Rubber

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Anyone know where I can get a sheet of rubber, about half an inch thick should do it… It’s our washing machine you see (I know what you were thinking, perverts…) I’ve tried wedging it with bits of woods and all sorts but ultimately it ends up shaking them clear. It’s set to spin at…

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Connected

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So the nice Telewest man came out, did something outside and now my phone works. He also checked the digibox (TV) and my cable modem. Good idea that, I’d have hated it if he’d buggered them up whilst fixing the phone. However he did something to the cable modem, not sure exactly what, something to…

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Jack of all Trades

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If you’re eating enough fruits and vegetables, you must not give a damn about protein is Jeffrey Zeldman’s response to (amongst others) Standard Angst by Greg Storey. Zeldman’s point is one I can empathise with. It’s very similar to my professional job in approach, as these days, designing for the web encompasses a myriad of…

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Ask and ye shall receive

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No, I’ve not been to see the Passion of the Christ, this is much more unholy than that. I’ll warn you all now, this may not be pretty. However I’m determined to make this site more personal and if that means responding to a request here and there then so be it. With that, I’ll…

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DVD Player

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For those who have asked. The cheap DVD player I bought was a “COMPAKS” (sic) DVD 800. It was bought in Woolworths. The one advantage of these cheapers is that they play most formats, and are easily made to support multi-region DVDs. This means you could, possibly, although you’d be aware of the (il)legalities of…

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Bravo Communication

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I’m not a Moveable Type user, nor do I use TypePad, but that’s not the point. Having just read: Mena’s Corner: Where did those 22 other people come from? I’m struck by the honesty and courage it took to write it. It’s an honest appraisal of personal and company failings, and I’m sure it will…

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Twuntage: Take 2

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They did phone. The engineer will be out on Wednesday to fix the problem. You see somehow the ‘switch’ lost our details. So if you rang our number, it rang. Just not at our end. The engineer requested the details from the ‘switch’ and found it was blank (presumably except for our telephone number) so…

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Stage 2

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Thank you all for your flattering comments about the re-design. I’ll let you in on a wee secret though, all I did was change two graphics, and two margin settings in the stylesheet. So the horizontal background image (repeated across the page previously) was replaced by a vertical background image. The banner was the other…

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Twuntage

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(thanks for that word Lyle) A quick bit of background: We are with Telewest who also supply my our broadband connection and cable TV package. We’ve been with them since we moved in here, about 2 and a half years ago. I’ve paid every bill by direct debit. So, Friday afternoon I realise our phone…

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If you believe..

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Was thinking of heading to bed early last night, decided to take a last flick through the channels and was rewarded with the opening scene for Man on the Moon. This was a movie I’d wanted to catch when it was at the cinema, and never managed it, I guess I could’ve picked it up…

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What? Eh? Ohhh fine…

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Bit blurry today, helped neither by the clocks changing nor the two bottles of wine last night. Still a quiet day planned, helped largely by the fact that our phoneline is dead (engineer out on Monday). So that leaves today free to… bugger.. do some work. Mind you, the wireless connection and the laptop mean…

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Must stop

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Over the last couple of days I’ve asked a few questions here – site design, old PC etc – and firstly I’d like to thank everyone for their suggestions, even the daft ones. But I must stop. I’ve got plenty enough to do as it is.. Anyhoo, spent day window shopping, picked up a few…

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OLD PC

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It’s been lying forlornly next to my desk for over a year now, it’s 15″ monitor gathering dust. I keep meaning to re-format it, and do something with it, but what? It has no USB ports, a PII chip, 128MB of RAM and a whopping 8GB hard disk. Any suggestions?

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One of us

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This’ll be brief. It’s Friday, you’ve got better places to waste your time and I’ve got no time to waste. Likely I’ll be working this weekend. Mis-communication at it’s worst. Ho fuckin hum. Finished reading Michael Marshall Smith’s One of Use. Very good. If a tad odd towards the end. Don’t want to say anything…

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Stage 1

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See, I DO listen: 1. Main column is slightly wider (by about 30 pixels or 3-4 words). 2. Text is slightly lighter (not much but it is… might tweak it a little more).3. New title… sort of… why? www.gordonmclean.com and www.gordonmclean.co.uk is why. Up next, show/hide for the blogroll and the archives, and a few…

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