Why I blog

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I’ve always enjoyed words, reading and writing. At school English was my favourite subject, with Physics a close second (if there had been a computing O Grade I would probably have taken that instead). My parents are both teachers and much of my inquisitive nature was fuelled by books; I still have, and treasure, a…

Sudden need for habit

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Everything happens at once. It’s always the way of these things, the calendar remains empty until, all of a sudden you realise you have a concert and a leaving do to attend one evening, and a day/evening session in the pub the next day. Such is the case this coming Friday, Radiohead gig at Glasgow…

Back to reality

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As Budapest fades into rose-tinted memory the mundane returns. Well it’s not mundane really, it’s quite exciting you know, getting up at 1am to save a little mouse from the clutches of our cat and then again at 4.30am to remove a dead mouse from the kitchen floor (different mouse, he’s getting good at this!)….

What of Scottish Blogs?

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But first, a cat update: Ollie is fine, no cone as, apparently, they don’t use stitches any more? He was a little groggy last night but was up and hungry as usual this morning. And I said this wouldn’t become a ‘cat’ blog. Hmmmm. And so, onto Scottish Blogs. The website lost hosting late last…

Saying goodbye

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No, I’M not saying goodbye, but it’s been on my mind recently. At some point this blog will end, it may be a gradual decline during which the format and content will slowly morph into something else, or it may just stop and be replaced by something else. I’m comfortable with the fact that I…

Tech Writer Blog Directory

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Ahh the joy of site stats and referrers. With them I may not have spotted that some kind soul had added this humble blog to the Tech Writer Blog Directory. Whoever it was, thanks! (yes, I’m guessing it was Tom). I’ve updated my details, stopping short of listing all of my websites.. To everyone else,…

Combine & Conquer

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Combine and conquer It’s been so long since I started this whole ‘oneman’ thing, combining all my online ‘identities’ into one amorphous mass, that it was quite good to take a break, step back and make sure that it’s working for me. Ultimately the creation of onemanwrites.co.uk was to stop the build up of “work”…

I'm like a bird

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But no, I’m not going to fly away… instead a quick update and a couple of questions. Current Events I considered posting more on the “Cho shootings” but really can’t be that bothered. I seem to have fallen into a “you made your bed, lie in it” frame of mind. Which isn’t really a good…

Once upon a weekend

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Washed car. Chopped down small tree. Sun came out. Chopped down some bamboo. Dug over sideborder. Parents visited. BBQ. Went for run. Hot. Legs still tired. Cut grass. Cleared out garage. Went to dump. Watched football. More BBQ. Scottish Blogs stuff. Design skills ‘stuck’, still. Slept like log. More later.

Miscellany

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Quick one today, things to do, people to see.. etc etc. Despite my recent plaudits First Scotrail aren’t happy to rest on their wotsits and have updated their notification system to include further updates on a set timescale. So, I can ask for an email to be sent to my work address with any problems…

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What I didn't do…

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Apparently I have two musical memes that I should been doing. I should also be pushing on with a couple of site designs, I did a little for one but not much else. I should be outlining some more ideas for the whole Scottish Blogs/BritBlog thing. I should. But I haven’t. Instead, yesterday, we visited…

Blogging Announcement

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A day earlier than planned but glad that this is now out in the open. Cross-posted on Scottish Blogs, with a similar post on BritBlog. BritBlog and Scottish Blogs Join Forces Some of you may be familiar with the British Blog Directory, a site similar to Scottish Blogs that focuses on (as the name suggests)…

Blogmeet

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Just a wee post to remind those bloggers in Scotland who enjoy good company and a “light refreshment” or ten, the next blogmeet is but weeks away. February 18th, Edinburgh, Jolly Judge. Kicks off at 2pm, finishes… when the last person leaves! More details on the Scottish Blogs site, and apologies to those who I…

Prison Blog

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I received an email, to Scottish Blogs, the other day asking for some help with a fairly unique blog. If you are interested let me know and I’ll pass on your details: I am going to prison on 20th dec to continue a sentence for a road traffic offence, I expect to be there for…

Blogmet

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They say you learn something new everyday. Yesterday was an exception as I lost count of the number of things I learned. Let me try and re-cap. 1. When arranging a blogmeet, provided the ADDRESS of the pub as well as the name. This will save at least two people getting lost (apologies to Peter…