Not here

This is rapidly turning into the week that never was. Still ‘fatigued’. Stressing about loads of stuff and just can’t be arsed with any of it. I want to go lock myself in a room (preferably armed with a sniper rifle and a little peep hole – ooeerr…) and never come out. [Insert random chain of sweary words here]

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Prisoner

Prompted by this post by that man Sevitz. I’ve linked to this before (but can’t find where as the search engine is still catching up since the domain/server move), and notice that it’s also been updated concerning the “parallels with the recent abuse of Iraqi prisoners”. The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Simulation Study of the Psychology of Imprisonment. “Our planned two-week investigation into the psychology of prison life had to be ended prematurely after only six days because of what the situation was doing to the college students who participated. In only a few days, our guards became sadistic and our prisoners became depressed and showed signs of extreme stress.” Well worth a look and I’m surprised I’ve not mentioned …

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Er…. nope, nothing to say

Tired. Ohhh so very tired. Think I’ve got a wee bug of some sort that is sapping me of all my energy. Bleuch. Whilst I remember, any Firefox users out there? How do I get rid of the ‘remembered’ form information. It’s annoying the crap outta me having to remember to change the URL in ever comment box I visit. I’d rather wipe out all the entries and start over. Help!

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Scottish Blogs

So, it’s live. Ish. Almost. Well it IS live. Taking submissions and all that. There are a few minor tweaks to be sorted, but overall I’m happy with it. The main problem has been figuring a way to handle both the webring AND a “directory” site. In the end I decided to leave them as separate entities as getting the two systems talking was just proving too darn hard (especially as one of the systems is outwith my control). It’s been fun really, learning all this new PHP stuff, and that process will continue as I tweak the site, fix known bugs, add new features, but for the meantime I’m just happy to say that THE NEW SCOTTISH BLOGS SITE …

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Alive!

It’s Monday morning. Ain’t that great! The birds are singing, the sun is shining, a light breeze ruffles the leaves in the trees. Ain’t life grand. If you want to achieve a similar outlook on a Monday morning simply follow these instructions – they worked for me:1. Ensure your personal listening device (iPod) is playing something loud and uptempo – Foo Fighters, All My Life was on mine.2. Start thinking about what your day holds as you finish the short walk from the station to your office.3. Glance round as you start to cross the road.4. Spin round suddenly as you realise you’ve just stepped out in front of a large lorry, which is moving quite fast.5. Revel in the …

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Introspective

Not only is the title of this post a rather good album by the Pet Shop Boys (one of my favs), but it also sums up the last few weeks of both my life, the real bit, and my life, the blog bit. Got a lot going on ya see, and I tend to be bad at focussing on the things that are important (my current project at work) with a tendency to focus on the easy stuff (switching hosts for this ‘hobby’ site of mine). I’ve talked before at being bad at keeping in touch, and I’m already resigned to that fate I guess, but every now and again I catch myself and mentally scold myself for falling back …

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Man Dig Hole

Front Garden – top view, uploaded by Gordon. So here are the results of a heavy weekend’s work – just to the right (out of shot) is a large 30 year old cherry blossom tree. Roots everywhere meant fun with an axe, definitely feel like more of a ‘real man’ now, what with all that lumberjack action. And no, I don’t wear suspenders and a bra (well not ALL the time).

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