Boom and Bust

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The cycle of life continues to go round. Hence the phrase. I mean you wouldn’t say the “square of life” as that just doesn’t work, mainly because squares, due to the fact that they have corners, don’t go round all that easily and if they did, they’d go ka-THUNK, ka-THUNK and, quite frankly, I can…

Snippets

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Recently, over at leisa’s site, I bemoaned the fact that most “web” events and conferences that take place in the UK are centred around London. So imagine my annoyance when I discovered, today, that there is a BarCamp happening in Edinburgh at the weekend. The day AFTER I made plans to visit family and friends…

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On being professional

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Since starting my new job I’ve been getting re-acquainted with a lot of the different facets of my profession (that’s Technical Communications for those who haven’t been playing attention). I’m working on the basis that if you don’t ask, you don’t get and, to that end, I’ve put myself forward to be part of the…

She is home

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Waiting. Shifting my weight from foot to foot. Trying to stay relaxed, trying to “be cool”. I’ve done this before, no big deal, not to me. I’m continental, worldly, relaxed in this environment of jetsetters. I look around as the crowd slowly arrives, sauntering towards the meeting point. I edge forward slowly, a half pace…

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Mix CD #4583924

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Despite having other things to do, I spent some time last night making up some new mix CDs. I’m spending a lot more time in the car these days and sometimes the babbling idiots on the radio MUST be silenced. I tend to try and theme things, either by pace, volume or genre. However I…

Coming up

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I’ve received some nice compliments, both in the comments and via email, about my God of Morning post. I was quite chuffed with it when I published, so it’s nice that others appreciate it. Thanks to all for your generous words. I knew there was a reason I enjoyed this funny little hobby of ours….

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My Mobile Life

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Because she asked so nicely and because I, um, hadn’t realised she was blogging again… (how am I supposed to keep up if people don’t tell me when they are back?), and because he’s already done it, here is a fascinating list of all all the mobile phones I have owned:

Nike+ Collected wisdom

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Another post of limited appeal. Regular readers may want to scroll down. Readers who are curious may want to read about the Nike+ iPod Sport Kit first, and then come back here.

God of Morning

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As the sun struggles through the grey, I take to the street, headphones already pulsing. I’m not sure how far, how long or how quickly it’ll be over, but I know it has to be done. I prepare to enjoy it, to revel in my new found routine. It’s early and eerily quiet as I…

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Not Planned

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I’m a planner. I plan. It’s what I do. But sometimes things happen and plans need to be adjusted. I received a somewhat alarming email from 34sp, an ISP I use for a couple of sites I run, including this one. Apparently a couple of my sites were hacked recently. I don’t visit the sites…

Planned

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I’m a planner. I plan. It’s what I do. I’ve always found planning and designing more fun than doing. I am the guy who can take multiple ideas and stream them into one thing. I am largely INTJ. I’m quite happy being that person. However it doesn’t sit well with the fact that I (largely)…

Fashion

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“I mean, look at him” “Who?” “That guy, with the tan jacket” “What about him?” “Well I know I’m not the most fashionable guy, but even I wouldn’t wear THAT” “What? A tan jacket??” “No, ohh can’t you see from there? Ahhh wait a minute, wait until that woman moves the buggy… wait…” “OH MY…

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And then … silence

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Stuck. Typing words, empty sentences. Repeat. Stuck. Typing words, empty sentences. Looming large in my view, static, unmoving. Quietly threatening, taunting. It will not move. Smash it down. Nothing reaches. Sneak around it. It has no end. Coax it gently. The empty space booms back. Typing and typing. Writing and writing. Delete. Repeat. Typing, typing,…

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Routine

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Louise is flying to Spain on Sunday to spend the week with her Dad, he’s a wee bit under the weather at the moment and is thoroughly looking forward to seeing his baby girl. His baby girl is equally excited, if not moreso. What that means is that I have a week to myself, a…

WordPress permissions

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Because I said I would and because this type of thing is still very much a “black art” as far as I’m concerned (networking in general falls into that category), here are the permissions I have set in my WordPress install. This is what I have setup for my WordPress Theme folder (wp-content/themes/MYTHEME/) but I…