Alternative

I spent the weekend with some alternative friends. What a strange phrase that is, alternative to what? My regular friends? No, just a different grouping of people brought together by a different bond. Although I’d pause at saying some were friends, acquaintances perhaps? But that’s beside the point. Just as my best friendships all stem from the time we spent together drinking with nurses doing charitable good deeds at Hospital Radio Lennox, so this other group of people are forming around the part of my life I don’t really talk about. In fact none of us really talk about it except to each other, mostly. That sounds very insular, in fact it’s largely the opposite. There are other definitions of …

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The Best Man

In a rather lovely turn of events… ohh god, “rather lovely”, I can’t say that… in fact I’m not sure what I want to say about what it is that I want to say something about, bear with me. The basic facts are thus; my good friend Stuart is getting hitched, he phoned me last week and asked me to be his best man. Simple enough. It’s going to be a small and informal affair, with close friends and family only on the day itself (a Friday), and a larger reception on the Sunday evening. I’m truly honoured to be asked, as I’ve known Stuart for .. blimey.. 17 years. We met at Hospital Radio Lennox, as we were both …

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INTJ … I think

I remember going on a management training course and taking a Belbin test. It’s designed to help you create a perfectly balanced team with the right mix of ideas people to “do-ers”. I think I was pegged as the type of person who takes an idea and expands on it, plans it then hands it on to be completed. Obviously this is a theoretical model and most of us will have had to play one or more of these roles at any given time (ohh ok, we’ve all been ALL those roles at once). Anyway, that’s not what I wanted to talk about but it popped into my head. Remember when I bought www.gordonmclean.co.uk and www.gordonmclean.com, well I’ve been trying …

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Shush

Working from home has bonuses, I’m finally making in-roads to a business case I’ve been at for the past two weeks and getting some peace and quiet to read some specifications (yawn), it also means I’m not spreading germs about the place… yes that annoying phlegm has ganged together to become a cold.. how nice… Downside is the impromptu meetings and conversations you miss meaning I’ll spend Monday morning wondering what everyone is talking about. Other things ‘to be done’: Recovering my music files from iTunes ‘reorganisation’. Reworking existing playlists (and adding a few more) Hospital Radio Lennox re-design (as I’m getting content for it now) Scottish Blogs re-design – aiming for more of a directory with the webring taking …

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Upbeat

I enjoy working with computers. It may be sad, but it is true. I will quite happily sit for hours on end, tweaking a database design, updating a website, designing a skin etc etc. I don’t play games on it much. Recently though, it’s been taking over a bit. I’ve been spending more and more time on it, neglecting the important things. At the moment I have this website, Instant Ideas (a resource for hospital radio in the UK), and the Hospital Radio Lennox website which needs drastically updated. We have a couple of databases for our CD’s and video’s and I’m planning one for MiniDisc as well. I am in the midst of creating skins for WinAmp and WindowBlinds …

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