Red Eye

A few Guinness last night + a day of reviewing specifications and whitepapers = bleary eyed Gordon. Fuzzy recollections of last night; viewing a lingerie fashion show through the side door of Frasers… hmmm Still I have the consolation of being able to listen to Pete’s album Get to the Next Screen as I trudge through my working day.

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Blunken Drogging

Dinner was OK, company was better than food, for eating. Not company eating. Food eating. Company never pay for eating. I mean Company not company. Nervous now. Never blogen drunken. Guinness too easy. Me too drunk, sad after only few pints but lightweight now so can’t complain, hope I don’t ‘have hanfover in morening. Ohh dear. too pissed to type. bed now I think. Maybe bed a while ago would’ve been better.

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Taxi for the duck

I don’t mention him often, but there IS a reason he won the bloody prize ya know. Scary, in Bryson-esque form, blogs about taxis. Top stuff. Go read it. Now. Go on. It’s better than any of the tripe you’ll get from me today!

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By the friends you keep

Dinner at the Salty Dog this evening means I’ll miss seeing my ‘Aunt’ Doris who is over from Canada (she’s a school friend of my Mum, that kind of Aunt). Stag Day on 16th October means I’ll be hungover on my birthday (it’s a “clay pigeon, quad biking, paintballing day, beers and lapdances at night” kinda day). Wedding on November 5th means I’ll miss the fireworks (but I wouldn’t miss it for the world and besides, Louise is chief bridesmaid). Sometimes being too popular IS a good thing. And I’ve just realised I’ve left my camera at home, just as well my replacement mobile has turned up.

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BitTorrent

OK, I’ve got Azureus. I’ve found suprnova.org. I’ve selected a couple of files but now what? Previously, with eMule, I just shared a folder, is it different for BitTorrent? Where’s the manual!!

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Paralympics

Not getting much coverage, are they? Consider this story where the final of the mens 100m was held at 9am with only a few hundred people in the stands. Yet the heats, held in the evening, were watched by 30,000 people. Now, imagine if they’d scheduled the mens 100m Olympic final at a similar time. Outrage! Headlines on all the newspapers, pundits bemoaning the terrible planning, proof that, in fact, the Greeks didn’t get it right. It’s sad that the same outrage isn’t evident here. I watched some of the basketball the other night (hard to find, buried away on EuroSport) and top quality it was too. In fact it was more impressive than the Olympic competition as the extra …

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100 Answers

Finally, I’ve finished it! I feel like a complete blogger now (in a good way). First up, thanks to everyone who asked a question, I’ve answered most of them, but a couple didn’t really suit the format so I’ve left them to one side for the meantime – I WILL be answering them though, but they require a little more thought and a more detailed answer. In addition, I’ve also compiled a list of who asked what, and what answers I gave. Other site news: there are a few extra photos added to the ‘Best of‘ gallery – they’ll appear in the random photo over on the left at some point (hit F5 to refresh).

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R.I.P. Cloughie

Brian Clough – the legend – dies at 69. “One reason I never became the England manager was because the FA thought I would take over and run the show. They were dead right.” You know, we really need more belligerent old buggers like him. There’s beginning to be a shortage.

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Retail History

So, what do you do if you’ve had a crap weekend? You go out at lunchtime and buy a ticket for the Kings of Leon gig in December. A few of the guys from work are going as well. Monday before Christmas, could be the perfect way to forget all about the presents I have yet to get around to buy. Ohhh and I bumped into an ex-colleague whilst browsing the sandwich selection in Somerfield (which is woeful). Craig.. er.. dammit, can’t remember, great with faces, awful with names (that’s why I’m so good at spotting celebs in the street, even if I don’t know what they are called). He was the IT guy at Crossaig, had a wee red …

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