Minor randomness

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If you are squeamish when it comes to the whole “burning metal” “eye” “doctor” “clamps” type thing (the “eye” bit especially) then do NOT go and read Alan’s latest posts. Well do, obviously, cos they are well writ. But I’ll fully admit that I can’t read the last two paragraphs of part three of his…

My old man

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A brief post to wish my father a Happy 60th Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!! We are out for a family dinner tonight, then a wee celebration tomorrow afternoon. Posting largely depends on inclination and quantities of Southern Comfort (which my sister said she’d buy! Hope you remembered Jen!).

PC questions

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As in “Personal Computer” not “politically correct”. I really couldn’t give a stuff about the latter. 1. I currently run Windows XP Professional on my home computer. If I purchase a new (replacement) computer, can I use the license from this machine on the new one? Or do I have to pay for the upgrade…

Why RSS doesn't quite work

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Catching up with my blog reading, I stumbled across a post by Dana Hanna, who is currently creating “An App a Day“, in which he says the following: I have two types of feeds I’d like to subscribe to. I’ll call them hot feeds and cold feeds. Cold feeds are … things that I want…

Like, DUH

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I visited a small branch of a well known high street shoe repairer this lunchtime — starts with a T, ends in “impson” — and have to admit that they employ people of such high calibre that the mind boggles. As I approached the door I could see a small handwritten sign stuck on the…

Winter cometh

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All of a sudden, although it may have happened in the last week, the temperature seems to have dropped and winter is edging closer. The realisation that my winter wardrobe isn’t complete hit home this morning as I went to choose a jacket to wear to work. That makes it sound like I’ve a lot…

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Uneventful

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Yes, still sniffling, but the worst has passed. In some ways this cold/man-flu has been a pain in the ass, in other ways it’s been helpful. Ohhh who am I kidding… I was going to say that it’s helped me realise how much I’ve been enjoying my jogging, and that it’s given me time to…

Stopcock

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OK. Enough. This is boring the crap outta me now. Must be boring you. But JESUS, who knew the human body could be so damn productive. Man-size Kleenex are just about doing their job, and I’ve gone through a box in less than 24 hours and STILL IT WON’T STOP!!! I’m seriously just considering letting…

Bloody Google

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Things wot I have learnt in the past few days. Man-size tissues should be mandatory. The piffly wee Kleenex ones, whilst they come in a nice box, are next to useless against the mucus factory in my head. One blow into a regular Kleenex tissue and I end up with … well I’m sure you…

Sniffle

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So my day of driving a white van has ended. Alas I didn’t get any pictures as: 1. I forgot my camera. 2. It was raining. Let me qualify point 2. When I say it was raining I don’t mean a quick downpour, nor a mild shower, and I’m not sure that “cats and dogs”…

One Book Meme

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I’ve been tagged with two memes recently, one I’ve done before so I’m not doing it again (life is just TOO short Matt!), and the one you are about to read. Or not, I’m not forcing you, but let’s be honest, do you have anything better to do?? Ummm, well, obviously you do but it…

Will it be white?

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Half-day tomorrow as I’ve got a Transit van rented for some moving of furniture (2 beds and a TV cabinet) for my cousin-in-law. Long story, and I ain’t getting into it here. I’m quite looking forward to it, it’s been ages since I’ve driven a van. Anyway, as I’ll be out tail-gating learners, leering at…

The one where I'm old

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“We won’t become those old people who can’t stand kids and are always shouting at them, will we?” I said I didn’t think so, as we do like kids, it’s just the ones that run around, scream, shout, wail and generally cause minor chaos in shops that annoy. I long to give them a clip…

Once upon a book

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Wandering into our bedroom the other night, I spotted a book on Louise’s bedside cabinet. “Where did you get that?” I asked. “Ehh… from the bookshelf” she replied, somewhat quizzically (she doesn’t buy many books). “OUR bookshelf?” I responded, equally quizzically as I didn’t recall buying it, and don’t think I would’ve bought a book…

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25 Tracks

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No, it’s not a meme (although I think there is one). Let’s say that you could download, for free, 25 tracks of music. And, for the sake of completeness, let’s say that this opportunity was given to you by the lovely Lisa of Rullsenberg Rules and that the tracks must be available from emusic.com which…