Status: Blogmeeting

I’m on the train, heading for Edinburgh and wondering if I should have charged the spare battery for my camera. Oh well, too late now. My ultimate destination will be the Jolly Judge pub, and I should be there from just before 2pm until… well… sometime much later. My last train back is at 9.20pm, and there is every chance that, once again, I’ll JUST make it and spend the first few minutes of the journey trying to catch my breath. Ohhh OK, I’ll probably just be recovering when we chug into Motherwell station an hour later. If you are in Edinburgh and are free anytime after 2pm, feel free to pop along. Bloggers, non-bloggers, friends and family. All welcomed. …

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Currently..

What a lovely start to the day. Stepped out of the station onto a pavement strewn with litter, foodstuffs, bottles, wrappers, newpapers all trampled and matted underfoot. Very much like the aftermath of a big concert which, as it happens, was apt because the rubbish had been generated by a large queue of people all of whom I presume are desperate to get their hands on tickets for this years T in the Park. They could’ve used the bins though. Young people today. *tut tut* Apparently some of them had been queueing since 8pm last night. I didn’t realise The Who were that popular (you’d better you bet!). Back at work today, having spent the last couple of days at …

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Charlie Connelly

I hear mention that Mr. Connelly has mentioned my site in his randomly regular email newsletter thingy doo-dah. If you’ve arrived here from that email, then clicking this link here will take you to my review of his book. Ohh and feel free to have a poke about the rest of the site, plenty of waffling nonsense to keep you occupied for.. ohh.. minutes.

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One Blogger only

Yesterday, during my experiment with Odeo – experiment, mucking about on the ‘net; potAYtoes, poTAHtoes – Richard asked “if you could only ask one… from anywhere in the world.. which blogger would you invite along to the blogmeet on Saturday?” My initial reaction was to look overseas, and at one of the better known bloggers. Jason Kottke, Heather Armstrong or such like. People I’ve been reading for many years now. Then there are those who I admire for their work in a particular area – mainly web design – and from there I thought it would be best if I could at least decide on what “type” of blogger I would want to invite. Would I prefer to meet one …

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Past Remarkables

I’m notoriously bad at this kind of thing, so whilst it’s in my head let me update you on a few things that I’ve mentioned in the past few weeks. 1. Selling my old phone on eBay. Thanks to you lot, I started the ‘dispute’ process and have since sold my phone to a ‘real’ buyer. The auction finished yesterday. 2. Bacon. Thanks for the recipes and comments. I can happily say that it we’ve had no problems defrosting it, nor with the ‘use by’ date. We’re down to 19 packs, having given my parents some at the weekend. 3. Guardian vs Diamond Geezer. I do watch my stats but whilst not obsessed about them (honest!) they did offer an …

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Fool to myself

Regular readers will be bored silly of my repeated assertions of just How Busy I Am, and how I’ve been trying To Get More Organised. So, rather than harp on again, I’ll just preface any posts that may, or may not, appear this week with the disclaimer of I Am Busy. There, now I can post willy-nilly on all matter of silly subjects, pepper my posts with poor punctuation, and leave my spelling to the mercy of the gods of entymology (not even sure if I spelled that right, don’t care either). The latter point may seem lazy but I’m always assured that someone (he of the recent shave) will be a worser speller than I. I’d love to blog …

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Time flies

Didn’t venture over the door yesterday, not even to put the bins out. Awful weather, cold wind, driving rain, yeuch. So we stayed in, Louise made some cards, I hacked on with a mockup of a site (one of two on the go at the moment), and gave a little more thought to the seminar on Blogging and Communities I’ve been asked to present at. The initial nerves have subsided and whilst previously I’d been worrying that I wouldn’t be able to fill the 45 minute slot, my main concern now is that 45 minutes may not be long enough!! Ohh and lest I forget, I’d like to thank mike for his generous help, very much appreciated indeed. I may …

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Attention All Shipping

Attention All Shipping by Charlie Connelly Received as a birthday present last year this was an ideal “train” book as it’s automatically broken into chunks for, as it says on the front cover, this book is “a journey round the shipping forecast”. It also holds a tiny bit of extra importance for me as the journey in question starts and ends on my birthday! (I’m certain my Dad knew that when he bought the book.. right Dad??) Before I continue, I’ll ask you to stop reading and name as many areas in the shipping forecast as you can. Malin, Dogger, Fastnet, Trafalgar…. um …. Irish Sea?… erm… harder than it sounds, isn’t it. Well it was for me having never …

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RSS This

I’ve updated the feeds available from this site (and one day I’ll figure a nice clean way to present the choices, for now this is all you get). The main site feed now includes a daily cull of my del.icio.us links. Thanks largely to the lazy sheep bookmarklet, I’m using del.icio.us a lot more these days, and when I spotted that FeedBurner could grab and combine links from there as well I thought “why not?”. Finally I’d like to introduce the new Super-Duper Trough of Informationtm feed. Powered by Suprglu (where you can also see the information displayed on a web page) it pulls in content from my blog, the overflow, del.icio.us, haloscan, flickr, and last.fm. Blimey. One thing to …

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