One step forward

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Life continues apace and that suits me just fine. Still making changes (tweaks) to how I live, replaced cheap TV unit with a better, cleaner, solution (before/after), and I’ve been going through ALL of my belongings to declutter as much as I can. I’m finding some neat parallels along the way too. My tastes for…

Weekender

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Busy day ahead, so I’ll be brief. My Office Christmas party was on Saturday night. Drawing up at the main entrance, I was greeted with a red carpet, and gladly accepted a glass of fine champagne. I turned down the partridge and quail The meal was served in the atrium area of our office (the…

idea 2007

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If you are in New York City in early October, check out the idea2007 conference, which will highlight and discuss designing complex information spaces of all kinds. A limited entry pre-conference event kicks things off on the 3rd of October, and the conference proper is on October 4th and 5th. Throughout their days, people are…

nyt for free

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New York Times finally stop charging to access content, and welcome to 2007!

The Office

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Caught a glimpse of Martin Freeman on Parky on Saturday night. This was after watching “The Siege” the Denzel Washington, Annette Benning, Bruce Willis terrorist thriller that never got released (it’s all about terrorist attacks in New York, and was filmed pre-9/11) —it’s worth a watch actually, given the extra poignancy of some shots featuring…

Fool to myself

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Regular readers will be bored silly of my repeated assertions of just How Busy I Am, and how I’ve been trying To Get More Organised. So, rather than harp on again, I’ll just preface any posts that may, or may not, appear this week with the disclaimer of I Am Busy. There, now I can…

Work, rest and play

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The weekend creeps into view. Slowly. Tomorrow we’re off to Dumbarton to catch up with family; talk about next years holiday with sister-in-law, see if my Mum’s voice has returned to normal, give my sister a big hug*,and find out how my brother-in-law enjoyed New York. Louise is out on Saturday night so I get…

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So far

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Yesterday, some shopping, The Terminal, and some quiet reflection centred on New York. Today, airport at 6am to wave off the in-laws (really just making sure they got on the plane). Home to tidy up and head out to Chatelherault for a car launch thing for the new Renault Modus. Keep those 100 Things questions…

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How will I get to New York?

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In somewhat untimely news it seems that Concorde has been grounded for good. So how on earth will I get to New York and back at the weekend for a shopping spree? Typical. Now, if they could’ve hung off for a few days until AFTER my Lottery win….

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Oscar ListJon points out that the The Oscar Nominations are up. I’m finding it hard to believe that Gangs of New York got 10. A good film but not Oscar material (especially not in the editing category!!) Whaddya think? Comments please!

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Google stores the pastInteresting article which wasn’t about what I thought it would be. Tracks through the history of Google, from conception to what it is today.. and that is the crux of the matter. Yes it is a search engine, but it is so much more now. When was the last time you googled…

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Gangs of New York

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Gangs of New York Well audiences seem split on this one. Grand scale story telling, occasionally mis-jointed but I enjoyed it. Daniel Day-Lewis hammed up Bill the Butcher but not so much that it wasn’t believable, the rest of cast were good, although no-one else really stood out. I DID expect more from Scorcese, but…

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Gangs of New YorkWow. I wasn’t too sure what to expect as I’d managed to stay away from most of the hype surrounding this film, but consider me impressed. An epic scale film, well directed, well acted (WHY doesn’t Daniel Day Lewis do more films?), some wonderful cinematography, and clever use of special effects. Not…

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Clickety-clickBought a shiny new keyboard with lots of bells and whistles on it. So if anything is awry over the next couple of days is because I’ve pushed a button and something has gone wrong! Survived yesterday. Company kickoff wasn’t too bad, the news wasn’t all doom and gloom and if the company is still…

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New York, New YorkIs a wonderful town..So for all you… New Yorkans? No, that’s not right.. is it? anyway.. if you are in New York (yes AnnMarie I’m talking to you) and happen to be bored one Sunday evening and think you’ll venture out to, say, the top of the Empire State Building, well take…

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