It's RIGHT THERE!

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I almost shrieked like a girly girl. There it was, floating a metre in front of me, within touching distance, if I just stretched out my hand I could probably feel it under my fingertips. I wondered if anyone would notice and, glancing around, I saw the same look of wonderment that I could also…

Some shops are evil

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Tomorrow I am going into a city called Glasgow. Once there I will likely partake of a coffee from an American outlet known as Starbucks, and most likely wander around a variety of shops trying not to spend money (hey, I’m Scottish, shut up). This activity is known as shopping. The key purpose of shopping…

Sticky smartness

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It’s always the little things that you’ve never seen before that make you sit up and think “hey, that’s smart”. In my case a simple photo, used to provide context, was enough to trigger this, and it’s so simple an idea that I’m surprised that something similar isn’t in wider use. Read on, MacDuff, to…

Jack of none

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I’m a fairly intelligent guy. I’m not a huge intellect but I reckon I’d be “slightly above average” on the scale of smartness which I’m sure exists somewhere… I mean I’ve taken one of those Mensa tests, and did some sort of “smartypants” test, before I joined Sage/tetra back in the day, so based on…

Snippets

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Coffee at its best – Just opened, fresh this morning, the jar of Nescafé we brought back from Spain. Yes, that’s right, we brought back a jar of instant coffee. Why? Because it tastes GREAT! It may be because it’s not granules but powder, it may be because I don’t normally drink Nescafé and ALL…

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Radio Ga-Ga

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I don’t listen to the radio much. It’s the inane rambling you see, drives me potty. I don’t listen to podcasts much. It’s the inane rambling you see… For the most part that is, I have listened to a few podcasts that I’ve enjoyed, mainly topical ‘casts (why do we have the “pod” bit? it’s…

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Real people

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I was working at home the last couple of days, mainly research and planning (which now means I fully understand the tasks ahead of me for a particular project and it’s now scaring the heebie jeebies outta me!!), and it’s always a bit odd slipping back into the stream of commuters and co-workers. It’s akin…

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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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Keffed

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(Who is it that uses that word? Hmmm) Permalinks are wonky. Not sure how long they have been like this, but obviously no-one links to MY postings or someone would’ve pointed it out long before now… right… RIGHT? Will fix em later. Off in huff now.

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Mistaken

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You’re unique, right? I’m mean there is only one Gordon McLean on the planet, right? RIGHT? Wrong. OK so I knew that, as amazingly unique as I am (and BOY am I ever unique) that somewhere there would be another Gordon McLean. However it is a bit weird (or spooky as my Mother would say)…

Mobile Sister

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My new phone seems to have sparked my sister into getting a new one too (Sony indeed! and here I thought she was a poor student). However unlike my good self, who, in an excited ‘I’ve just got a new phone’ mood, sent a few text messages to friends and family to tell them I…

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Scaredy Cat

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Went out on my bike today, we live at the top of a big hill, so going down it is fun. Actually going down it is downright dangerous and scary. At one point I thought I was going to fall off as I realised I was going too fast for the roundabout at the bottom….

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