Finish This Sentence

Ignoring the fact I have been specifically tagged, and not completed, a few memes in the past couple of months, this one I think I can tackle. Thanks to Cliff for the open invite. 1. My uncle once: remembered my birthday (LOL!!). 2. Never in my life: have I chosen to eat a raw tomato, ick ick ick. 3. When I was five: I had the run of the house as my sister had yet to appear. 4. High school was: much the same as anyone else who was smarter than most and didn’t “fit in” with the cool kids. 5. I will never forget: finishing my first 10K and the emotions that went with that. 6. Once I met: …

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The weekend! It's the weekend!!

I’m sitting on the sofa with some weird MTV programme blaring at me, but my niece seems to be enjoy it, despite my protestations… Yesterday was the first Xmas ‘event’ of the year, namely the Development Team’s away day. 50 of us, crammed into a nearby gastro-pub, crackers, crap toys, and turkey. All washed down by … Guinness. Still the food wasn’t all that bad, and it was good to unwind, the last two weeks have been manic as we headed towards a release deadline. And so my attention turns to Christmas. We are heading through to my parents today to help put their tree up. Something I’ve not done for many years, and at some point I’ll need to …

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Bloggers on the Radio

Listen to the show (requires Real Player). Very interesting, especially the first half, trying to put faces (sites) to the voices. Well done to Margaret for pulling the whole thing together, and to everyone involved. It is a little odd though, remembering reading some of the posts and my interpretation of them and then balancing that against the author reading what he/she wrote and giving it their own emphasis. The best example is Peter’s comments about the MTV invasion of Leith which becomes a lot more powerful a message with the author’s voice inserting the pauses and emphasis as he planned. Of course, he is a seasoned radio pro, so probably had an unfair advantage… Here’s the list of participants …

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Kazaa!!

My name is Gordon McLean, and I am a ‘net pirate’. OK, so I’m not the person that wrote the article. I’m lying. Sorry. However, the main point of the article is true. Personally, despite having access to more tracks than I could ever hope to listen to in my life time, I STILL buy CDs. And there’s the rub. If it’s a well known artist, and particularly if I own some of their previous work, I am more likely to part my some hard earned moolah than I would be on a CD of which I know little about and have only heard one or two tracks on MTV(2). Now, give me the opportunity to buy those one or …

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Soon to be announced

Details are coming to light about more government schemes to follow on from the recently announced course to help people learn how to send text messages. The courses are aimed at the same sector of people and cover a range of diverse topics. Exact details have yet to be confirmed but the following a rumoured to be include: Remembering which side of the car the petrol cap is on.Programming your video – You DON’T need to call your 5 year old niece to help!Appreciating noise – Joining the MTV Generation.Shortening your attention span – addon to previous course. More details are expected soon.

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PDF files(Titled stolen shamelessly) A valid point, well made over at insubstantial. I couldn’t believe it when I hear that Dick and J are trying to get that Tatu video banned. It’s been on MTV for at LEAST two months now, possibly three, so they are a bit late… reactionary control never works (obviously).

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MTV 2 improvingThe playlist over the last hour or so… a bit better, but still pretty ‘safe’…Beck – New PollutionRadiohead – Karma PoliceOasis – Some might sayThe Strokes – Last nightQueens of the Stone Age – No one knowsMuse – New bornIdlewild – Live in a hiding place Mind you, it’s back round to the cycle from about 2 hours ago.. bleuch. Time for a CD methinks… Portishead anyone?

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