Miscellany

Right there are a few things that have zipped past the McLean radar in the past few days, none of which are THAT big they warrant a mention outright but I do just want to say that: I’m beginning to see the appeal of the iPod Shuffle (the new ones come with newer headphones ya know) since getting Louise one at Xmas. The simplicity of it, plug in and press play, hits home hard during the past few weeks of hectic activity. Yes, choosing a playlist has become a hassle. Yes, I am one lazy bastard. I’ll have a blue one please. Creating a theme for WordPress has been hugely rewarding. Mainly because I now understand more about the platform …

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tagging taking off

Tagging Taking Off “Tagging allows social groups to form around similarities of interests and points of view. If you’re using the same tags as I do, we probably share some deep commonalities”. An excellent way to say that it doesn’t matter that people tag the same thing in different ways. I still find tagging too much effort though, which is why I loved the Lazy Sheep bookmarklet (no longer being developed) which auto-tagged del.icio.us posts for you.

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word made flesh

Word made flesh Diagramming sentences “… is kinky because it forces the structure of language to wear the clothes of images. A sentence diagram is less a map than a portrait, and in this vaudeville language is painted, corsetted and trussed.”

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