Internationally Speaking

Just visited the McAfee website and on one of the forms encountered a, shall we say, anomaly presented itself. I am a patriotic kind of guy, and I’m not in any way anti-American (I’m well aware that the percentage of idiots over there matches the numbers we have here), and when you actually consider what I’m about to tell you isn’t really about patriotism, jingoism or somesuch. Rather it’s a wonderful piece of bad programming that I’ve seen before, centred around the fact that (at least for the purposes of this discussion) the country I am identified with is known as both the United Kingdom (UK) and Great Britain (GB). I’m Scottish, and my country is part of Great Britain …

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Time flies

Didn’t venture over the door yesterday, not even to put the bins out. Awful weather, cold wind, driving rain, yeuch. So we stayed in, Louise made some cards, I hacked on with a mockup of a site (one of two on the go at the moment), and gave a little more thought to the seminar on Blogging and Communities I’ve been asked to present at. The initial nerves have subsided and whilst previously I’d been worrying that I wouldn’t be able to fill the 45 minute slot, my main concern now is that 45 minutes may not be long enough!! Ohh and lest I forget, I’d like to thank mike for his generous help, very much appreciated indeed. I may …

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Work, rest and play

The weekend creeps into view. Slowly. Tomorrow we’re off to Dumbarton to catch up with family; talk about next years holiday with sister-in-law, see if my Mum’s voice has returned to normal, give my sister a big hug*,and find out how my brother-in-law enjoyed New York. Louise is out on Saturday night so I get the TV/DVD/PS2 to myself. What to watch, what to play (Pro Evo 4 anyone? Errr… yes of course it’s legal m’laud). Sunday and… well no plans. I’ve got the grass to maim, and some weeding wouldn’t go amiss. Ohh and there are some international football games going on over the weekend as well. Good luck to Scotland and Wales (only because I reckon we’ll both …

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Pride

Bit of a dodgy topic this one, so stick with me. Tonight, whilst watching the football (yes yes I KNOW!) I’ll be… wait for it… supporting Portugal. In as much a way anyone of ‘neutral observer’ can support a team that is. Now, this is NOT because they are playing England. No. It is because they are the host nation and I think it keeps the excitement going a bit if they win. I’ve said before, and I’ll say again that France are my team, have been since I was 14 (vague memories of Platini, Tigana and Papin…). Anyway, this leads on nicely to a bit of a bug-bear, and I know I’m not alone in this. England. No not …

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Ouch

I can’t watch any more… 6-0… Update: It’s all over. The gulf between the teams was sorely evident, but here’s hoping the future of Scottish football (McFadden, Fletcher, Wilkie…) will be a bit brighter. Update 2: Bad luck to Wales as well – at least we can all now cheer on England….

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Staid Human

speechtherapy – coming from the rapidly expanding gallery that is labelled “Now why didn’t I think of that…”. I can sympathise completely with the editorial comment, I’ve been thinking much the same myself. That coupled with the fact that my life isn’t all that interesting (why do you come here?) and I too need to spend more time away from a PC to improve that side of things. Ohhh and Human Traffic kicked ass (sorry for the Americanism) BIG UP to the Wales club massive!!!! or something….

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Weekender

Friday night – dinner at brother-in-laws – food was excellent, chatted until 3:30 a.m. – top evening! Saturday – rugby was excellent – Wales game amazing and Scotland actually won! Sunday – coffee, cheese, crusty bread, a good book. Human Traffic just starting. How was your weekend?

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