Maxim

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“It’s nice to be nice” I used to think that was yet another cloying sentiment, a snippet of the wisdom of ye olde worlde. I used to scoff at people who said it, I used to mock them. Now? Now I’m turning into one of them. I consider myself selfish, self-serving and occasionally rude. I…

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Wimps

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Apparently it will be getting quite cold in the UK over the coming week. Why it may get down to -10C or even, perish the thought, -15C!! What’s all the panic about? I guess the problem is the British ‘kinda nothing’ climate, anything that slightly deviates from the norm and it’s panic stations all round….

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Whaes like us?

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Burns Night tonight. My Dad is the President of Dumbarton’s Burns Club (Association?). This year he has already sang at two Burns suppers, and has another eight to attend. Tomorrow night he travels to Dumfries to the Howff Club, which was formed in 1889. He told me a story this evening about the Globe Inn…

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WHOOOOOSSSHHHH

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“Believe it or not, that is the sound of an invasion, yes, that is the sound created by…” (Sorry that track started playing just as I was typing this – can you name it? – now, where was I?) Ohh yes. That is the sound of your weekend as it zips past. Yesterday’s DIY orgasms…

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Thank you Black & Decker

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Armed only with my cordless screwdriver and a hammer, we tamed the beast that is an MFI “Tall Robe with 3 drawers”. We bought it about 5 years ago (somewhere in Aylesbury) and it has travelled from our flat in Aylesbury, to a flat in Watermead, to a flat in Bothwell, to our house in…

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Offline

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Turn off, log out, shut down: Steve Cisler goes offline. “Some people can’t understand it; others envy me because they’re so tired of e-mail and spam and Nigerian 419 letters.” It’s an oft pondered thought here at Snowgoon Towers and views are frequently proferred by her ladyship on this topic, as always they are insightful,…

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Less is more

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Design-wise I’m a minimalist. I like clean edges, simple straight colours, lack of clutter. My watch is probably a good indication, and I’ve even researched how to use this approach for technical writing (my day job – an interesting article this one, applicable to much more than writing technical documentation). Web design also tends towards…

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Atom(ic) Blogger

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What is Atom? I was faffing (sp?) about with Blogger yesterday and spotted something that said Atom, but I never got around to checking it out (vaguely an RSS bell was ringing in my head). I’m not really sure what the impact of this will be, but I’ll dig around later on… but right now,…

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Only in the UK

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The Naked rambler completes his trek. Bravo that man. I think his motives were correct, and he never deviated from his core ideals – more power to him for that. However I do think that this is a uniquely British thing (eccentric? Maybe… slightly mad… definitely), no, not the ‘naked trek’ bit, the ‘naked trek…

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You must be joking

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A challenge, let’s see if we can progress this joke, one line at a time, in the comments boxes (Collaborative joke writing?) We’ll start with Green Hamster’s suggestion: A monkey, a dragon and a rat walk into a bar…

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Kung Hei Fatt Choi: 4701

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If you are celebrating it, Happy New Year to you. I hope the Year of the Monkey is full of new experiences and you enjoyed your successes. Celebration of the Chinese New Year Me? Year of the Ox: “Oxen are born leaders, inspiring confidence in everyone they come into contact with. However, they can be…

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Shush

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I’m here. At home that is, listening to the clunking, creaking bin lorry reverse into our cul-de-sac. There is a small crack in the ceiling in the corner of the room, my coffee cup sits, steaming, on my desk and I sit here and put off starting a million and one items on my list….

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FYI

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been thinking about you…. This is not me.

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Screwed again

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CD settlement forces prices up. OK, strictly speaking CD-WOW were breaking a law (I think, I can’t actually find proof of this anywhere, but I’ve not looked too hard), but considering the ‘threat’ to CD sales (which appear to be rising NOT falling) that the record industry keeps moaning about, you’d think they’d be glad…

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Ping

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Articles or news that is currently on my radar:1. Wireless Network Security for the Home (in 6 Easy Steps!)2. PHP/mySQL – I’m looking to setup a ‘membership’ site – see Chicago Bloggers for example – anyone got any suggestions?3. Photography – at lunchtime I’ll be scouring the web for tutorials and the like. I did…

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