Scrapbook

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If, like me, you struggle to keep a track of this snippet of information, that website, the quote you wanted to use, the thought that prompted a post or article, then may I suggest (and if you are using Firefox as your main browser) you install the Scrapbook extension. Once installed you can start it…

Slimline

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Itchy feet has advantages. For a while Louise and I were moving house every year (or less). It was just the way things panned out when we were down south. We rented at first, then bought a flat and then a year later decided to sell it (not sure it was a full year either),…

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Stylesheets

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So I’ve implemented a small stylesheet switcher (over on the left). Well when I say implemented I really mean that I’ve TRIED to implement it but, for some reason, the damn thing won’t work. I can’t even get Firefox to display the alternate stylesheet. Summat dodgy is going on. SORTED! Anyway, this evenings task –…

Snippets of life

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On the train on Friday night, a father and his toddler take their seat. The young boy is fascinated by the speed of the train, gazing out at the blur of buildings and lights that whizz past. Suddenly, without prompting, starts singing “Happy Birfday” (to his mummy) finishing with three muted Hip Hip Hoorays, after…

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24

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Series 4 has started. Alas it’s on Sky and that means adverts and that means the fast paced editing loses ALL it’s impact. So we recorded it and zipped past the adverts. I’m sure it’ll be repeated but it already (two episodes in) looks like it’ll be another cracking series. I don’t watch much TV…

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Scruples

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Friday evening was spent celebrating our Christopher’s, our oldest nephew, 18th birthday. It was a very good night, a good meal, good company and we finally got to meet his best friend Ryan. Ryan got very drunk. Very VERY drunk. Thankfully he’s a friendly drunk though so wasn’t too much hassle (hope the hangover wasn’t…

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Introspection

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Some questions. 1. Anyone having a problem with my Site Feed? It SHOULD be listing the full post but doesn’t appear to be working. This is a WordPress issue (I think) but I’ve no idea how to fix it. The WordPress Support Forum is quiet on this one and don’t even get me started on…

A letter

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Dear Lloyds TSB, Firstly I’d like to thank you for giving me a mortgage at a great rate. I’m saving over £100 a month by switching to you and I’m truly grateful. However you might want to take a look at your internet banking facility. I’m sure a lot of people have no problem using…

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Always Remember

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Whilst I didn’t post about it here I was aware of the services and memorials going on to mark Holocaust Day. I wonder if this is a better way to remember war and all it’s atrocities, rather than Remembrance Day. Whilst I have absolutely no idea what it was/is like to be in a war,…

The Aviator

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Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic Took some time out tonight to head to the cinema to catch Howard Hughes story, The Aviator. Jolly good it was too (as Katharine was wont to say). The acting is delivered well, the pacing whilst slow in places pulls you through the movie at a comfortable…

Ivan Noble

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I’ve linked to his diary on the BBC News site a couple of times over the past couple of years, today he signs off for the last time. I have written it ahead of time because I knew there would be a point when I was not well enough to continue. That time has now…

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Oh Shush

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Eh? Yes I know I said I was cutting down on my caffeine. What? Yes it IS my third cup in the last hour. Hmm? Well I was awake until 2am, and I really REALLY need to get this work done, so if you don’t mind… Err.. I dunno… go check out the Bloggies or…

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Trivial

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Because I’m too busy for anything else… (via): # Charles Lindbergh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous transatlantic flight. # Moon was Buzz Aldrin’s mother’s maiden name. (Buzz Aldrin was the second man o n the moon in 1969.) # “Freelance” comes from a knight whose lance was free for hire, i.e….

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Hit and run

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Peter is considering a widescreen TV and reminded me of one of the advantages in owning one. Namely, on a news channel, you can watch the production assistant crawl in to view at one side and discretely push some papers up onto the desk all the while oblivious to the fact that he is ‘on…

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Mr.K.Blain

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“A healthy grown up busy busy bee” Deadlines, deadlines. Etymology aside it’s a simple little word that holds an awesome power. Well it must do, I mean I’ve just stopped working at 1.30am. NOT GOOD! Tomorrow, more manic work – in fact this trend will continue until the end of March – and a trip…

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