Pondering

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What a weird day. Weird in that not much has happened, so I’ve got very little to say. As for links, well it’d only be stuff about the news over the weekend, and two events from the Commonwealth Games that caught my eye (the marathon runner who, as he won the race, didn’t realise he…

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Blogathon 2002

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Congrats to all those brave, hardy souls who stayed up for 24 hours. Hopefully all the charities involved will benefit well. I might even try it myself next year (yeah yeah I said that last year too). Missed all the hoo-haa? Blogathon 2002

Odd weekend

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Friday night, a few beers after work, then onto dinner with family (my brother-in-law and his girlfriend, and my sister-in-law). Then onto the heady nightspots of Dumbarton, where, once again, I am reminded that it’s not WHERE you are, it’s WHO you are with. Night finished at 3:30 a.m. (allegedly) and as my legs were…

BBC NEWS SHOCKER

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Developing news: The well established and highly regarded BBC News website has turned to parody and satire. Experts* presume that falling ‘hits’ have prompted this move, but are baffled as to why it has happened so suddenly. This kind of story is direct evidence of this new direction. It is worrying that such a reliable…

Hicky Burpday

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George Bernard Shaw Born on this day in 1856: A brief biography.

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Mmmm… Donuts

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(Homer Simpson quote, hence the lazy American spelling…) I work for a wonderful company. They buy us cakes and doughnuts every Friday. Cream filled, chocolate covered doughnuts. Damn, should’ve washed my hands before typing, keyboard all sticky..

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Lunchtime reading

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As predicted I’ve finished my ‘work’ already, so I can push on to other things, which is good as they are usually the things that get dropped first. However I’ve decided on an early lunch and a quick surf first, and I thought I would share the fruits of my labour with you: The art…

Yawn

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Working at home today. Which is good. However as usual I fell into my trap of deciding to do some work last night, so I could get a bit of a lie-in. Of course it doesn’t work that way, never has, I just keep forgetting. So, turned off the laptop at 00:34 last night, and…

Science IS Cool

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If I told you that Light Emitting Polymer will be the next ‘cool’ gadget to have (quotes around cool in case you don’t think gadgets are, by definition, cool. Of course no-one like that actually exists so I guess it’s a bit defunct, anyway I digress…) you’d probably tell me I was mad.. I say,…

The end of the world is nigh

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OK, not quite, but I’m still amazed at the number of people who get caught by email viruses. If in doubt, don’t open the attachment. Simple, or so you would think. These worst case virus scenarios are a bit scary though, I might have to revise my working practises.

Miscellany

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Minority Report. Further to my comments, Mr.Sippey has delved a bit further into some of the issues, and prompted an interesting discussion about all things in the ‘projected future’. Single-Use Credit Card Numbers. Mentioned in today’s Lockergnome newsletter, these sound very clever and I’m not sure why they aren’t publicised more, probably a lot more…

Half full or half empty?

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When considering the adage about half full or half empty glasses, I have to admit that my usual question concerns the person who bought the glass in the first place. If they had bought a smaller glass then the same amount of liquid would have filled it… Ohhh I think I see where my ‘attitude’…

BBL

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A random comment made by someone in our office as they walked past my desk has just wasted 15 minutes of my lunch: … and then he picked out some lint from his belly button How does it get there? Why is it, almost always, blue? Some extensive research later and gleaned some interesting facts:…

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How to find me

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OK last post for tonight, some search referrers: I appear 3rd on Google if you search for “naked chicks with no payment needed” . 159th if you search on Yahoo for “Lynda Bellingham” – the question now being, did that person click on ALL 159 links? I, again, appear 3rd on Google for the search…