Nine Years

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Nine years is a long time. Not as long as ten, as short as four or as “itchy” as seven, but it’s a nice length of time. After nine years you know a person pretty well. You know when she’s mad, you know when she’s happy, you know when you should stop being cheeky, and…

Excerpts from the Fringe 2005

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No, I’ve not been near Edinburgh – if you are looking for some inside info check Alan, or Richard or pick an Edinburgh blog – but received the following in an email which made me laugh: “I realised I was dyslexic when I went to a toga party dressed as a goat.” Marcus Brigstocke at…

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Stop thief!

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Jason Kottke recently posted a link to this article which discusses the practise of “word theft”. Apparently “It was an old tradition in encyclopedias to put in a fake entry to protect your copyright”. It reminded me of something very similar from my time at Dr.Solomons (the anti-virus people). We had a “virus encyclopedia” on…

Radio Ga-Ga

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I don’t listen to the radio much. It’s the inane rambling you see, drives me potty. I don’t listen to podcasts much. It’s the inane rambling you see… For the most part that is, I have listened to a few podcasts that I’ve enjoyed, mainly topical ‘casts (why do we have the “pod” bit? it’s…

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Confirmation

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Howling wind – check Driving rain – check thinks: How does rain drive? Surely it’s “driven rain” ? Just about chilly enough to have the heating on – check thinks: what the chuff is this? it’s August, not the arse end of September! Kettle full – check Two books to read – check Footie on…

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An open road

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Whilst we have a few tasks to complete, the majority of the weekend stretches away into the distance, with nary a pit-stop in sight. Will we use the time constructively? Or succumb to the charms of the “lazy-ass” Sunday? Today we hit IKEA in the a.m., purchase a new lighting fit for the kitchen (to…

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You can tell..

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… it’s Friday afternoon when talk turns to what functionality a “who’s turn is it to make the tea” .Net app would have. So far we have something that would send an email or MSN message to the next person in the rota, still arguing about the ideal amount of time between the rounds of…

Auditioning

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Sidenote: I still use blogrolling (can’t find an alternative with the same options – anyone?). If there is no list of sites here it’s because blogrolling is down and as it’s been yo-yo-ing for the past couple of days then it’s probably more likely than not. On Monday I asked for some suggestions of sites…

MySQL Help

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OK, techie request time people. Those of a non-technical, anti-acronym mindset should look away now. I think I’m getting hacked. Well not here, Scottish Blogs. The Scottish Blogs site uses a MySQL database to store the member details. The submission form calls a separate PHP page which does a little checking (to make sure duplicate…

Bleary

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Another early start this morning, as the in-laws are heading back to Spain. Picked up their car – they bought a G reg Golf for £150 to keep here in the UK – at the airport and promptly got stuck on the M8. I now know that there had been a car crash but the…

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Counting

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Thundering at the window. Rain slams into glass. A million impacts. A staccato beat of tiny sharp flat… Ohhh bugger that, too tired to be creative… It’s chucking it down, blowing a gale and keeping me awake. Rather than lie in bed and wonder if that new dripping noise is a drip or, um, something…

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Guilty Pleasures

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Sometimes I loathe our TV, despite paying for the “all the channels, yes even the poker ones” some nights there is just NOTHING ON! Quite frankly it’s ridiculous and it’s all that Murdoch’s fault, sometimes I wish I wasn’t addicted to Sky+… Mind you at other times it offers day long TV marathons and next…

Careful

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Just got my first “phishing” email which alleges to have come from PayPal. It doesn’t. The subject line reads: Your account will be suspended! It reads: Dear Paypal User, In accordance with our major database relocation, we are currently having major adjustments and updates of user accounts to verify that the informations you have provided…

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Nonentity Bloggers

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Apparently this idea is all my fault.. or at least the fault of the fine readership of this very site (ok, I can’t really lay claim to this at all but that won’t stop me trying!!). I like the idea though but have to admit that, and I’m not sure why it’s only struck me…

Linkeroo

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So I’ve been trimming that big ole’ blogroll (on the left), trimming the chaff/dead and adding in a few that have been on my “Auditioning” pile for a while. Which means I need to find some new sites to “audition”. But who? Over to you, dear reader, anyone I SHOULD be reading but don’t have…