Roll on the holidays

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For various historical and religious reasons, none of which I pay much heed to, I will be on holiday from this Friday through to Tuesday the 3rd of May. Given that it’s only costing me three days from my holiday allowance, then it’s almost like a free holiday. Part of that time will involve a…

One for my Dad

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Apparently I’ve not been blogging much. My Dad commented on this last night when I phoned so I thought I’d post a wee update for all my tens of avid readers. Not much is happening. I’m working. I have no internets. I will not have internets until November 23rd. In a royal cock up between…

Panic!

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There is a sense of mild, but controlled, panic in the air. I’ve only just realised that, a week today, we’ll be flying to Spain for a week in the sun. Don’t quite know how this has taken me by surprise but there you have it. All of a sudden I’m in the “pre-holiday zone”…

To hell with what people think

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I had a long post planned but, ultimately it was really just a way to some how gain approval that buying a new iPod was the right solution. I had planned to waffle on at some length about the size of my music library (stop, phhnarring at the back you!), and about how I listen…

Purging

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There is something very cathartic about have a good clearout. I’m not having a good clearout at the moment, nor a bad clearout for that matter, but I have been slowly whittling down ‘stuff’ for the past few months and everytime I tackle another little batch I do feel very pleased with myself. By nature…

Backup

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Over the past few months I’ve become much better at backing up the important stuff on my PC. Largely this is photos, music, any ripped DVDs and important House documents, license files and so on. So, if my PC dies a death then at least I’ve got the important stuff backed up. The rest, the…

Keyboard and Mouse

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I should’ve waited before replacing my old PC with another one. If I had I wouldn’t have my current dilemma as I’d be typing this post on an iMac, with a nice wireless keyboard, thin of form, full of factor. But I’m not so here are my requirements and, dear reader, I’d like your thoughts…

Day in the Life

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“Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head” sang Paul. And everyday I do the same thing, except the comb thing as there isn’t really that much there that needs combing… I recently completed an article outlining a day in the life of a technical writer (well a day in MY…

Where do we go from here?

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MP3, USB, JPEG, some factors of our technological life are now “standard”. If I get a new gadget and it doesn’t have a USB connection or USB power cable then.. well actually, I probably wouldn’t buy it if it didn’t so that’s a bit of a moot point. I’ve mentioned before that I’m slowly ripping…

Decisions

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My life has been littered with decisions over the past week or so. None particularly major but each crucial in a small way. The decision with the biggest impact is definitely whether I should pay the electricity bill, or purchase the Mac OSX upgrade. OK, not really a decision… (yes I’ll pay the bill… meh)….

usb mixtape

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Mix Tape USB Drive, neat product idea.

In other news…

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Anyone buy the Evening Times tonight? Glasgow edition that is, well if you turn to page 31 you may, or may not, recognise the person top right. Or you could just check this photo. Yes, my lovely wife has joined me in print, and she gets a full interview too. It’s a “worklife” feature so…

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Currently…

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Out for a jog again last night, and the difference in pace within the group is starting to tell. A few of us ended up quite far out in front and ended up turning back… only to end up way out in front again. My new shoes are definitely making a difference though, not a…

How now purple cow?

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If, like me, you have a USB drive (or two), you’ll no doubt have it filled with wonderful applications, sync’d with a directory or three on your hard drive, you’ll be using it to store some personal details in a nice secure little application, and maybe even booting from it and other fancy schmancy things….

iPod Nano

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Our current (now “old) iPod is a 3G model. It holds 10GB of music, and is quite large and chunky. It’s not TOO big by any account and it does what it does well enough. The iPod Photo is nice as it has a colour screen but I don’t see me ever wanting to carry…