Moving on

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Thanks to you all for your thoughts, very much appreciated. We spent Friday night with Louise’s family, ate too much, drank too much, cried a little, laughed a lot and the cathartic effects are still being felt. Onwards and upwards and all that. Saturday night was spent at a friends 30th birthday party, with the…

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Hard times

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Blogging is not life and my life is not centred around blogging. There are a lot of things that go on that I have never and will never mention on here, but I have to mark today in some way. One year on and I can still remember the phone call, the panic to try…

Questions Answered #1

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In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. Question 1: Keith (my blogless* mate) asked “4.56 AM or other similar times that should not…

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Monday Miscellany

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1. Being linked from Dooce brings in a few extra hits. A few being something around the “60” mark, and certainly not as many as I would’ve thought… however the link was in her sidebar, not from the main content. I’ve had a similar number of ‘referrers’ from Reluctant Nomad (to whom I placed the…

Blogmet

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Despite being a little lacking in the “atmosphere” you get from a busy pub, the blogmeet went well. Thanks to everyone for coming along and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Double bonus with the football score! As ever the time fairly zipped along and before you know it the streetlights…

Blogmeeting

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A final reminder then. If you are in Glasgow around 2pm (onwards), pop by the Radisson Hotel (the new one with the funky blue facade) on Argyll Street and head for the pool table. Bloggers will be there. You can usually tell who we are because of the cameras on the table, maybe even a…

I wonder…

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Does anyone come here expecting witty insights? Does anyone visit and cross their fingers that they will be dazzled by the lucidity and quality of my writing? Or do you lot just come here from habit? Ach, I’m just glad you visit at all. However, and this is in no way stealing an idea (perish…

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Google Gadgets

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Those nice people at Google have opened up their ‘homepage gadgets‘ and you can now use them anywhere. Excellent, I could have the latest Scottish news headlines zipping across the page, or maybe a game of hangman for when I post something you find boring, or perhaps the phases of the moon just be all…

Life continuing

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Whisper it, but I think we have a free weekend coming up!* Hopefully it’ll stay dry and we can get the last cut of the grass done, and maybe even a little shopping. After all, we’re rich. Well not really, but the mortgage application is in the final stages, solicitor has appropriated** (got) funds and…

On not buying a Mac

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This WAS going to be quite a lengthy post. I was going to list my requirements, the things I can do now and the things I know are better on a Mac. I was going to compare my Mac experiences in the past (from the Classic II to the Powerbook of a friend) to my…

Ice cream and exercise

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What a wonderful weekend. Friday night saw us out to dinner with my family, dining in the hotel in which Louise and I were married. We even managed to sneak in a wee birthday cake for my Dad, such are the benefits of knowing the owners, although that can backfire too… the pudding my Mum…