New Beginnings

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I self censor what I write more and more these days, and looking back at some of the earlier wordage I realise that, like me, this site has evolved. Firstly there is the constant need for approval, the checking of referrer logs to see if I’m popular or not, then the recriminations of self to…

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2003

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To recap or not to recap. That is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the ignomy of the past quietly, or pour over thoughts and events with a crucial eye. Or, ultimately, can I be bothered?

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Brrrrrrrrrr

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-6C this morning, and probably about the same at the moment. Thankfully a large supply of Lemsip was bought before Christmas.

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R.I.P.

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Bob Monkhouse. I guess he had already enjoyed the high point in his career before I was aware of him. Time for re-runs, special tributes and all the contemporary comics of our time will line up and praise the man they lambasted for so long.

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Back

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Phew. Survived. Just. Bit of a cold though. Sorry Alex, hope you had a good birthday night out.

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iPOD design

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Father of invention: “The iPod is like a cigarette pack for those addicted to music instead of tobacco.” Very apt. Of course, if you want to grab one at the last minute you are probably out of luck. John Lewis reported yesterday that they have sold out of them. Understandable as approximately 1.79 iPods were…

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File Sharing

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Kazaa Not Responsible for Swapping: “The makers of Kazaa, the world’s most popular computer file-sharing program, cannot be held liable for copyright infringement of music or movies swapped on its free software, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled Friday.” How did I miss this, surely this is BIG news?

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'Tis the season

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Meg rightly points out some Amazon wish list mysteries, and I’ll add another gotcha ‘found’ by a friend. If someone buys you a pressie from Amazon they can specify that it is a gift. If, for whatever reason, you have to return it note that they won’t just let you exchange it, or give you…

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Forwarded

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Couldn’t resist. Some wisdom from children: When your dad is mad and asks you, “Do I look stupid?’ Don’t answer. Hannah, age 9 Never tell your Mom her diet’s not working. Michael, age 14 Don’t pull Dad’s finger when he tells you to. Emily, age 10 When your Mom is mad at your dad, don’t…

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Merry Christmas to all

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I’ll be about tomorrow but have lots to do so I thought I’d take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. If you don’t celebrate Christmas then enjoy your day off. If you don’t have a day off.. emmm.. sorry.. I’ve gotten today’s posting out of the way for the most part (scroll down)…

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Word Association

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Cleaner. (If you want an impromptu game, grab me on MSN Messenger: snowgoon2206)

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Ta Google

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Spotted at last night’s concert: NATO SecGen Lord Robertson.

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Wrong

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There is something wrong about being in work this close to Christmas. It’s the first time in about 5 years I’ve done it and it’s just not right. Mind you, there is a perverse pleasure to be gained watching people scurry about at lunchtime, panic etched on their faces, consulting hastily scrawled lists or mobile…

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Period Festivities

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We were at the Raymond Gubbay Christmas Concert: Carols by Candlelight, tonight. It was more classical than I thought, but I knew all the pieces. Stand out was, of course, the chorus singing Stille Nacht, a wonderfully soft, harmonised arrangement which I’ve heard before. In fact I was surprised, as was Louise, at how many…

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Shame

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So I thought I’d take a quick skim through the other ‘almost’ winners of THAT competition (which I really don’t wanna say any more about as I fear I’ve already upset Gert – still luv ya sweetie!). (“sweetie”? WTF?) I happen across the runner-up: apparently nothing at all, and see there is a Powershot S30…

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