What's in a name?

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The price of fame, in blogland, appears to be nasty comments. At least that’s what some visitors, the minority it would seem, to Naked Blog take it to be. Peter rightly points out that it is his writing that is the key element of his site, but I’m not sure that the following statement is…

Patience?

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Blimey, it’s almost cold enough to freeze the testicles off a monkey made from a copper and zinc alloy! Anyway, my fingers are just about warm enough to type so I have a question. How long should I wait for payment before re-listing an item on eBay? The bidding ended 5 days ago, and I’ve…

Weekender

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Blimey, it’s almost over ALREADY! A few beers on Friday night, and after dragging myself away from the pub I came home to find the remnants of a curry Louise had ordered, bonus! Admittedly after a few pints of Guinness and a spot of curry, Saturday was a little… windy. Thankfully by the time Saturday…

iTunes Meme

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Meme alert. Yes, always a sure sign that I’m too busy to be bothered actually putting some effort into posting here, it’s meme time. This one was stolen from Neil and has scared me a little, particularly the first set of stats. Who the hell needs that many tracks?* How many total songs? 11,937 songs,…

4 Things

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When in doubt, meme! (or in other words, I’ve been tagged by Ben at Binary Moon). Four jobs that I’ve had Training Squad – McDonalds Technical Author – Dr.Solomons (McAfee) Documentation Specialist – Tetra (Sage Group) Technical Communications Manager (now Senior Tech Author) – current employer Four movies I can watch over and over Groundhog…

Here's tae Rabbie

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Some hae meat and cannot eat. Some cannot eat that want it: But we hae meat and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit. 1 Tonight we feasted on haggis, neaps and tatties in homage to the beloved scoundrel of Scotland George Galloway Robert Burns. It’s been a long time since I attend…

Miscellany

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Is it rude to phone an establishment you’ve emailed and ask them to check their email? What’s the point of having a website and an email address if you don’t check them and respond to potential customers?! Eh!! A question. Whilst driving to the airport to pick up my sister-in-law today I was bullied out…

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Grooming

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Recently, Adrian of Sevitz admitted to spending a lot of money getting his hair and nails done and it got me thinking. Now, I’m the type of guy who still visits a barber, refuses to pay more than £10 for a haircut – my last haircut cost £6 instead of £8 because “let’s be honest…

Meet the author

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(and several other far more interesting people) February 18th, the Jolly Judge pub in Edinburgh, anytime after 2pm (full details). Just thought I’d mention it here lest anyone miss it, and yes I’ve emailed everyone who has attend previous blogmeets. At least I think I did… Anyway, be there or be the product of a…

Personal Priority Ponderings

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Despite the fact I’ve only been away for a week I seem to have lost some of my usual ‘productive’ habits and I’m struggling to get my head around everything I need to get done this week. Typically that means I resort to one thing. A big long list. Trouble is, having started it, I’m…

Honey, I'm home!

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What damp and dismal weather this country has, what overpriced goods this country has, what lovely finished buildings and roads this country has! We’re back and feeling, refreshed, revived and slightly relieved. Can’t say it was all that easy as it was the first time back in Torrox since Louise’s Mum passed away but overall…

Talk talk

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I’m boring. Seriously, sometimes I struggle with conversations these days as I rarely go out and meet new people. I used to go out a lot, meet new people every night and talk until dawn without pause (or until they wander off to get away from the strange man who is talking to himself), nowadays…

M74

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Unlike Route 66 and the N17, no-one has ever written a song about the M74, but there is time for that to change. With the news that the proposed extension of the “motorway that goes nowhere” is to be built, and naturally that a variety of protest groups are up in arms at the decision…

Friends will be Friends

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One simple fact is indisputable; I don’t see my friends often enough. Granted one spends a large amount of the year in other countries and one lives in London, but the other two live and work nearby and there is no excuse other than the usual “time flies” nonsense… which isn’t as much an excuse…

Pedal Faster!

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At this very moment, barring unforeseen delays (I’m writing this a couple of days beforehand) we’ll be strapped in to our seats and accelerating down the runway at Glasgow Airport, bound for Malaga and away from the frosty mornings. Average temperature for the week is 18°C (65F in old money) although it’s to be overcast…