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Looking ahead (yes already) I’ll be tweaking the design here again. It’s all a bit cluttered so I’ll be removing some bits and bobs I think – or moving them somewhere else. Anyway, I’ve got a few ideas, mainly centred around adding a few graphical touches (nothing much, I like the fact the site loads…

Gig this

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Suggested t-shirt from last night’s gig: I AM NOT A CORRIDOR Cos that’s just annoying, ain’t it? When it’s ALWAYS you that people are pushing past.

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4×4

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Not sure exactly what is was but I caught the end of some ‘environmental’ segment on BBC News this morning. A family had undertaken several pledges to try and improve their energy use, they’d lagged pipes, insulated the loft, realised that turning off electrical appliances would save them money, even installed a few solar panels…

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Joe's Head

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Carling Academy, Kings of Leon, ears still ringing. Great gig from a very good rock band. The band was as tight as the lead singers trousers (which I’m pretty sure were painted on) and they paced the set perfectly. Similarly to Faithless, I wasn’t as taken with their second album – in comparison with their…

Madness

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“I like driving in my car, It’s not quite a Jaguar.” So they sang. But I bet they could drive one if they’d had one. It’s similar to the fact that newspapers are made of paper, and we all know how paper is made. Not sure I could make it but I know the theory….

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Priorities

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I subscribe to the langalist. It’s a very useful PC email newsletter by Fred Langa which offers lots of practical advice on PC maintenance, smart programs (not COOL programs but ones that are useful and you’ll use more than once), and a good variety of articles on various PC related topics. He’s saved my bacon…

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Elbows ready

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I’ve still got some Christmas presents to buy, all for Louise bar the HGJQTSM for LKPDN. So that means some lunchtime shopping for me, which isn’t so bad, especially as we are free to work the hours we want. So I can head out at 11ish and work late if needs be. Quite handy. So,…

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Slouching

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OK, so the Christmas party was quite good. Admittedly that MAY have had something to do with the tequila. The meal was OK, the band were excellent, and I was “shakin my thang” with the best of them. Spent most of the evening dancing with lovely ladies who, thankfully, know what I’m like so I…

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Lost and Found

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You may not have read it, but hidden amongst the post prior to the Faithless gig was the fact that I had, at the time of writing, misplaced my camera. I was beginning to get a bit worried, especially as the only place it MUST be was my Gran’s and both Louise and I were…

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Oh good grief

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Microsoft are entering the fight against spyware and that’s fine. That’s their right of course. However why would I want to pay for this when Ad-Aware and Spy-Bot do such a great job* as it is? Who WOULD pay for this? Well that’s obvious. A lot of people will, and I’ll venture that most will…

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Party on

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And so, that timely reminder that the end of the year is fast approaching, rolls around. Yes, tonight is our company night out. A night of festive merriment with co-workers. A night of turkey and tinsel, dinner and dancing, food and flirting. Ohh and copious amounts of alcohol. Well that’s what usually happens. This year,…

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Stationary

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Funnily enough I was gonna post about this very topic, having been suitably annoyed whilst walking from the train to the office this morning – although the ‘inspiration’ aspect of it is something else I want to discuss at some point. My post was going to be along the lines of “how to walk”, with…

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We come One

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Arrived at venue at 7.10pm. Got beer. Mylo came on. Quite good. Got more beer. Faithless came on. Faithless can ROCK! What a great gig. Met up with Scott (Louise’s boss), and had time for a beer before Mylo came on. If you’ve heard his album “Destroy Rock & Roll” then you aren’t missing much…

God is a DJ

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Doors open at 7.30 says the ticket. So I’ll be there at 7.30 then. Prompt. I always make sure I catch the support act, sometimes they’re crap, sometimes they’re great and sometimes you strike it lucky. Like tonight for instance. Faithless may be headlining but I’m almost as excited that Mylo is the support. Alas…

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Lowry

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For the record, and regardless of what you may have heard or read anywhere else, the music used in the current HP advert is a Status Quo track by the name of “Pictures of Matchstick Men”. It was released on the 5th January 1968 and was the first single to be issued by “Status Quo”…

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