Fatefully conspired against

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I have returned from my time in Derby. It has been an eventful and exciting week in many ways and yet, despite my best laid plans, fate decided to remind me of my position in the universe. As I mentioned previously I was travelling down to Derby (Mickleover to be precise) where I was attending…

I am excited!

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This evening I’m flying down to East Midlands airport and from there I’ll be making my way to Mickelover Hotel (near Derby) where I’m attending, and speaking at, the Technical Communications conference. I’ve not done much public speaking with my last outing being a couple of years ago at a similar, smaller, conference and that…

Day 1

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The year is 2009. The day is less than 20 hours old and I’m pondering. Shall I try and post EVERY SINGLE DAY? (madness!). Shall I run a “T-Shirt off my back” competition (in tribute to Troubled Diva, of course). Or shall I simply switch this to my tumblr feed and let the twitters, delicious…

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Blog Etiquette*

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Prompted by this comment thread over at troubled-diva, which started when mike revealed, according to his recent site survey, that “By far the strongest currency in blogging is inter-blog linking, be it on a main post, a linklog post or a blogroll” and that “Comment-whoring doesn’t work!” I, amongst others, was slightly taken aback by…

Squatting

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The Troubled Diva is squatting over at Sashinka’s. Just in case, like me, you’d lost him…

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Troubled? Diva!

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He may be on his way back… yes the rumours are true. But before we can, weepingly, embrace him back into the fold we need to convince him that we have been reading his archives religiously in his absence (er… well I’ve read a little…). 120 questions to be answered by 120 different bloggers –…

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Wrong

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There is something wrong about being in work this close to Christmas. It’s the first time in about 5 years I’ve done it and it’s just not right. Mind you, there is a perverse pleasure to be gained watching people scurry about at lunchtime, panic etched on their faces, consulting hastily scrawled lists or mobile…

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Parting is such sweet sorrow

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You’ve probably read it already but if not, go and say goodbye, adieu, sweet dreams etc etc to the Troubled Diva.

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Guesting

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Well that’s my stint over at Troubled Diva finished, and what an experience that was. It was fun, educational, enlightening and lots of other adjectives too. In fact, I’m enjoying this guesting malarky so much I’ll be doing more of it this week at Audi Olympics. And yes, stories and photos of Friday night are…

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Coupla quick things

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An Advert: Got iTunes? Get Tag&Rename which now has m4a support (iTunes info in MP3 files). I’ve been using this program for about a year now, keeping my MP3 collection in neat order. Coupled with MusicMatch for ripping it ensures filenames and ID3 tags are the way I want them I’ve been posting at Troubled…

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Diva-ing

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This week, as I mentioned, I’ll be guest posting at Troubled Diva. So, if you don’t find me here, I’ll be over there. In related news: I’m actually very nervous about this. The quality of writing over there has been top notch, what they will make if little old me heaven knows!

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True

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I’m sure most of you will now have read Lyle’s post at Troubled Diva. My only direct comment about it is quite simply that, unless the person writing is quite open about their lifestyle (Peter and Pinky as two examples) I generally don’t tend to think about their sexual preference. Yes I have the same…

Pigeon-holing the stereotype

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[Update: Not sure where all this came from, kinda blindsided me to be honest] I’m sure most of you will now have read Lyle’s post at Troubled Diva. My only direct comment about it is quite simply that, unless the person writing is quite open about their lifestyle (Peter and Pinky as two examples) I…

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Here

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But busy. And I don’t want to ‘blogout’ as I’m guesting blogging on Troubled Diva in a few weeks…

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16th?

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According to the Troubled Diva, I’m the 16th most famous Gordon (well so Google says). Must try harder.

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