A kick up the arse

So I’m now on pills for my blood pressure and next Tuesday they take blood to check my liver and kidneys are functioning correctly, and to see what my cholesterol level is at the moment. Then, later that day, I get an ECG. It’s all a bit… much really. As I feel fine but the numbers don’t lie. The disappointing thing, the thing that really fucks me off, is that for the past two weeks I’d been careful with my diet, cut out as much salt as I could, and managed a few short walks (still not enough I know but my knee still isn’t 100%), yet my blood pressure went up! Edit: Read on at your peril, it’s a …

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Selling my soul

I receive a bribe! Why am I starting to sound like JonnyB! and what’s with the exclamation marks! A friendly email, from a friendly person, from a company I’ve used before, arrives in my email. Apparently he’d like to bribe me to blog about his company and their website. I’ve used said company before, and was quietly impressed by what they had to offer (at that time) but this is different as money, or rather a voucher of monetary value, is involved. And so I find myself with a dilemma. Looking around the internet, in general not about this company in particular, there is plenty of bile, vitriol and ire spouted forth about all and sundry. Nary a product or …

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GMail

I now have 50 invites for GMail. Does this mean that it is coming out of BETA? If so it augers well for the likes of Flickr, Kinja and all the other semi-permanent BETA web apps that are so popular. But is this what it means? On one hand it’s kinda obvious. They want to spread the word and get as many people as possible to sign up. Simple enough, right? I’m not sure though, it seems awfully cack handed of Google to use that kind of approach when they are more than capable of launching this in a blaze of publicity themselves, why rely on a grass roots approach? So what are they up to? Maybe they are launching …

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