Struggled out for a run last night, bloody freezing it was, and had my first ‘confrontation’ with a small, slightly angry looking dog. Looked a bit like a pit bull to me so I gave it a wide berth, hoping that my day-glo yellow top would scare it off. Thankfully it only stood and glared…Continue reading (i)Plodding along
Might seem a bit of an odd topic for a tech author who is employed, as opposed to contracted to, a company, but someone made this comment in passing and it kind of struck a nerve as it applies regardless of your current position. We all have something to sell. It took me sometime to…Continue reading Selling your services
Here are a few thoughts that I should really expand into unique single posts but which currently lack the time or desire to do anything with. Wimbledon is upon us. It’s a simple enough game, and that very simplicity does appeal to me and whilst watching Tim Henman finally beat Carlos Moya yesterday, I found…Continue reading Brain dump
In preparation for painting on Sunday, I filled the iPod with a random selection of ‘general listening’ music, or as Louise said “I hope you didn’t just fill it with your crap…”. As it turned out it was a pretty good selection, even if we only got through 108 of 784 tracks.. Fast forward to…Continue reading How does it know?!
And just like that, I’m back at work… My family came over on Friday night and off we headed to a local hotel (Avonbridge) for a birthday dinner for Louise. Great food, shockingly bad service. We didn’t even bother staying for dessert, instead grabbing some Equi’s on the way home (Equi’s is a local ice…Continue reading Weekender
My ‘other’ site holds brief details on my little side job stuff, which is mainly focussed on web design. I’ve just finished a website (with another on the way) and it’s nice to get that little glow of achievement. I deliberately choose small projects, and it’s fun to take what I learn there into my…Continue reading one man sells?
Last Mac specific post for a while, promise. So, from left to right then: InstantShot! – with which the screenshot was taken. YouTune controls – play, next and the down arrow gives access to all the functionality. iScrobbler – Last.fm app. Google Notifier – which checks my GMail account and my calendar (with a Growl…Continue reading In my menubar I have…
It’ll be quiet here today as today marks the occasion when my beloved wife moves into her ‘mid-thirties’. Ohh I’m gonna pay for that one… Happy Birthday darling. I love you more than I have words to say, and considering the amount of words I throw about on a daily basis I guess that’s a…Continue reading Happy Birthday
As promised. In no particular order, and having installed several application “just to try” I have whittled down my must-have OSX apps to the following. I’m pretty sure these, although it’s early days yet, will remain on my Mac for quite a while, particularly as I’m happy with things and the only stuff I’m still…Continue reading On my Mac I have…
I’ve created a new category for these posts, it’s about time I think… Anyway, completed the jogScotland Glasgow Green 5K tonight, in a 29 mins and 18 secs!! Woooohoooo. My private aim was under 30 minutes but given that I was still a little leg heavy after Sunday’s 10K I was doubtful I’d manage it,…Continue reading 5km and Nike+