Where would you live?

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I’m off out tonight to have a few drinks with an ex-colleague who is about to head to Merika, for life (well for a while at least). He’s sold up, got his paperwork in order and he, his lovely wife and their still new son will fly over to Texas and setup a home and…

Setting the standard

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So, who’s got a summer holiday booked? We’ll probably make it out to the in-laws in the south of Spain but I don’t see the budget stretching much further to be honest. Anyway, for all you lot off to sunnier climes (or colder climes, whatever tickles your fancy) be aware that you can’t just chuck…

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Macguffin

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Vertigo…Then and Now. Before and after images of various San Francisco locations used in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 masterpiece. (via Zeldman)

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MiscellaneousI have nothing to say about this: The Prior-Art-O-Matic.“It’s a series of randomly-generated product ideas! It raises questions about the nature of prior art in patenting issues and is occasionally amusing!” I have a lot to say about this: When is middle age?.“If I had to pick numbers, then I’d probably choose the range from…

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Earthquake

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[Cue drum roll] “And the prize for, funniest coverage of the recent earthquake in San Francisco goes to… [dramatic pause, lengthened because I can’t get the envelope open] little.yellow.different!!!” [Cue wild applause and hysterical screaming]

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Brand Spanking

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So this is the new design. Also (finally) posted my ‘diary’ of sorts from San Francisco. I’ve got a few other bits and bobs to finish off but given my recent timescales I wouldn’t hold your breath.

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Greener Grass

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Sun is shining (weather is sweet), makes you wanna move your dancin’ feet! Was musing to a friend that since I returned from San Francisco, I’m questioning why I would want to stay in Scotland. We had things MUCH better when we stayed down south (financially, socially, weatherly) but why limit it to England. America,…

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Acquired

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Well the cat’s out of the bag now, the company I work for has been acquired. What does this mean? Well it depends which level you look at it from. Business wise it should be good for ‘us’… yadda yadda yadda. Main change for me will be a different boss. Initial reaction to that piece…

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Home

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Back in sunny Scotland. Well cloudy Scotland anyway… Will post ‘diary’ from San Francisco soon, should be a riveting read, and will keep you completely engrossed for days on end… or perhaps not.

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San Fran Diary

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I’m getting far to accustomized to this lifestyle. Beautiful weather, friendly laidback atmosphere, and peace and quiet to do my work. Heading into San Francisco tomorrow to be a tourist, then have to complete my assigned shopping list on Friday a.m. (4 pairs of 501s please) and pop into the office to say bye to…

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San Fran Diary

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Pleasanton CA. Is exactly as it sounds, pleasant. Weather is lovely, nice walk yesterday up Pleasanton Ridge. Work for a couple of days then into San Francisco on Thursday. I’m keeping a diary of sorts which I will post when I get back.

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Wood for trees

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Bah… I know I should be getting all excited, and I kinda am, but not as much as I usually would, does this mean I’m getting old? Flying out to San Francisco on Saturday morning, staying and working in Pleasanton, and unfortunately missing a major (and I mean MAJOR) night out, bummer.

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Weekender

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BANG, there goes another weekend. Babysat 2 nieces and 2 nephews, all good kids so it’s not as bad as it sounds. Played tig/tag for the first time in years – I’m much better at it now than I was when I was 12, although fitting through some of the smaller sections of the climbing…

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