Paying for stuffI’ve been on a bit of a spending spree recently. I’ve long been a subscriber to various ‘ezines’ and of course there are a few tools that make publishing this very website possible. I also use, and have used, some pieces of shareware for quite a while now, and all in all the guilt has become too much. So Tag & Rename, BlogRoll, LangaList, and soon Blogger Pro. I would pay for the Lockergnome newsletter, but it’s free, as is Winamp. I own PaintShop Pro and Homesite (used to create this site) and WindowBlinds. And of course the behemoth that is Microsoft Office. All the other ‘essential’ programs I use are free. Yes I have used pirate software, …

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Unfitted

Proper induction at gym today. Time to find out exactly how unfit I am. This is followed by a game of 5-a-side football. Another chance to find out exactly how unfit I am. Needs must , but I do question the sanity of playing football in this kind of weather. Hydragenic has updated – all CSS and using Blogger Pro too. Damn I’m never gonna get ahead of the pack, am I? 😉

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Squelch

waferbaby ~ fusion. Join the fusion. I mean if an artistically challenged, clam handed goof like me can have a go, why can’t you? Walked to the station this morning, about 25 minute walk in the pouring, no deluging rain (you know what I mean, right?). It’s amazing what you think about and it really helps clear my brain, woke up in a foul mood. By the time I got to the station I was calm. I’d ponder about work and what I need to do, about some stuff I really need to do at home, possible holidays for us this year. Yes, a long walk in the rain really makes you realise things, most specifically that I need waterproof …

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