Ketchup

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I had a few hours to myself on Saturday afternoon as Louise had gone into Glasgow to meet up with her sister and cousins for a wee afternoon out. I took the opportunity to do some shopping and, after careful deliberation, decided to buy all four shirts that I had spotted. Decadence? Not really, they…

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One Blogger only

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Yesterday, during my experiment with Odeo – experiment, mucking about on the ‘net; potAYtoes, poTAHtoes – Richard asked “if you could only ask one… from anywhere in the world.. which blogger would you invite along to the blogmeet on Saturday?” My initial reaction was to look overseas, and at one of the better known bloggers….

Kerchinng!

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Apparently “Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.” according to Jules Renard. John Gruber over at Daring Fireball agrees and has kicked off another campaign to raise some funds to support his site. Whilst it’s certainly an issue to take stock of I’d venture that very…

Stop thief!

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Jason Kottke recently posted a link to this article which discusses the practise of “word theft”. Apparently “It was an old tradition in encyclopedias to put in a fake entry to protect your copyright”. It reminded me of something very similar from my time at Dr.Solomons (the anti-virus people). We had a “virus encyclopedia” on…

Z List

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This has been languishing in draft status for a while – given Jason Kottke’s recent news (see next post) I thought now was as good a time to post it as any. I’ve been pondering, amongst other things, the recent Bloggies, and the whole “A list” bloggers thing. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ll…

Day job

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In what will no doubt be THE blog news of the week – Jason Kottke has quit his job and will be doing kottke.org as a full-time job. I’m intrigued by this, particularly as he is calling for patrons to donate money to his venture. More thoughts on this later but for the meantime: 1….

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Web as platform

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Just a short post to remind myself to expand on my thoughts as prompted by Jason Kottke: Web as platform. Except I’m not going to as I spent about an hour last night, writing, deleting, writing, deleting, writing, deleting and I’m still not sure WHERE I think this is headed. Suffice to say that I…

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