How rude

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No internet connection at work today = no external email, no web access and no blogs. So, this evening, I will mostly be catching up and posting comments.

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Is this on?

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Home again, home again, jiggety jig… Gosh it’s cold here, hail, snow, wind, rain. What happened to the bright shiny thing in the sky? The blue skies? The 20 degrees in the shade temperatures??!! Glad to see the janitor didn’t let me down (yes I pre-published some posts, the joys of WordPress), and you lot…

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Who is Tango?

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I’ve never really had a nickname. My name doesn’t really lend itself to one, and I guess nor does my character. So why Tango? Well, believe it or not, I’m actually a trained ballroom dancer. I took years of lessons and specialised in latin dancing, specifically the tango. There’s something about the passion, almost lust,…

Single Malt

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I own three good bottles of whisky (not whiskey – which is Irish as everyone knows). I don’t drink them. Any more. It’s not my fault though. No no, it’s the fault of one man. Keith Davidson. He is evil (actually he’s a pretty top bloke who I’ve not seen or spoken to in several…

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Fat

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I’m fat. There is no denying it. I’m easily four stone over weight (56lbs or ~25.5kgs). It’s something I’m both constantly thinking about and constantly not caring about, all at once. Society deems me to be imperfect. I do not conform. I am a freak. An outcast. Someone to be looked at with a mixture…

Preparation

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Passports and tickets – check Euros (various denominations) – check iPod full of new (and old) music – check Camera batteries charging – check Mobile phone chargers – check Sunglasses and hat – check Half the world’s supply of Tetley teabags – check Books – still deciding Clothes – still washing Holiday mood – still…

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Browser Stats

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Prompted by the news that there have now been 16 million downloads of Firefox 1.0 in two months. I thought I’d check my stats and see what the browser share for this site is. Previously IE (5 & 6) was running at about 96% and that has dropped to around 82%. Of course there is…

Choice

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Springer protests pour in to BBC, 15,000 of them apparently. I’m very much FOR the Beeb showing it. I’m quite capable of choosing whether or not to watch it myself, thank you very much. And to all those naysayers who are complaining about the profanity and religious imagery may I suggest they talk a walk…

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Real life

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Silly website things aside, real life continues apace and it’s only the 6th January. The Christmas decorations came down last night, I think we were the last house in the street to do so, but then traditionally they are due down today. I think. Anyway, the house is feeling bare and I’m fighing off the…

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WordPress stuff

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Permalink structure What gives? Is it because I have my index.php file outside my WordPress directory? I can get it to build the structure but then the permalinked post loses the link to the CSS (it presumes it’s in a different folder I think). Sorted. Comments, Trackbacks, Pingbacks I’m still using HaloScan for the comments,…

Categorically

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I’ve slowly been importing some non-blog posts into WordPress. I think I’ve got most of them in there now and I finally have a few categories completed. So you can now get a list of all my movie reviews (I used the term advisedly), some of the before blog posts, and more specific stuff like…

Did you know

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If you have a .com you can’t opt-out from whois searches like you can with .co.uk domains? It was just brought to my attention, and once I’d stopped freaking out (my address was writ large on the interwebnet via a WHOIS search for chrissakes!) I just went and changed the details. I would like to…

Metronome

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I signed up with AudioScrobbler in mid-April. Despite losing some stats for a while I appear to have listened to over 20,000 tracks since then. And that doesn’t include the commute to and from work. Is that a lot of music? I’m trying to do the maths… If an average track is 4 mins… 80,000…

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More information

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Number Five is alive! In an effort to try and control the amount of information that I’m deluged with I’ve been opting out of some mailing lists, instead of just deleting them when they come in, but I’m keen to find some others. Currently, outside of two work related lists, I only subscribe to the…

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At least it's not Monday

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Ahhh the morning commute – trains delayed, cancelled, packed to the gunnels – how I’ve missed you. Still, only three days at work then six days off. Only three days. Only three days. Mind you the weather in Malaga doesn’t look too great at the moment but then it’ll be better than it is here….

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