Bayerische Motoren Werke

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I’d love to say it isn’t. It’s really really not a personal thing, and I do know a few of them so I KNOW they aren’t ALL bad. It’s just that 8 times out of 10, when I finally see the badge, it’s one of them. I’m willing to concede that it might be one…

Writing isn’t important

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Like most professionals I’m a member of various mailing lists, all of which deal with very similar issues, usually with overlapping people and discussions as well. The field of Technical Communications is wide and varied but there is always one type of query which is guaranteed to get a response… or 50 responses… sometimes more….

Almost there…

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The last items have been bought – why do we always end up with stuff to buy on Christmas Eve? – bags are packed and ready to be loaded into the car, and in a few minutes we will begin our traditional Christmas Eve evening. Dinner, a bottle of wine or two and the Muppet’s…

On not buying a Mac

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This WAS going to be quite a lengthy post. I was going to list my requirements, the things I can do now and the things I know are better on a Mac. I was going to compare my Mac experiences in the past (from the Classic II to the Powerbook of a friend) to my…

Blink

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Blink by Malcolm Gladwell I’ve had this book sitting on my shelf for several months now, however I hate hate hate myself for buying it when I did, when it was the ‘in’ thing to read (in some circles) and so I’ve been avoiding it. The really annoying thing is, of course, that it’s an…

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Whoosh zoom

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Ever get one of those days when you can’t settle your brain on one topic? It whooshes around, steadfastly refusing your requests to please PLEASE focus on the document you are trying to read, preferring to hone in on any of eight or nine different topics. I used to fear this state of mind —the…

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You know…

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(stolen from the ever lovely Gunnella) … you are living in 2006 when: 1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave. 2. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years. 3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three. 4. You e-mail the person who works at…

Blogosphere*

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Are there three blogospheres? asks John at Syntagma. He proposes the notion that blogging/bloggers can be categorised in three groups: Primary – ” “Blogging” as a topic of discussion means nothing to them” Secondary – contains the purely-for-business blogs Tertiary – which comprises all those folk who talk endlessly about “the blogosphere”… serious bloggers, info-providers,…

He said

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Whilst I was waiting for 24 to start last night, well whilst I was waiting to watch it in ‘chase’ mode, I did a little channel surfing stopping at some red carpet footage from the Oscars. Admittedly it was merely to see if I could catch some of the more beautiful ladies in their best…

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Fat

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I’m fat. There is no denying it. I’m easily four stone over weight (56lbs or ~25.5kgs). It’s something I’m both constantly thinking about and constantly not caring about, all at once. Society deems me to be imperfect. I do not conform. I am a freak. An outcast. Someone to be looked at with a mixture…

Shorts

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It’ll be a day of short posts I’m afraid (or a couple of posts with lots of short bits in them). Splitting headache when I woke up. In fact I was in bed at 10.30pm last night (very early for me) and I still don’t feel like I’ve had any sleep. Can anyone say “head…

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Choose Drugs

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It’s been a long time since I was exposed to drugs in any form to be honest. There was a lot of it floating around, past and through me at college/uni (I’m never sure which as I started at a poly and ended at a uni), all types, sizes and strengths (and I only heard…

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At last

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Middle Lane Morons. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!! Why? Is there something wrong with the left-hand lane? I’ve heard a few excuses for this, but the usual seems to be a ‘comfort zone’ thing. The middle lane driver prefers driving there as there is plenty of room round them and they can overtook some cars…

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Diet

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We held a diet contest in my workplace last year. I won it. Lost almost two stones (28lbs) in 10 weeks. I did it healthily, started going to the gym, ate sensible, healthy foods. I felt good about myself, looked better, and enjoyed (in that embarassed way we Brits manage so well) the compliments. I’ve…

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Weekend InspirationSaturday we ventured through to see the families and drop off an HTML book to my nephew (15yrs old and I just KNOW he’ll be coding like a pro in about.. ohh 2 weeks?). Ended up staying at my parents for dinner, having a few Guinness and a game of Trivial Pursuit. Now I’m…

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