Forecast Fox

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One of the few extensions that always get installed when I upgrade Firefox is Forecast Fox. It’s subtle, gives me exactly what I want and has plenty of configuration options to allow me to have it running as I like it – with no random popups when the weather changes. I’ve just upgrade the extension…

A poem

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You can blame Shauna for this one. One word in Shauna’s post instantly brought the following poem into my head. It’s easily one of my favourites and I can remember my Dad reading it to me from Silly Verse for Kids (which someone has naughtily replicated here). On the Ning Nang Nong Where the Cows…

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Happy Birthday

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My darling wife has aged another year. I’m not allowed to tell you what age she is, but anyone born in 1973 should be able to figure it out (they were a particularly clever bunch that year). Tonight I’m whisking her off for dinner, and then home… to.. well get her yearly birthday treat. Yes,…

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R.E.M. Photos

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Only a few culled from many, most of the rest are of my friends and I’d just scare you all away if I showed that lot!! R.E.M. @ Balloch 2005

Traffic

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“We all face the same way, Still it takes all day, I take a look to my left, Pick out the worst and the best” We got stuck in traffic last night on the way through to see the in-laws. Louise was driving so I got to sate my voyeuristic tendencies peeking into windows and…

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Life is random

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Looking for my thoughts about R.E.M. at Balloch? Try here. A few random little thoughts to start the day. The floods in Yorkshire are awful but are they yet another sign that our planet is changing? ~ I just can’t get into Big Brother this year and Anna manages to capture my thoughts perfectly. It’s…

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That's me in the corner…

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The rain stayed off, there was a surprising lack of the usual idiots and all in all it was a great day. We met up my friends house for a BBQ first, he lives all of two minutes walk from Balloch Park, and finally dragged ourselves out around 4pm. By the time we got into…

Fingers crossed

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I’m standing in Balloch Park as the rain falls, my beer has gone all watery and we’re all trying to be “cheery” because that’s what you do when you’ve been standing about in the rain for several hours. I feel like a stranger despite this being a “hometown” gig for me, and R.E.M. had better…

Firefox

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How on EARTH did I not know about this one?? If you’re in Firefox and you click on a link with [the] … wheel [of your] mouse it will open a link in the background in another tab. No more holding down the CTRL key or let alone right mouse clicking and hitting “open in…

Looking back

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Being a good writer, a good communicator, is a skill. Being able to form sentences and paragraphs, structure a topic so it flows well and makes sense are not the only skills required to being a good writer. Neither are good grammar or spelling, although they are generally the first things people notice and so,…

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CBATG*

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Anyone know of a free UK based service that will allow the receiving of a fax on the web or via email? One time only need, not urgent. ~ Sun dances. You’ve all heard of rain dances and can picture native american indians (or red indians as we used to call them) dancing round in…

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Saturday

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I’m beginning to get a little excited about this Saturday’s gig in Balloch. It’s always a bit special going to an outdoor gig, and the setting for this one, with Loch Lomond in the background (about 100 metres from the stage) makes it fairly unique. There have only been three concerts held there, and a…

Chatterbox

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What a lovely train ride this morning. No, I’m serious. Sat down next to two guys who were off to Edinburgh for the day, at first I thought they were a couple but as he talked more I realised the guy (Rob) sitting next to me was possibly a “little simple” (or whatever the PC…

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DVD Question

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Having recorded the TV Series of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy recently, and burned it onto DVD, I’d now like to make a copy of that DVD to give to a friend. How do I do this easily? DVD Shrink?

This Sunday…

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… remember that Hallmark and other leading card manufacturers have deemed that it’s Father’s Day.

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