Private Private

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Continuing the terrible titles, this is a take on Catch-22, for no particular reason other than being able to play on the word “private”. Think yourselfs lucky I didn’t choose the schoolboy route and go with “Show us yer privates”. Oddly the only reason I’m writing about this is because Twitter is currently dead, if…

Conversation V.I.P.s

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Revisiting an old post over on the Cherryleaf blog, where Ellis was prompted to ask “Can technical authors be part of ‘the conversation’ in the connected Web 2.0 world that’s emerging?” (excuse the paraphrasing). As a long-term blogger, and someone who believes that there are many tools in the Web 2.0 world that can and…

Google Gadgets

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Those nice people at Google have opened up their ‘homepage gadgets‘ and you can now use them anywhere. Excellent, I could have the latest Scottish news headlines zipping across the page, or maybe a game of hangman for when I post something you find boring, or perhaps the phases of the moon just be all…

Flock this

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The name of this site —Informationally Overloaded— isn’t just a witty title. Firstly, it’s not that witty, and secondly it’s becoming increasingly true for many people. There are two things you can do to counteract the growing feeling of “I must be missing something” that I’m sure some of you can identify with: Turn off…

Just one more

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Hands up everyone who’s played Tetris. Hours I spent, flipping blocks round, shuffling them left and right, until my hand would cramp and the buttons of my GameBoy start to wear down. One memorable train journey down to London gave me the opportunity to play for some 6 straight hours and I could hardly move…

The Gentleman Stalker

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Ladies, a question. You are walking alone at night, you are on a fairly quiet street, it’s well lit, and cars go by every minute. A man is walking about 20 feet behind you, and has been since you turned down the corner into this street. Now, if I’m that man (I’m not saying I’m…

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Virus Alert

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MyDoom Virus starts to hit. “Post this on every message board you can find. Get the word out. If you have a friend or family member who does not understand how to operate an anti-virus, please check that they are updated and protected. If you know someone running anti-virus on an e-mail server, please tell…

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Sounding better

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Cast your mind back to the mid-80s and early mobile phones. You remember them, big clunky, and not exactly ‘mobile’ really. As time moves on, they get smaller, and the technology in the phones improves. Nowadays the size of a mobile phone isn’t really the issue, more the features and gadgets you get with it…..

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Soon to be announced

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Details are coming to light about more government schemes to follow on from the recently announced course to help people learn how to send text messages. The courses are aimed at the same sector of people and cover a range of diverse topics. Exact details have yet to be confirmed but the following a rumoured…

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News just in… I DON’T CARE ABOUT PAUL BURRELL!!!!! And now back to your regularly scheduled programmes.

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Diet Contest: Week OneHoly crap. I’ve put on a stone in the last 3 months. Now I wasn’t planning on posting my weight here, but I figure that if you’ve read half of the stuff I’ve written here then my weight is about all you DON’T know (I’m also hoping that mass public humiliation will…

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Modern phones

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I believe phones these days are quite clever, they include a microphone to amplify your voice… SO YOU DON’T NEED TO KEEP SHOUTING!!! Grrrrrrr… I’m very tempted to turn round and hang up her phone, but I won’t… maybe…

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