’ll be switching over in about 30 secs for the Old Firm game, and probably watch Arsenal take apart Man Utd. later on. Ohh and there are emails to deal with including two (well one was …

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Must stop

Over the last couple of days I’ve asked a few questions here – site design, old PC etc – and firstly I’d like to thank everyone for their suggestions, even the daft ones. But I must stop. I’ve got plenty enough to do as it is.. Anyhoo, spent day window shopping, picked up a few bits and bobs (including a DVD player for £34, won’t be long before you’ll get one free with every two DVDs purchased…), and I’ve just opened a nice Ruby Cabernet. Rugby? What rugby?

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OLD PC

It’s been lying forlornly next to my desk for over a year now, it’s 15″ monitor gathering dust. I keep meaning to re-format it, and do something with it, but what? It has no USB ports, a PII chip, 128MB of RAM and a whopping 8GB hard disk. Any suggestions?

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One of us

This’ll be brief. It’s Friday, you’ve got better places to waste your time and I’ve got no time to waste. Likely I’ll be working this weekend. Mis-communication at it’s worst. Ho fuckin hum. Finished reading Michael Marshall Smith’s One of Use. Very good. If a tad odd towards the end. Don’t want to say anything and I would recommend it to others… if you HAVE read it… well you’ll know what I’m talking about. Things I won’t be covering today:1. Celtic – well done, although I’m still surprised that the press are surprised by this as they made it all the way to the final last year with the same team!2. Haywood and Padgett’s All Butter Melters – get thee …

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Stage 1

See, I DO listen: 1. Main column is slightly wider (by about 30 pixels or 3-4 words). 2. Text is slightly lighter (not much but it is… might tweak it a little more).3. New title… sort of… why? www.gordonmclean.com and www.gordonmclean.co.uk is why. Up next, show/hide for the blogroll and the archives, and a few other tweaks. UPDATE: Tweaking the text colours at the moment. But I think it looks pretty good. Especially as I just kinda “knocked it up in an evening” ;-P (check the comments…)

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Content? We don't need no stinkin content

Today is not Thursday. Today is meeting day. I will return at some point, until then I give you the following. It was culled from a mailing list and seems to be equally valid for those who indulge in this world we call ‘blog’. —You are in a large lecture hall… the speaker is boring, or off-topic, or offends you, or is speaking about something you don’t understand. Since you are an adult, you can choose how you react: 1. Jump up on the podium and beat the speaker with the microphone.2. Complain to the manager of the lecture hall.3. Wait for the Q&A session, then ask the speaker a pertinent question.4. Research the speaker’s topic and think about it …

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List-o-matic

Remember the stuff I had to sort out? Well I went list crazy last night, and brain dumped a lot of stuff this morning. Much clearer now, if no less daunting. As the Rolling Stones said (and are actually playing right at this very moment) “Time is on my side”. Ohh and a top tip for iTunes/iPOD users. If you want to filter tracks so that some never ever appear on your iPOD, but don’t want to do it by rating, date played etc… just use the Comments box. You can tag multiple tracks with, for example, “ipod” and build a Smart Playlist around that condition. Example: Comment contains “ipod”, Rating is *****. Simple.

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A boy and his addendum

Mumsie sent an email with a few (factual) corrections to my 1000 Words entry – A Boy and His Dog. Just love your words to go with the picture of you and Sintra. Needed a tissue – so glad to know she meant as much to you as she did to us. The bridge is on the approaches to Lindisfarne on the Holy Isle in Nothumberland. Must go back some day and see if it’s still there! P.S. Just for the record – we got Sintra before you were born, Sintra is a district of Lisbon – the ‘old town’, and it was Uncle Bill who took and developed the photo in his darkroom in Doveholm. So I was right …

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