punctuations great*

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Prompted by this article in the New Yorker (which I’ve just happened across), I’ve been giving some thought to my use of grammar and punctuation on this here site. (side note: I still jar when describing this site as a “blog”, odd that) Comma usage, ellipsis (ellipsi?), italics, bold, capitals, the odd semi-colon, and the…

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Waiting

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It feels like the lull before the storm. Literally. Figuratively.

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Rebecca's Links

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I don’t visit “what’s in rebecca’s pocket?” nearly often enough, so this is probably old to a lot of people. I’ve just noticed that she has a clever way of marking the difference between internal links (permalinks, self-linking etc) from external links. So simple it’s obvious. Use different colours. Brilliant. On top of that, of…

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Motivation

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Is it the weather? The clammy, muggy closeness pulling sweat from my skin, draining what little energy I seem to have left? Is it the daily grind? Do I need a holiday, a break, get AWAY from everything? Is it all in my head? Probably. Not that that is a good thing. Anyhoo, motivation or…

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Odd

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Cripes. Almost over. Where did it go? What did we do? I hate weekends like this, ZIP! and they’re done.

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Yawn

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I’m knackered. Haven’t been sleeping well all week to be honest. Tomorrow we need to start clearing space in the loft and understair cupboard to allow access for the new boiler installation. I also need to clear out the office but that’ll probably be done on Tuesday evening. *yawns* Ohh and the Olympic opening ceremony…

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Scam?

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So, how can you find out if a website is scamming you? I WAS going to order some replica Air Jordan V’s from Old School Sneaks but I’m a bit dubious to be honest. There are a few other sites selling similar stuff which have been outed as scam sites, but I see no mention…

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Check list

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Papers signed. Bank Account opened. GHD Hair Straighteners bought. Air Jordans ordered. Awaiting C500 (miniSD card arrived this morning though). Credit Card 1 cancelled. Credit Card 2 cancelled. New Credit Card ordered. And all before 12 o’clock. Guess I’ll be working over the weekend!

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Arse

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Three quarters of the way through a post about re-mortgaging, Lloyds TSB, Air Jordan Mark V, Lomo and Photoshop and WHAT happens? My PC turns itself off. The problem seems to be the cable modem. Someone from Telewest will be getting an ear bashing tomorrow morning!!!! Bugger this, I’m off to bed.

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Testing, testing

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Right guys and gals, I need your help. I’ve (finally) pulled together a Content First Layout and would appreciate your feedback. The alignment of the columns is still to be sorted, but I want to check that you are all seeing three columns, from left to right:1. Left – Site Navigation2. Middle – Miniblog3. Right…

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PANIC!!

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What’s the LAST thing you want to hear when you’ve gone to the loo, just sat down and … er … started… The bloody fire alarm!! (Certainly speeds up the process mind you!)

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Purchases

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Thanks to everyone who responded with book suggestions, I’ve sourced a couple of them from friends and have just hit Amazon with this lot: Martin Amis – London Fields Jorge Luis Borges – Labryinths Phillip Pullman – His Dark Materials Trilogy (boxset) Garrison Keillor – Leaving Home Ultra Chilled Vols 1 & 2… which isn’t…

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Web as platform

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Just a short post to remind myself to expand on my thoughts as prompted by Jason Kottke: Web as platform. Except I’m not going to as I spent about an hour last night, writing, deleting, writing, deleting, writing, deleting and I’m still not sure WHERE I think this is headed. Suffice to say that I…

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Explaining

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Note: I drafted this yesterday before Richard Madeley’s “dyke” comment was aired and, as usual, the BBC News website has an interesting article about the whole wording issue. “[The words are]… liable to change their connotations and meanings depending on who is saying them, to whom, in what circumstances, sometimes even depending on their tone…

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Bookwise

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So, what are you currently reading? Me? I’m reading trash. Well not trash, as in old Cornflake boxes, but trash as in easy to read, easily “put-down-able” and “pick-up-able” type novels. Think Jeffery Deaver, James Patterson, Nick Hornby, Iain Banks and the like. Sometimes I hear a little chuckle, a mocking laugh echoing around the…

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