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BikeWhat make was your first bike? What did it look like? I’ll bet you.. well nothing as I’m skint, but I’m confident that you can all remember your first bike. Name, model, colour, accessories probably.. Mine? A Raleigh Boxer (in blue), including handlebar streamers and in-spoke reflectors. My friend had one the same and his…

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Weekend InspirationSaturday we ventured through to see the families and drop off an HTML book to my nephew (15yrs old and I just KNOW he’ll be coding like a pro in about.. ohh 2 weeks?). Ended up staying at my parents for dinner, having a few Guinness and a game of Trivial Pursuit. Now I’m…

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Tune!OK Disco Divas, the new Tune of the Moment is just for you… well kinda…

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Baggage screeningThink you could spot a knife or gun in an X-ray of bag or briefcase? Think you could do the job? MSNBC has an interesting look at baggage handling in the wake of government reforms in the US. Find out how hard the job is.I scored 50% and marked 4 bags incorrectly, but many…

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HungoverDrinks with two best mates – goodKronenburg 1664 – bad. Oh so v.bad. And I’m slightly miffed that my blog entry at 1am from an BT Internet point hasn’t appeared… christ knows what it said mind you..

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Blog Twin

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TwinningSeems I’ve got a new blog twin. Everyone say hello to snazzykat.

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Internet Explorer 6.0Hmmm. OK BEFORE you flame me for using IE.. ehhh… hang on and I’ll find a good reason… hmmm better than Mozilla ? *ducks* Anyhoo, if you have the aforementioned browser, have you spotted this little feature? With a browser window open so you can view the status bar (the bit bottom left…

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RamblingsPopped up to the shop for lunch and on the way back two police horses (and riders obviously) were walking up the street. Which made me smile (which was nice…). Out for beer tonight with a couple of mates, one of whom I haven’t seen for… ohh about a year? Hey, it’s not like he…

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Anti-SpamI get around 5 or 6 spam emails a day at work and 10-15 on my home account, so it’s not too bad, however I have noticed a rise in the last couple of months so I’ve started looking for a solution. Thankfully that clever bloke Fred Langa has done the same, so rather than…

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Last night on TVCelebrity Big Brother – which I fear may be on more than it is off.A live autopsy – causing a lot of controversy. (The people that paid to see it live made a choice, the people that tuned to Channel 4 made a choice, now move along please..)Life of Mammals – which…

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Today is…A special day at Hydragenic. Thirty-Five Fragment day no less! (Although I have a feeling that it marks something else…)

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RTFM

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I’m published baby, yea! Finally got around to writing an article for Speakeasy, and whaddya know, that nice bloke Carey published it (and only a couple of grammatical errors to correct too, which were only in there to see if he was paying attention…). Titled “R.T.F.M. – The plight of the Technical Communicator” it is…

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If you work in I.T. you will no doubt have heard the abbreviation R.T.F.M. at some point. It stands for “Read The Frickin’ Manual”. As a Technical Communicator by trade it is always disappointing to hear it uttered. Hours and hours of research, learning and knowledge accumulation are pored into most software manuals, and all…

Corporate Communication

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I have a slight bee in my bonnet about bad communication. In our Information Age I can find out most things almost instantly these days (e.g. the origin of having a bee in your bonnet), yet within the walls of our office you hear a lot of things via the grapevine rather than through a…

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Trust meBeen looking about some celebrity blogs and so far, the best has to be RuPauls. No seriously, it has some very honest stuff in there, especially the bio – timeline. Worth a read if you ask me.

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