Thoughts on TCUK10

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Flying back on Thursday evening I pondered the sessions I’d attended, the things I’d learned and the lessons and ideas I was taking home with me and one thing was missing. A central theme. Now, admittedly by accident, the 2009 conference appeared to be centred around “conversation”. Whether it was a direct with the users,…

I be done thunking

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I’m not a big thinker. I’m a big planner and ponderer but largely, when it comes to thinking, I tend to avoid it at all costs. As such, a lot of my decisions can seem quite rash to some people. I’ve certainly not spent much time pondering things like the purchasing of houses or cars,…

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No Kahuna

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A few weeks ago I mentioned that we were looking for a new way track our tasks. After checking out a few different applications and web applications, I think we have a solution. The problem we have is that, whilst the bulk of the work is scheduled against a project plan, there are a myriad…

Wizardly

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I am fated. It seems that I’m not allowed to read the Harry Potter books without having the endings, the “BIG SECRETS”, revealed to me before I’ve read the books. The previous book was spoiled by a friend who didn’t realise I hadn’t read it yet, she was mortified (bless) and I’m not allowed to…

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Too much

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I’ve had enough. So has Louise. We generally reach this point at the same time, which is quite handy, although if I’m honest I possibly reach it before she does, I just ignore it for longer (or maybe she does that too). Tonight the house is GETTING IT BIG TIME. I should probably explain what…

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Bugger it

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Plagarism is a form of flattery (even if I can’t be bothered creating three columns). THE BIG BROTHER BITBig Brother is getting a bit exciting. What? YES I watch it, get over it. I must admit that this series, whilst being considerably more watchable than last year’s snooze-fest, is beginning to border on .. well…

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File Sharing

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Kazaa Not Responsible for Swapping: “The makers of Kazaa, the world’s most popular computer file-sharing program, cannot be held liable for copyright infringement of music or movies swapped on its free software, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled Friday.” How did I miss this, surely this is BIG news?

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Grand scale chess

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Now this is a BIG idea: Vancouver Chess game (via Caterina)

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HolidayI’m taking a holiday. Not next week but the one after, and I’ve already started to compile a list of things to-do. So far: Re-order my ‘blog list’ into UK and Other listings (not sure why but I’m a sucker for an ordered list) Re-organise some of our finances, namely get a new credit card…

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Compulsive

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Bigger and better than Big Brother : blogwhore: the webgame. I’m hooked now, I was vaguely aware of it a few weeks back (when Christine mentioned it), and I’m slowly getting more and more addicted. Will Ernie prevail? (Hey you gotta root for someone). OK, so it’s not really bigger than Big Brother which, like…

Hipper than thou

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Yo, wassup. U chillin? Kicking back? Lookin’ for the next BIG RUSH? Try Freestyle Walking dude. Take it to the next level. Peace Out.

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Staid Human

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speechtherapy – coming from the rapidly expanding gallery that is labelled “Now why didn’t I think of that…”. I can sympathise completely with the editorial comment, I’ve been thinking much the same myself. That coupled with the fact that my life isn’t all that interesting (why do you come here?) and I too need to…

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One week

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Can I ask… do you start your working week full of high hope and aspirations, a long ‘to do’ list and the feeling that this week is going to be different? Every week I feel the same, full of optimism. With the same thought from my mother ringing in my head – Don’t let the…

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Half-Life

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I’m not a huge gamer (as is evident by my pitiful attempts in deathmatch) but it is so much fun. Admittedly getting battered to death for the 5th time by someone with a crowbar can get a bit tedious, especially when you have a BIG gun, but it is addictive – an adrenalin buzz… suddenly…