Can you tell?

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A quick stroke of the chin, a flicker of the eyes round the table, a slight linger before flicking your cards flat. Or in my case a ‘woooop’, a fist punching the air and a little victory dance. OK, maybe not. I’m still learning the basics of Poker but far more interesting to me is…

News Headlines

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Gosh, things are bad aren’t they. Awful. Credit Crunch apparently. No no, recession now. Or is it still a ‘downturn’? Hey it can’t be bad, did you hear the profit announcment from BP? Enough of that, what about Brand and Ross? What a fuss! Fine them and be done with it. Everyone knows what they…

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RunKeeper

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runkeeper, originally uploaded by Gordon. First run with this and it’s BANG on the money, you can even see which side of the road I ran down. Brilliant. It’s still early days, and doesn’t have the same depth of information that a website like Fetch does but it’s quick and works far better than the…

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How do we move to single source?

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I’ve waffled on about single source and our plans for long enough so, as we are finally starting the process itself, I thought I’d capture some information as we go along. However, it’s probably good to set the scene, so I’ll cover that stuff first. Over time you’ll be able to see all the posts…

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Aimee Mann

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It was my first visit to the Old Fruitmarket venue in Glasgow last night, to listen to ‘that woman who had several songs on the soundtrack of Magnolia’, Aimee Mann. I can’t quite remember how I discovered her, but it was only recently that I purchased her previous album Bachelor No.2 and, quite liking it,…

On not running

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Not jogging today as I have a twinge in my back. It happened at some point at work on Friday, just a wee tweak of a muscle I’m sure but I really don’t want to risk it. I’ll try to go out tomorrow night I think. The jogScotland programme helps when this happens, it’s a…

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Why we are moving to single source

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I’ve waffled on about single source and our plans for long enough so, as we are finally starting the process itself, I thought I’d capture some information as we go along. However, it’s probably good to set the scene, so I’ll cover that stuff first. Over time you’ll be able to see all the posts…

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My name is important

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If you get a moment go check out www.mclean.com or for that matter www.mclean.co.uk. I own neither unfortunately. Both are high-level domains, both are classed as desirable (read, expensive) and both are currently being used… for nothing. Well I’m sure they bring in money for the person who owns them and has them sitting their…

iPhone Apps

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I’m still loving my iPhone, despite it’s foibles (why can’t I send a link of my current location from the Maps application to another iPhone user? Or even a weblink to Google maps? Or.. you get the point). To capture my current usage I thought I’d jot down the apps I currently have installed. Because,…

Back on track

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Whilst I can’t say the words are flowing all that freely the past few hectic weeks are behind me and, whilst the next few are still full of plenty of things that need done/attend, they are all mostly things I can envisage and plan for so that, somehow, seems like things are better. Which makes…

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Changing Roles

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Where does the ‘documentation manager’ fit in an organisation? As our company grows and we push ourselves to be better it is envitable that some people will end up in slightly different roles than they envisaged. Thankfully my current company isn’t too bogged down on job titles and org charts, preferring to make sure that…

Elbow – Carling Academy

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Last night I stood in a crowd of people, rapt and in awe of a band that, frankly, can’t get much better (although I’m sure they’ll prove me wrong). I’m not going to write a review per se as SwissToni has already done an excellent job, but I did just want to capture some thoughts…

One year wiser

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A quick thank you to everyone who took a moment from their day to wish me Happy Birthday on Friday. Many of you did so through Twitter, some by email, some by comments on this blog, some by text message and… eh… yeah I think that’s it. Thank you. Each little message gave me a…

Thoughts on HATT Survey thoughts

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Tom Johnson has had a look at the survey recently published by the HATT matrix website on help authoring and, by pulling in the results of some other surveys in the same area, has extrapolated some good conclusions from them. He rightly points out that surveys need to be taken with a pinch of salt…

Pssssssstt

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Anyone got any words I can borrow? I need to find more than 140 characters worth as that’s all I seem capable of at the moment. So, I’d like to blog, I really would but I’m now stuck, not paused. Odd that. In times of old I’d just keep typing and see what turned up,…

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