Lessons learned

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It’s all go at McLean Mansions but that’s nothing new for the first week in May with my sister celebrating her birthday on the 5th and my sister-in-law celebrating hers on the 7th. Of course that means presents and nice meals in restaurants, so we were out for dinner on Monday evening, and we’re back…

Why can’t I own Englishmen?

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There was a bit of a stramash in the Scottish press yesterday, when a fairly high profile Reverend in the Church of Scotland coming out of the closest and declaring himself a big gay (those may not have been his exact words…). As many of you will already know, religion and homosexuality don’t mix very…

Chapter 2

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Her hair ruffles gently in his breath, deep and slow. Waking from slumber he dares not move his arm for fear of waking her, instead he lies there quietly holding her safe from harm. He savours moments like these, the gentle companionship of sleep holding her there with him and he feels the soft glow…

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Wolverine

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IMDB information Metacritic reviews I’m a big fan of the X-Men series of movies and I’m happy to say that, on the whole, this movie delivered pretty much what you’d expect. It was a big budget, action heavy story with hints of the softer side of the main character. Not being a huge comic book…

Why everything is changing

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I’ve agreed to present at this years ISTC conference, and my topic will be blogging and technical communications. It’s a nice topic title, vague enough that I can stretch it in many ways, but specific enough that it has some natural constraints. I’ll write up some of my thoughts here, naturally, but it’s interesting that…

Can't Cook, Watch Cook

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Weekends roll around and, these days, start in the same manner. Breakfast, coffee and whatever cooking show is on that day, Saturday Kitchen or Something for the Weekend. Rarely do I awake at noon, hungover and with little thought for much else other than Irn Bru and a bacon roll. Even as I type this,…

Wood and steel

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Wood and steel, originally uploaded by Gordon. Playing with the Camerabag app on the iPhone, which has some nice effects that really lift some of the photos, like this one. Hoping to take a photo every day this month, using my iPhone (don’t worry I won’t post them all here), to help me learn how…

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