I’ve been getting back skinning and customisation of my desktop recently thanks to Samurize, Neowin and (the sadly defunct but still findable with Google) Y’z Dock. It’s slightly addictive mind you – and I find myself changing things a lot more than I used to… especially when you come across a screenshot of someone else’s…Continue reading Customisation


Caron Keating R.I.P., create World Blogs page, finish compiling book list, which car to buy?, compile DVD list, find PNG icons for Y’z Dock, Kevin McDermott Orchestra CD needs replacing (it’s almost transparent), Pick up futon tonight, clear out colleagues desk for her, when is ellipitical trainer arriving?, gas bill needs paying, Stuart’s birthday, Mother-in-laws…Continue reading ZIP

This and that

Firstly a small clarification. Yesterday’s “Confused” post was not suggesting that people who HAVE had children are doing something wrong or bad or evil. It was merely my (knee-jerk) reaction to the news filtering through my head at the time. I’m fully aware that the world can be, and frequently is, a good place. Remember,…Continue reading This and that


Warning: this post will NOT induce a cheery happy persona. So, Bush has made his address and assured people that “as Germany and Japan can attest, we are liberators”. Nice touch there. Then you read that the U.S. is Planting WMDs in Iraq, and that gets you wondering. Then you are sent a link, from…Continue reading Confused

Roll up, roll up

Get your sensationalistic TV viewing here!! First we heard that an abortion will be seen on TV for the first time, now we hear that Christopher Alder’s death will be shown tonight. Christopher Alder, 37, died at Queens Gardens Police Station, Hull, in April 1998.An inquest concluded Mr Alder, who had been arrested for breach…Continue reading Roll up, roll up

Hello Google

(Does anyone else say the above phrase with the same emphasise as the Motorola ads: Hello Moto? Anyone? Just me then. Right you are). Just found out I’m eighth for the Google Search: buy champagne rhubarb crowns. That is all.

THAT'S why!!

I love it when it happens, especially as my muse seemed to have escaped me recently. Admittedly it did mean I was up until 1.30am but such is life. I know that when I get into that mode the worst thing to do is stop. What am I talking about? That ‘lightbulb’ moment, the fulcrum…Continue reading THAT'S why!!

Get a life

Some of you may have noticed (Graybo alerted me)that a certain UK blog has ceased. The ‘source’ of the reason can easily be found. Shame really, and it must’ve been bad to force Meg to take her site down. was an early inspiration for me and probably one of the first UK blogs I…Continue reading Get a life

Setting the standard

So, who’s got a summer holiday booked? We’ll probably make it out to the in-laws in the south of Spain but I don’t see the budget stretching much further to be honest. Anyway, for all you lot off to sunnier climes (or colder climes, whatever tickles your fancy) be aware that you can’t just chuck…Continue reading Setting the standard