Roll on the holidays

For various historical and religious reasons, none of which I pay much heed to, I will be on holiday from this Friday through to Tuesday the 3rd of May. Given that it’s only costing me three days from my holiday allowance, then it’s almost like a free holiday. Part of that time will involve a trip to Skye, which I’m really looking forward to as I’ve never been that far north on the west coast of Scotland. My camera is primed, the USB stick of moosick is full (8GB of very random tuneage), and Kirsty and I are really looking forward to it. After that it will be a lazy time for the most part, a well deserved break and …

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Free is Free

A few weeks back Radiohead, a fairly well-known rock band from England, released their new album via the web and in a fairly radical move, allowed people to pay whatever price they wanted for the privilege. Anything from £0.00 to £100, they said (I wonder what the top amount paid was…). Since then… apart from a couple of press releases full of ill-thought out stats… nothing. What happened? Where is all the noise? Where are the “told-you-so” bleatings? What happened to the “revolutionise-the-music-industry”? It’s a disappointing damp squib if you ask me. On one side, Radiohead remain silent on the matter. Or as good as. On the other side the press was quick to report that a large number of …

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Fashion

“I mean, look at him” “Who?” “That guy, with the tan jacket” “What about him?” “Well I know I’m not the most fashionable guy, but even I wouldn’t wear THAT” “What? A tan jacket??” “No, ohh can’t you see from there? Ahhh wait a minute, wait until that woman moves the buggy… wait…” “OH MY GOD!” “See, told you.” “But why? I mean… why? That’s just SO wrong. Do you think she dressed him and forgot he was a guy?” “Hey, at least they match his jacket.. and they’re clean, they certainly don’t look like they’ve ever seen a building site that’s for sure.” “You’re right there, cleanest pair of work boots I’ve ever seen!!” “Still doesn’t explain why he’s …

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Refresh

Update: Allowing people to add a comment might help, huh. Should be working now. Apologies for being a numpty. So, it’s not all working yet but, frankly, that jarring Christmas theme was beginning to annoy. Whaddya think? Ohh. You might wanna refresh the page, by the way, for there is a new coat of paint on the site. What’s new? Well for a start the comments are now WordPress comments. No more pop-ups. Gosh I’m SO up-to-date, aren’t I. And no, I haven’t imported all the old comments, as important as they are it’s just TOO manual labour. I might do them slowly, in small batches. But I doubt it. Same goes for the miniblog, the old posts will remain …

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Questions Answered – Wrapup

Early in October of this year, I stole an idea and asked my readers to ask me a question. 14 questions and almost 12 weeks later I’m finished. In case you missed any of them, here are those answers in full: 4.56 AM or other similar times that should not exist, what to do when you find yourself there Mackerel: an intimate portrait Redesigns I have hated, and why The 15th Guinness, table top dancing, questionable headwear and other fun things to do at a blogmeet Time travel for bloggers Five Things The Scottish Could Learn From The English, and Five Things The English Could Learn From The Scottish If one life is all you get, then The ideal jogging …

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Edinbruuh

This time tomorrow I’ll be in sunny Edinburgh. Well technically speaking I’ll be in a pub in the basement of a building so the chances of getting any sun are remote. Too late to change the venue now though. I’m quite looking forward to this blogmeet. The first one was exciting for different reasons, not least if anyone would turn up (thankfully someone did), but there is also the rather odd experiencing of meeting, what is essentially a group of strangers. This time round I think we’ll number between 5 and 10 depending on who arrives when, couple of people are coming along later, and if everyone makes it, and I’m hoping to get to meet three bloggers in particular …

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Memo?

Did I miss something? Is there a reason that there are only two people in the office, including myself? I came in early as I need to leave early to get that last present for Louise, but even by 8.30 am there are usually at least three or four people in the office. Did I sleep too long? Is it Saturday?! UPDATE: 9am and now three of us. Ohh there is one advantage to a quiet office, I can actually hear when the kettle is boiled now. Admittedly that’s because we got a new one that whistles when it’s boiled but it is SO very quiet in here. Kinda spooky. Think I’ll put some music on. UPDATE: As you were. …

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Working at homeIt’s oh so quiet, and I’m getting loads done. The main thing I enjoy about working at home is the freedom it gives you. I did a couple of hours last night so I could have a bit of a lie-in, and I’m ploughing through various bits and bobs I’ve been meaning to tackle for ages. I know that studies back me up, but I get SO much more done working at home, without interruptions to talk about the weather, or whether I think ‘such-and-such has dyed his hair’, or ‘did you see the Liverpool game last night’. Which I did, what a game and what a pity Liverpool didn’t make it through to the next stages, exciting …

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Modern phones

I believe phones these days are quite clever, they include a microphone to amplify your voice… SO YOU DON’T NEED TO KEEP SHOUTING!!! Grrrrrrr… I’m very tempted to turn round and hang up her phone, but I won’t… maybe…

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