The Hourglass

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I’m running out of time. All of a sudden it’s Friday and I’ve only JUST bought FIFA ’09 for the PS3, where on earth am I going to find the time to master it before I go on holiday?? Seriously though, what is up with time these days? It’s either way too fast, I mean…

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To Wiki or not to Wiki

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The other day one of our genius developers (I think his official ranking is Jedi Knight) asked me why we don’t provide the product documentation on a Wiki. I answered him stating that it was because I wasn’t allowed. That’s not strictly true. My answer should have been that, quite simply, I’ve failed to provide…

Panic!

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There is a sense of mild, but controlled, panic in the air. I’ve only just realised that, a week today, we’ll be flying to Spain for a week in the sun. Don’t quite know how this has taken me by surprise but there you have it. All of a sudden I’m in the “pre-holiday zone”…

Switching off

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Nothing of substance. Truth be told I’m killing time whilst I wait for some software to install. Aren’t you lucky, dear reader, that I’m so thoughtful. I’m installing software because I’m working today, which from the looks of the weather doesn’t seem like a bad option now, typically holiday weekend weather outside. In other words,…

Where I am…

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… when I’m not here (may take a while to load this… )

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Chapter 3

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Hands sore from the cold, she carefully places the carry-basket on the counter and murmurs quietly, soothing her old friend inside. A paw reaches out through the bars, and she reassures with soft strokes of the dark fur. She feels suddenly sad and old, but knows that it was always going to come to this…

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XAMPP

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In my copious spare time I have been known to design and build websites. The first website I ever built was for the first company I worked for, back in 1996, so I’ve been at it a while. However it’s only been the past couple of years that I’ve started to get some larger clients…

Nota Bene

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Just a quick note to say that there is nothing of note to note here because, like everyone, I’m pretty busy at the moment. I’m heading into a period of 6 day work weeks, from now until the end of June. I’m close to finishing off a website for a client despite a fairly snag…

Podcasts

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No, don’t worry, I’m not going to subject you all to my dulcet tones but I would like to mention two sets of podcasts which are well worth monitoring. Not normally something I make time for, I’ve recently started going to the gym and it’s an ideal time to zone out and catch up on…

Star Trek

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IMDB information Metacritic reviews Star Trek sucks. There, I said it. I’ve never been a fan, never really ‘got’ the whole vibe of the show and so it’s far to say that I really don’t understand the fanaticism that surrounds it. But then I don’t really understand why anyone would want to dress up as…

Author-it Tidy Up

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Firstly a quick thank you to everyone who has commented on the previous post. What a fantastic bunch you are, and as I mentioned in the comments, I’ll be using your first names and locations in an infographic for an upcoming presentation. Fame will be yours! (Note: fame not guaranteed) In other news I’m deep…

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Windows 7 RC

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Having installed the Release Candidate of Windows 7 a couple of days ago, I have to say I’m fairly impressed and it may even sway me to keep a Windows box in the future despite plans to move to Apple hardware/software completely. Let me tell you why.

On the mend

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“You’re free!” he exclaimed. And, with that, I skipped down the hall. Well, not really, but he did say I was free, free from attending physio again as, by all accounts my knee is on the mend and there is nothing else they can do for me. He was happy that my left Vastus Medialis…

Who are you?

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Dear Reader, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my paltry contributions. Thing is, I was wondering if you could do me a small favour, it really shouldn’t take too long. Could you possibly leave a comment on this post, and let me know where you are from? That’d be…

The weekend that wasn't

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Friday night, drinks are flowing, laughter is heard and, unfortunately so are the voices of … well I won’t names names. Suffice to say there is a very good reason I dislike karoake and Friday night only served to provide me with more ammunition for my argument. If she talks very nicely to me I…