Whilst I remember…

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Did I mention we are off to Spain on Friday morning? Well, we are, and there are loads things still to do. Not all are related to going on holiday but the holiday has an impact on them all. 1. I’ve not even considered packing but then you do get rather blasé about it when…

Moving…

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You SHOULD now be at www.onemanblogs.co.uk. I’m still working on a few things, namely the redirect stuff (trying to figure out how to get it to forward to a specific post rather than the top level domain, for incoming links). Dust should settle over coming days. Right – the main redirect is in place. PLEASE…

Good Morning, Mr. Phelps

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Your mission, Jim, should you choose to accept it. I need an alarm clock. To remind me to go to bed. No, seriously. Midnight creeps up on me, sneaks past and drags 1am with it all too often. It must stop. However, being a … geek/nerd/dork/saddo … I would like a nice solution to this…

Moving Identities

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Changes are afoot. I wonder why that is, why are they never “ahand” or “aknee”? Anyway, having received notice that I’m shortly due to renew my hosting account for this site, I’ve decided that now is probably a good a time as any to move my site. I’ve been reasonably pleased with 34sp in the…

Weekender

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We had few plans for this weekend, which is fairly rare. However Sunday was my late mother-in-law’s birthday so we had already decided to go to Cashel where we have a tree planted in her memory. But before that we had a free Saturday and, after pottering about in the morning, we headed to Kelvingrove…

Sticky smartness

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It’s always the little things that you’ve never seen before that make you sit up and think “hey, that’s smart”. In my case a simple photo, used to provide context, was enough to trigger this, and it’s so simple an idea that I’m surprised that something similar isn’t in wider use. Read on, MacDuff, to…

Fill your ears

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I picked up some new albums recently, and I’ll pause here to echo a comment I heard on the radio the other night as I can’t remember what the inside of a record store looks like, especially now I don’t work in the city centre and no longer have the evil geniuses at FOPP fleecing…

I'm like a bird

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But no, I’m not going to fly away… instead a quick update and a couple of questions. Current Events I considered posting more on the “Cho shootings” but really can’t be that bothered. I seem to have fallen into a “you made your bed, lie in it” frame of mind. Which isn’t really a good…

Hit me, baby, one more time

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Another tragic day in the US, another gun related crime (amongst many). The same arguments will be wheeled out, debated, and forgotten as we move on with our daily lives, the blessing of the unaffected. Spare a moment, a thought, for those who won’t be able to move on, who will suffer, who are in…

Where There's a Will

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After posting about my lack of willpower of the weekend, and receiving some useful and thought provoking comments (thanks!), I think I need to step back and see what else could possibly be the problem. Or, indeed, if there is a problem at all. I started jogging last summer, the inspiration for which came about…

Once upon a weekend

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Washed car. Chopped down small tree. Sun came out. Chopped down some bamboo. Dug over sideborder. Parents visited. BBQ. Went for run. Hot. Legs still tired. Cut grass. Cleared out garage. Went to dump. Watched football. More BBQ. Scottish Blogs stuff. Design skills ‘stuck’, still. Slept like log. More later.

By the Power of Will

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Ack, damn attention deficit disorder. My brain has just skipped from the title of the post to a distant childhood memory of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. I had a few of those toys when I was younger including He-Man himself, who had a built-in spring for his “power punch”, and … eh……

Friends and Codes

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Blimey, a fairly busy week or so of overly gluttonous introspection in blogland. No surprise I guess but this time round it has been fairly forthright and more vociferous than usual. I’ve linked to a few of the following before, but, pulled together they encapsulate most of what has been said. I think. It all…

Do I REALLY sound like that?

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In an effort to compile a list of what I consider to be the best posts of this blog, and yes such things are highly subjective I know, I spent some time perusing my archives last night. It’s an odd experience, as I found myself re-living a lot of my past via this strange yet…

Crater needs filled

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Working at home today, and just about to leave the house for a visit to the dentist. She’s very nice, as are all the staff, but it still irks me that I’m paying to have pain inflicted. We signed up to “go private” just before all the nonsense started and I’m quite smug that I’ve…