Something I said?

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This blog has always been a little up and down, stats are never constant with spikes and .. um… the opposite of spikes… ohh yes, troughs, littering my reports. However I guess I need to rethink things a little as comments have been very light the past few weeks. I know I know you are…

Arena Flowers

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Arena Flowers A while ago I asked “Would you take the money?” in reference to an email I received offering me a cash voucher in return for posting about my experiences using an online store. The answers to that question varied, but by and large you mostly agreed that, as long as I was upfront…

Musings on X-Pubs

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Next week I’m heading down to Reading to attend the X-Pubs conference, where I’m hoping to learn more about both how a solid XML publishing solution is implemented and, ultimately, why I need to bother. OK, I know why I need to bother so I guess I should re-phrase that to “how I justify all…

This week…

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… I will mostly be blogging about… hang on.. bloody hell, what’s that noise? Holy mother of all things unseasonal, hailstones! And it’s almost June, what the fuck has happened to our weather, it’s like the whole environment has been turned upside down or something. I wonder if the authorities know about this… Anyway, where…

New Lanark

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Having read a feature in the local paper, we headed off to New Lanark today, primarily for a wander along the banks of the River Clyde to the Falls of Clyde. Alas they aren’t that spectacular at the moment, mainly because the water is held back to drive turbines at a nearby power station, and…

Still here

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Just not, you know, here. My days have mainly contained watching crap TV or crap movies or sleeping. This has been keeping my mind off the fact that I can’t eat. Nothing more than a stomach bug I’m sure. It’ll pass. Back soon.

You're the inclination…

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Wait, that’s not right. Ahhh yes “You’re the ‘inspiration’”, ahhh the joys of the misheard lyric. However the misheard holds the truth for, dear reader, despite having a lot of ideas for posts, and a few things I need to do as well, I’ve had little inclination over the past week or so (e.g. posts…

Mooo.. scellaneous

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Nature is a wonderous thing, offering us such beauty and inspiration that sometimes it boggles the mind. Be it a particular cloudscape, a shimmering lake or the steaming placenta lying next to a just-born calf… OK, it wasn’t ideal to see such a sight first thing in the morning but it certainly woke me up….

Combine & Conquer

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Combine and conquer It’s been so long since I started this whole ‘oneman’ thing, combining all my online ‘identities’ into one amorphous mass, that it was quite good to take a break, step back and make sure that it’s working for me. Ultimately the creation of onemanwrites.co.uk was to stop the build up of “work”…

Information(ally) Overload(ed)

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Note: Been meaning to post this for some weeks now but couldn’t find the right moment… I guess now is as good a time as any. The title of this blog was, believe it or not, chosen more carefully than most of you may realise, and far more carefully than I let on. Mind you…

Information(ally) Overload(ed)

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Note: Been meaning to post this for some weeks now but couldn’t find the right moment… I guess now is as good a time as any. Cross-posted at Informationally Overloaded, my ‘other’ blog. The title of this blog was, believe it or not, chosen more carefully than most of you may realise, and far more…

A friendly reminder

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If you currently link to this site, please update your bookmarks, links, blogrolls and whatnot to http://www.onemanblogs.co.uk/. The previous URL (gordonmclean.co.uk) will stop forwarding to this site at the end of the month. You have been warned.

Dispatches from the deck(chair)

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A week in the sun. Mild tan achieved (think healthy glow rather than skin cancer city) and back to the rain. So a few numbers, and a notable mention or two. Number of crappy spy thriller novels read: 1 – Tom Clancy: Red Rabbit Number of books from “list of books I really should read”:…

Selling my soul

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I receive a bribe! Why am I starting to sound like JonnyB! and what’s with the exclamation marks! A friendly email, from a friendly person, from a company I’ve used before, arrives in my email. Apparently he’d like to bribe me to blog about his company and their website. I’ve used said company before, and…

Click, delete, click, delete

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Photography can be a bit of a black art, but then anyone who has picked up any camera that is more than a point-and-shoot will know that. Aperture this, exposure that, bracketing, f numbers, focal distances and on and on and on with the terminology. Of course that’s the same with any technology, I know,…