Adult

When will I realise I’m an adult? Yesterday Zeldman gave us a link, but warned that it contained bad language and that we had better check with our parents before viewing it. I had the phone in my hand before I realised what I was doing: “Hi Mum, it’s me – there’s this link on a site I want to look at, but it uses bad language and it said to check with your parents, soo… ummm.. can I look at it?” “Well as your 26 I’m sure you’ll cope…”CLICK….bbrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Still it’s not such a bad state of mind.

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Screwed

My ISP (LineOne) recently ended the payment scheme I was using. I had 24/7 access for £5 a month. They are now offering LineOne SurfTime (run of the back of the BT SurfTime package) for £9.99 a month for off-peak access only. Unfortunately my local exchange is not yet equipped to handle SurfTime so it isn’t available to me. Which means I am left to pay for any Internet calls as I make them – an expensive business. We rent our accomodation so can’t get cable in. In short I’m screwed. BT have promised my exchange will be SurfTime compatible by the end of October. Until that time these will be the only updates you see on this site. Once …

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Manager

Strange week – kinda floated through it. Accomplished most of what I meant to. Most, not all – I’ve really gone off the boil as far as the design aspect of this site is concerned (hey who said I was never on!). Still working at it. No Zeldman to ease me into the day, no k10k to consume at lunchtime, and too slow a connection for various CoolStop Flash picks. Strange week. Still I do feel refreshed and ready to go back to work with some vigour. Promotion aside (I’m a Manager now!) it’s time to step up my game and really push things. I can see the trouble spots but they will be handled when they arise. Onward and …

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Faith

I was in a church, yesterday, for the first time in, oohhh…4 years? longer? I felt very hypocritical, but was glad I went – it reminded me why it leaves such a strange taste in my mouth. Now, don’t get me wrong (again…), I have amazing respect for anyone who can devote themselves to a religion, mainly because I could never do it myself. I still don’t understand how anyone could let their minds and souls be controlled in such a fashion. The thing that struck me most, and something I had never really noticed before now, was how the picture of the world at large was divided easily into black and white. Church of Scotland is by no means …

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Mucho relaxo

I love this state of mind. It’s Wednesday and I’m not quite sure the date. It’s amazing how easily I’ve slipped out of work mode. I suppose sitting about doing nothing is helping though. Mucho relaxo. I’ll be working on the new design this afternoon, and would imagine it will be done for the end of the week. I’m also working on a skin for NextStart at the moment. Whistler style. Nothing new, but it fits my current WindowBlinds skin. Excellent weekend BTW. A couple of drinks on Saturday – we are still deciding what will be our ‘local’ and the obvious choice is straight across the road – (I can see it if I lean back in my seat). …

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Olympian

Once again it is the other stories that capture the memory. Derek Redmond being helped to hobble to finish his heat, Muhammad Ali collecting his gold (again), and Eric the Eel. A man who had never swum 100 metres and had never seen a 50m pool. 16,000 people watched him ‘race’ and win his heat. The other two swimmers in his heat were disqualified for a false start, meaning all he had to do was complete the distance to go through. Brilliant, I was on the edge of my seat, yelling. Those are the moments that I remember about the Olympics. Mind you a tear entered my eye when Mr.Redgrave made it 5 in 5. Zeldman – new splash page, …

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Ouch

Sore leg – no I mean really really sore. Knee in calf muscle sore. Limping heavily sore. Already phoned doctor sore (which, as Louise will testify, means it must be really really sore…). Still I’m on holiday next week. No not going anywhere, but I am hoping to get the re-design finished. Mind you after all the hype I suspect it won’t live up to expectations! Mine included.

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Throbbing

Happy Birthday to the Big Chuffer! I hope the coming year is as good as the last one. Stirling was OK. Hungover. Still. Bummer. Mind you at least I didn’t run ‘over’ a car… tut tut tut… LOL. Holiday in a week’s time. A week of no work. In fact probably a week of not much at all. Might try and do some exercise, and I’ll be making the most of the last few days of the 24/7 internet access. Hey, I might even get the re-design finished, and start on… ohhh what’s the point. I might do SomeTHiNG, I might not.

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