Insomnia

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I’ve had insomnia on and off for years but in the last year or so it’s started to occur more frequently. I’m starting to figure it out though and it’s definitely work related. It seems that, during periods of high stress, my insomnia kicks in. Beyond that I’m a bit hazy about why I wake…

Ho Ho Holy Shit… December

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I am having fun. This must be true because time is flying, it seems like only yesterday we were wandering round Edinburgh Zoo! Since then, we’ve had gigs, trips to London and Manchester and, all of a sudden, it’s December and Christmas looms large. Most years I’d take this week and next week to slowly…

On not blogging

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A product release is imminent. A trip to visit two customers in the US of A. Ongoing complications with the new ISTC website (soon, soon!). Planning for 2012, including a major restructure of our content. Actual writing some documentation (a rare occurrence!). Plus all the usual things that life is wont to throw at us. Maybe…

Getting around

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Boston in the fall. Lovely, even though I only had a few hours to wander the streets and take the duck tour. Gorgeous place, friendly people, definitely one to revisit.  I was a little bit spoiled by the fact it was around 21C in glorious sunshine but, nevertheless, Boston has a charm that is almost…

apple uk tv shows

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Fire up your iTunes Store, Apple have started selling episodes of TV shows. All your favourite stuff from US TV that you’ve… umm.. already downloaded and watched because why SHOULD we wait until it airs on UK TV?! Idiots. This does not stop piracy. When WILL they learn.

Hit me, baby, one more time

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Another tragic day in the US, another gun related crime (amongst many). The same arguments will be wheeled out, debated, and forgotten as we move on with our daily lives, the blessing of the unaffected. Spare a moment, a thought, for those who won’t be able to move on, who will suffer, who are in…

Live TV

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Lyle links to an article that states: Most TV viewing in households with personal video recorders such as Sky+ is still live and “traditional scheduled TV will be around for a long time yet”, according to new research. We’ve had Sky+ for over a year now, and having finally switched my viewing habits to incorporate…

Ho ho … meh

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This week has flown in (…what an odd phrase that is. From where, pray tell, has the week arrived and couldn’t it have walked or cycled or something?), I can barely believe that it’s Thursday today and tomorrow heralds the auspicious event that is our company night out. The US-based staff have been flown in,…

Out with the old

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Apparently, this site is one of 14.4 million other similar sites. Presumably, and I’m certain someone far smart than me will be able to formulate this better, of those 14.4 million, only a portion of them can be directly compared to this site. Of that portion, there will be other factors that will set my…

Tasty

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Art, fashion, design. They are all subjective. But where do we get our sense of style, our own personal tastes? Are they developed over time, moulded by society and our exposure to culture, or is it a genetic inheritance? A bit of both? Is my love of minimalist – think Scandinavian (no NOT IKEA) and…

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Business Idea

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I see a lot of things online that I would like to purchase. Unfortunately a lot of them (increasingly so) are in the US, and I’ll be honest and say that I’m not going to pay almost the same again for the postage of an item. So here’s the idea – club together with other…

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Test bed

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With the latest Google tool – Google Maps – now live, I’m left pondering the approach taken by most of the large American software companies. Why do they always start with the US of A? Whilst they may have to suffer calls of anti-patriotism would it not make more sense, particularly for the aforementioned Google…

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One step forward

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US state recognises gay marriages. Woo, and indeed, Yay!

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Viewpoint Required

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US apoplexy over Jackson flash. Yes, THAT Superbowl story which seems to have kicked off an almighty fuss in the US of A. Or has it? I’d appreciate any American viewpoints on this but it does seem that the majority of people (the general public) aren’t too outraged, where the minority of people (those in…

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A few things

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1. Just finished reading Eats, Shoots & Leaves. It’s smart, funny and reminds me that I really should pay more attention to my grammar on this ‘ere site. 2. I have received an email from Ron. He left some comments on yesterday’s post (Ikeaphobia) and has clarified a few things. Thanks for that Ron, I…

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