Weekender

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Grass cut – check Weeding done – check Long walk round Balloch Park in glorious sunshine – check Lunch and lounging in the sun at my parents – check Dinner at sister-in-laws with Louise’s Mum & Dad – check Arsenal vs Chelsea – check Count of Monte Cristo (the film) – check Started new book…

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Upgraded

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What I did (for Lyle and anyone else). Usual caveats apply, if you’ve done a lot of hacking then YOU need to know what YOU’VE changed. This is all taken from the WordPress Upgrade documentation. Worked for me. The Preparation 1. Backup your database and the files on your site. 2. Download the WordPress ZIP…

Snippets

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R.I.P. Mo Mowlam. Sad news indeed, one of the “good” politicians. I won’t say anything about who should be attending her funeral, but he had better! ~ Thanks to all who commented on yesterdays Top 100 post. Despite it being a subject many don’t see any value in it has still managed to stir up…

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New music

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I’ve been ripping some more CDs to my PC recently, and thanks to an iTunes smartlist I can confirm that today I will mostly be, randomly, listening to tracks from the following albums: Joni Mitchell – Blue and The Hissing of Summer Lawns Iron Maiden – Best of the Beast Pink Floyd – Dark Side…

Top 100

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There seems to be a bit of a brew-haha gathering on blogland. Well sort of, but unless you read certain sites you’d never know so let me summarise for you. Technorati are trying to establish themselves as THE auditors of the web, amongst other things they maintain a “Top 100 blogs” list which lists all…

The Half-Blood Prince

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Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling Those of you who’ve never read any of the Harry Potter books should scroll on down to the next post. Although I will suggest you give them a try, they’re quite good fun, dead easy to read, and are a good way to unwind without having…

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The Black Dahlia

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The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy Ever since I read American Tabloid I’ve always looked forward to picking up another Ellroy novel, his ability to pull you into the era – in this case late 1940s L.A. – is second to none, as is his ability to pace the story perfectly and plant enough seeds…

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Prick

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I had a “morning constitutional” down to the doctor this morning, well the nurse as it turned out. I was getting some blood taken to get my cholesterol checked. Previously this was done with a pen-like gadget, a quick prick on the end of your thumb and it spat out a reading: “FAR too high…

A joke

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Well it made ME laugh. The FBI had an opening for an assassin. After all the background checks, interviews, and testing were done there were 3 finalists. Two men and a woman. For the final test, the FBI agents took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun. “We…

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Thinking

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“What shall I write about today?” I pondered to no-one in particular. “It’s a thought ain’t it” I replied to myself. Sometimes inspiration hits, sometimes it’s just a bag slung over a shoulder on the train, either way the jolt is the same and the kick start is enough to get your brain moving. Except…

Rational

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So part of the Friday night story goes like this. Towards the end of the evening … er.. the early hours of the morning, it’s only me, a friend of Lesley’s (can’t recall his name) and her cousin Tracy that are left in the club. Lesley and Sid have just left, and the three of…

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An aside

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What is it about Mondays? Melancholy and dark switch places with jovial and trivial at the drop of a hat. Is it just because I’m waiting for an outcome? Is it just me? It is, isn’t it. Sorry, no inspiration at the moment. Maybe later. Maybe not.

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Last night

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Note: They always say you should self edit, and whilst I’m no good at that I think it’s only fair to forewarn you that what follows is self-indulgent waffling. You are hereby excused from reading this post. I don’t want to delete it but, seriously, scroll down a bit to the next one, or pick…

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Closure

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It’s the end of another week, an odd stop start week for me, with some days flying past in a blur, others stalling at regular intervals before disappearing at the end of the evening leaving chores and tasks uncomplete. Still, that’s what weekends are for… Of course I will have to discount some of Saturday…

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______ Lady

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Arrived home this evening to find a large plastic coated woven bag on our doorstep, our new “glass recycle sack” no less. Already half full and in the garage as there is no room to store it in the house (well unless we did a little clearing out… but that would mean trimming the junk…

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