Random Notes

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From the last Scottish blogmeet, found when clearing out my desk over the weekend. During a clear out I found a scrap of paper on my desk at the weekend. It was from the Scottish blogmeet and was used to jot down URLs and the drinks order (soooo organised!). On the back of this piece…

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Christmas Shopping

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Understandably, this year Christmas will be decidely low-key. However that, unfortunately, doesn’t negate the need to tackle the beast that is “Shopping for Christmas presents”. However this year I think we’ve got it sussed. Louise has been saving – well, giving to the Christmas hamper scheme to get shopping vouchers back – all year and,…

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In Her Shoes

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Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic Note to self: A wee bit of research wouldn’t go amiss sometimes. Taking your wife to the cinema to ‘take her mind off things’ is all well and good but, given recent events, not when the movie in question revolves around the theme of family, belonging and…

Enough is enough

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I’m in techie hell at the moment. This may descend into a bit of rant. Frankly I’m past caring… I received an AirportExpress for my birthday but, and here’s one in the eye for all Apple fanatics, it’s ridiculously hard to setup. Yes I’m running Windows XP but it SAYS on the box that the…

The Real Internet

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Isn’t the internet wonderful. So much information just sitting there, waiting for you, so many different distractions and so many clever ways to harness it for your own needs. Depending on who you talk to (and what they have at stake) the internet is full of friendly people all willing to help you and be…

Closely Cropped

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Do you shave? If so, what do you use? Wet or dry? Two blades, three blades, five?? Electric or manual? I’ve been a wet shaver for years now, two blades and a little shaving oil is plenty for me to whisk away those annoying (for the wife) bristles. I keep missing the bit in the…

It's the blind man*

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Visited my Gran on Saturday mainly to help my parents put up a new set of blinds in her bedroom, having replaced the kitchen set last week. As usual it turned out to be a bit of a marathon job – having to remove a wooden baton, cut the blinds to size and so on…

Why re-design?

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Written several weeks ago, thought I’d just post it and get it out of the way. Yes, I’ve done it again, killed my “brand look” and gone for something different. However there is a good reason behind this… no, honestly, there is! First up I should maybe take a moment to explain one of the…

To tag or not to tag

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I’m bored with this whole tagging thing now. Yes it’s useful. No it’s not the be all and end all. Yes it has limitations. No it’s not the only way to navigate information. Yes I will continue to use them. No I won’t be posting about it after this. You see, to my mind at…

Empty Recycle Bin

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Excuse me, but I really need to get all this stuff out of my head. Hot feet – every morning when I come into work I follow the same routine. Turn on the PC, login to email, scan the subject lines and then grab a coffee. Every morning I end up feeling too hot and…

You've been framed

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Given the events of the past few weeks our normally ‘minimal’ approach to having family photos on show has changed. Last night Louise and Susan went to IKEA and she came home with four lovely picture frames in a variety of styles. Tonight she picked out the photos, tomorrow I’ll print them out (after getting…

Curse of the Were-Rabbit

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Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic Cracking! I should really leave it at that, shouldn’t I. After all if you don’t know who Wallace and Gromitt are then I have to ask where you’ve been hiding. Now, I’m pretty sure they are more popular in the UK, and given the focus on the…

And so you're back…

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… from outer space, I just walked in to find you here, with that sad look upon your face. Ohh how eerily apt. Yes, it’s November and yes, I’m back in blogland. Hello again. Remember me? I’ve not really been away completely, been reading and commenting occasionally but with a distinct lack of enthusiasm. The…