Blanketed

Ever get that way when things just seem muffled? Distant, and not worth the effort? Well I’m putting today’s mood down to that, and it seems mother nature agrees as she’s blanketing the ground with snow as I type. I’ve got loads to get through, both at work, at home and for others but no inclination or desire to do anything except lie in bed. Gosh this all sounds a bit familiar. So much so that I’ve been on the exercise machine tonight, I’m going to go to bed early (in about 30 mins), and I’ll see how deep the snow is tomorrow.

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Business Idea

I see a lot of things online that I would like to purchase. Unfortunately a lot of them (increasingly so) are in the US, and I’ll be honest and say that I’m not going to pay almost the same again for the postage of an item. So here’s the idea – club together with other people who are getting stuff shipped over and you should all be able to save? Potentially then, with the agreement of online stores of course, you’d purchase an item and if you wanted cheaper postage – but a longer wait for the item – you’d add it to a bulk shipping cart. When the cart reaches a certain level, the items are shipped out. I’m …

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Preacher Preacher

The one thing that always fascinates me about other people is that their opinions can be so wrong. Of course when I say wrong I mean ‘different from mine’ but it amounts to the same thing. I have fairly set opinions on most things, and absolutely no position on many others – either through lack of knowledge or complete apathy. I’m always willing to question and realign my position though, and I think that’s why I enjoy a bit of friendly discussion now and again. However there is one type of person who I don’t ever bother with, the type who preach. The type who bully and shout and cajole others using peer pressure. The type who expect you to …

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Feed me

Slight glitch in the RSS Site feed thingy. Sorted now. Ohh and whilst I’m on the topic – what IS the big deal with not allowing full site feeds? Now, I’ll preface this by stating that it’s not a big deal, and I’m not that bothered myself but I just “don’t get it”. Ohh and it’s undoubtedly a mental block on my part. Anyway, Peter and zed (and I’m sure many others) have been railing against Blogger because it is publishing the full RSS feed to their posts when they’ve set it to summarise them. Now I “get” the fact that, because Blogger isn’t doing what they are telling it to, they are justifiable miffed. I’m the same when something …

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Tale of an upgrade

Note: If you can read this, it worked and I’m now running WordPress 1.5 OK, first things first. Some music. Hmmm oh yes a nice playlist with some selected tracks from several “Chillout” compilations. Ideal background stuff (some of which reminds me that Portishead are working on a new album), ohh Gotan Project are up first. Perfect.. Onto the instructions then, making sure to read them all the way through first. Yes, all seems straightforward. Fingers crossed.

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Tomorrow

Just a word of notice, tomorrow I’ll be upgrading to WordPress 1.5. If you see anything odd, or the site seems to have vanished I can assure you it’s only temporary. Ohh and while I’m here… Is it just in the West of Scotland or have other police forces taken to using “txt” speak on motorway signs? “R U 2 CLOSE” being the current favourite.

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Call Me

The phones at home are dying – they were never really that great to begin with. So I need to replace them, but with what? The new phone must meet the following requirements. MUST be DECT MUST have Caller Display Should be able to transfer calls between two handsets Speakerphone would be good too So far the BT Diverse X10 has caught the eye, but I’m open to suggestions. Budget wise I’m looking at £70 MAX.

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Tubular Bells

Nestlé just keep getting it wrong, don’t they. Obviously they weren’t happy breaking World Health Assembly requirements, now they’ve really gone and done it. Now this might come as a bit of a shock, so make sure you are seated, and put down any beverages you are holding. In fact if you can arrange a protective circle of cushions around your chair that might be safer. All set? They are changing the shape of the Smarties packaging. I’ll just let that sink in a bit. Get those memories flowing, sorting them into colours, collecting the plastic lids, keeping them for Blue Peter’s Tracy Island model. OK, read on. The director of marketing said: “We don’t change something this famous just …

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5,174

It’s long since been held, by experts, that walking 10,000 steps a day is an excellent way to stay healthy. Last week, inspired by Casino Avenue I purchased a cheap pedometer (£5 on eBay), and started wearing it to work. The results are about what I figured, on average I walk around 5,000 steps a day (actual average is 5,174). There is one option open to me to increase that in an average working day, and that’s to walk to the station in the morning and walk home at night. OK, that’s really two options. It takes around 30 mins to walk to the station and would mean I’d have to leave the house around 7.20am to catch my train. …

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Miscellany

Not Proven The law is an ass. The accused was clocked doing 132mph but unfortunately it seems that the speed gun used to measure his speed was proven to be inaccurate. Not only was it used at twice the distance of the manufacturer’s stated range but the car in question was fitted with a speed limiter meaning it’s maximum top speed was only 107mph (or 112mph depending where you get your info). Now, physics isn’t my strong point, nor is maths, and I’m sure someone out there can correct this wild assumption of mine.. but.. 107mph is still 37mph OVER the speed limit, right? My assumption is that, despite being used to measure speed over a distance of 2000ft instead …

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