iTunes

Adrian sent me a link to this article: 21 Reasons why iTunes sucks. It’s interesting but, for me, it’s badly named. Should be 20 Reasons why iTunes sucks. Why? Read on!

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Ad Hoc

Received this from a friend. Might not be as funny for you, dear reader, as you lack context but it made me giggle. Is “Ad Hoc” a process? They seem to be working very hard to perfect it. In other news, I’m very very very busy.

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Mob Rage

Gosh what a nasty lot you are! I can almost picture you all, gathered on mass, banners held high, BAN HIM BAN HIM BAN HIM!!! And not once has anyone mentioned free speech. I’m so proud of you (I knew you wouldn’t let me down). For the record I’d already pretty much decided on my course of action, but thanks to Adrian for suggesting a comment policy, I’ve created one much to my dismay. The best line I’ve read on this issue, sorry can’t recall where, in fact I may even have made it up myself (“Blogger in original content shocker!” the headlines blare) was that “your site is not a public forum, it is a private one with millions …

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Paper Less

I think it’s fair to say that most of us are quick to criticise our banks. Generally they are a fairly easy target, making BILLIONS of ££s profit whilst screwing their customers for every tiny little penny. So I thought I’d just pause to congratulate my bank for finally allowing the option of a paper-less bank account. I can now (and have) opt to have my statement sent via email, or not to have a statement sent at all. I’ve opted for the latter, as the online system is more than adequate. Bravo HBOS. Hey, hang on. This saves them even MORE money. Dammit!

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In touch

Louise’s mental Aunt Brenda has started using Bebo to keep her contact details up-to-date. I’ve looked at similar systems in the past but never bitten the bullet. Anyone tried any of these online contact sites? Recommendations? Ones to avoid?

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Reverence

I was going to write about sleep patterns as mine seem to have shifted, but someone’s done it already. I was going to write about the History of Mother’s Day, but someone’s done it already. So, instead I’ll write about the past couple of days. Saturday morning didn’t start too well. I woke with a thumping headache and thought I was in for another migraine but thankfully a couple of painkillers put paid to that. Not that we had much planned but I really didn’t want to spend the day lying in a darkened room, trying not to throw up. And no, it wasn’t alcohol related. Ohh and whilst I remember, I get a headache most Saturday mornings without fail, …

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Sick box

If you don’t read 43 Folders you should. For example: Create a “sick boxâ€? – Make up a little box filled with all the stuff you’ll want fast access to on the next morning you wake up with a cold. TheraFlu, cough drops, fresh box of Kleenex, unwatched DVD you’ve been saving, a nice trashy novel, and the phone numbers of anyone you’d need to contact at work. Believe me, you’re in no mood to collect this crap when you wake up with the flu kicking your ass. Genius I tells ya!!

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Missed?

Worked at home today, been glued to this chair for about the last 6 hours without fully realising, at least that was until I turned my head to answer the phone. OWW! Anyway, I always end up feeling decidely cut off when I work at home. Which is why I do it, obviously, for the peace and quiet and the ability to get things done, but I do miss the interaction of the office, particularly the jokes and innuendos and conversations that would make no sense to anyone else involved. For example, two of us recently spent several minutes of company time trying to figure out how you would make “air asterisks”. See, I told you it wouldn’t make any …

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