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I got my first tattoo when I was 21, the second when I was 23. I’ve yet to get a third. To this day I’m still not 100% sure why I got a tattoo, although I do know that I am happy with them and don’t regret the decision at all. Typically, if you ask…

Found in the comments

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Rachael? Who’se Rachael? Ohh she left a link… hey that looks nice (i.e. she’s a babe). I would suggest that her ‘meager html skills’ are looking mighty fine to me! Visit the cats meow and let me know what you think.

random thoughts from a small head

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The rain. It rained yesterday. Let me rephrase, the weather had obviously had enough and decide it was gonna “get biblical on yo ass!” (Ya dig?). Official News about the Rain. Gert’s posting on the topic. (tee hee) ~ Batman vs Superman. The Movie. Seriously. ~ Meg asks if anyone has one and Nikki shows…


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Caffeine boosts stress levels. It’s a terrible thing, having an addiction, and mine is a very mild one. My name is Gordon and I need a coffee in the morning. Is it psychological? Would de-caffeinated coffee work? This report makes me think that I should at least give it a try. In saying that I…

Hicky Burpday

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The little red boat turns one, and we get an explanation of why it’s called the little red boat. Way to go Anna!! (I would ‘Big her up’ as suggested by her sister, but I’m not sure what that contains…)

80s Music

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Vaughan asks whatever happened to… [fill in obscure 80s one-hit wonder band member] The first thing it kicked off for me was the memory of a track from my first ever record – a Long Player. The track was “A man called Marco” a small guitar piece from the Adam & the Ants album “Friend…

Typing is hard

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A colleague was just asking about why we use the QWERTY keyboard system, this prompted discussions about typing, and other keyboard layouts, such as the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard. Do YOU know how QWERTY came about? Neither did I.

Obscene words

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The Vocabula Review “Fuck” is an interesting word, linguistically speaking. It has the virtues of brevity, adaptability, expressiveness, and is understood universally. It has a huge number of synonyms, ranging from coy euphemisms to acceptable jocular equivalents to coarse vulgarities.

Monkeying around

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Roof-top chair move sparks rooftop monks’ brawl. This was an experiment. Did the title ‘Monkeying around’ give you a certain image as you read the article? Yeah, same as me then…


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New format, new approach, and once again a redesign that makes me cry with jealously. A site deep in content, take your time, don’t rush through speakeasy.


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We have two digital handsets at home. They are made (as says the sticker on the box) by Ascom. Ascom’s website is here: Their support website for handsets (terminals), taken from the handset User Guide, is here:

Too hot?

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Yes, I’m on a roll now. Everyone (who’s not in Scotland) keeps moaning on about how hot it is… so here are some Tips for staying cool. My favourite? “Try to go to a public building with air conditioning each day for several hours.” Sage advice indeed.

Change your links

Reading time: < 1 min is now the Big Pink Cookie – Taking the Blah out of the Blog. (I’m putting aside my dislike for bubblegum pink for the time being…)


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Just after I’ve said I can’t find anything worth talking about, I come across this: The Plot Thickeners. I kinda knew this, having read something about it a few months back in one of the Sunday Papers (the capital P means it was one of the broadsheets). What I find fascinating is the other writers,…