Categorically

I’ve slowly been importing some non-blog posts into WordPress. I think I’ve got most of them in there now and I finally have a few categories completed. So you can now get a list of all my movie reviews (I used the term advisedly), some of the before blog posts, and more specific stuff like the Firefox posts. Or you could do something interesting. You know, like.. well.. anything else I guess.

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Did you know

If you have a .com you can’t opt-out from whois searches like you can with .co.uk domains? It was just brought to my attention, and once I’d stopped freaking out (my address was writ large on the interwebnet via a WHOIS search for chrissakes!) I just went and changed the details. I would like to apologise to Andrew who, after bringing this to my attention was accused of … well nevermind all that. Suffice to say I have already sent a grovelling apology. Anyway, just a heads up for anyone who, like me, used a service to register a .com domain. They’ll just dump your contact details right in there for you and all the world to see.

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Metronome

I signed up with AudioScrobbler in mid-April. Despite losing some stats for a while I appear to have listened to over 20,000 tracks since then. And that doesn’t include the commute to and from work. Is that a lot of music? I’m trying to do the maths… If an average track is 4 mins… 80,000 mins = 1334 hours = 56 days = ~ 2 months. Yeah, that is quite a bit, isn’t it. I guess the REAL question is who will I be listening to this year? Ohh and you may have spotted a post here earlier that has since disappeared. I was importing some of the old ‘musings’ into WordPress and forgot to set the date properly. Graybo …

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More information

Number Five is alive! In an effort to try and control the amount of information that I’m deluged with I’ve been opting out of some mailing lists, instead of just deleting them when they come in, but I’m keen to find some others. Currently, outside of two work related lists, I only subscribe to the Langa list – which I’ll happily recommend if you want a good source of hardware, software and general PC tips, so I’m looking for some more. So, dear reader, do you get regular emails from a website? Have you subscribed to a topic specific mailing list that you just can’t do without? I’m not looking for any specific topics so feel free to mention anything …

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At least it's not Monday

Ahhh the morning commute – trains delayed, cancelled, packed to the gunnels – how I’ve missed you. Still, only three days at work then six days off. Only three days. Only three days. Mind you the weather in Malaga doesn’t look too great at the moment but then it’ll be better than it is here. Have I mentioned that we fly to Spain on Monday? I have to admit that getting up this morning was a real struggle, even my normally sprightly wife greeted the morning with a curse, and I’m not really in a work mood. I now wish I’d taken an extra three days holiday to get me through this week as well but I suppose I’ve got …

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Confused

The following question is a hazy memory of last night, and probably stems from a combination of a lovely steak pie dinner, many many large drinks, the sight of a pierced nipple on my friend (his Christmas present no less) and not getting to bed until 5a.m. Was Bod a boy or a girl?

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Gotta laugh

Role of the blog is a fun little article by the BBC News website. I’ll pull out a few quotes and let you all have a little giggle, shall I? In their eyes, those bloggers at the US political conventions ceased to be bloggers the moment they accepted their accreditation. … “What began as a spontaneous eruption of populist creativity is on the verge of being absorbed by the media-industrial complex it claims to despise.” Yes, it’s true I DO despise it, he says, twiddling his waxed moustache Dick Dastardly style. In any case, as bloggers rarely go out and about, many of those who comment on the world at large get their information from mainstream news sources. OK I …

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Dusty Tomes

If you look over to your left, you should see a link to the new archive page. At the moment it only lists posts by date but I’ll be updating it in the near future to make it a bit more useful. I’m also going to be converting my old “musings/wordage” bits and bobs into posts and assigning them to a category. Hopefully I’LL then be able to find things on my own site. I’m also switching the Photo Gallery over to Flickr, I’ve upgraded to a Pro account and it should meet my needs. I still have space on my Blueyonder account so I can use that for anything else I need. I think this will be the most …

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Great start

Hail, rain, gales. What a lovely way to start the new year. Of course the first five and a bit hours were excellent, and it’s true time DOES fly when you are having fun, with much laughter and teasing and alcohol. Hell even my wee granny was having a drambuie to herself, through a straw I should add (she’s got a crick in her neck and can’t tilt her head back far enough to drain the glass), go Gran! Home at 5.30a.m. and back up at 11.30a.m. and then a day of lounging around watching TV. Tomorrow my sister-in-law is coming over for dinner, and on Monday we’re visiting Stuart and Alan for dinner. Tuesday we have reserved for returning …

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