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Friday 2nd December 19 November 2011

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Is the day when my Facebook account eventually gets deleted.

Facebook is one of these fads that I’ve never quite got to grips with. Given what I was doing at the time for a job, I heard about the site quite early on (think I signed up in 2005), but never really understood the the “why”? To me it seemed to be a bit like Friends Reunited crossed with FlicR, so with both of these needs filled I couldn’t see the point, as I was already involved with these other site’s and saw nothing original or interesting in what was happening within the Facebook walls.

The only rewarding / entertaining things I’ve gotten from the experience are; connecting with my cousin and seeing photo’s of her little boy (as it’s the only place she lives on-line); and being involved in getting Rage Against the Machine to the Christmas number one, in front of some X Factor talent vacuum who has since disappeared (justifiably so!).

With X actor entering what appears to be its ultimate death spiral, I now only have a single reason to be on Facebook. But given it’s just another walled garden, similar to what AOL etc. used to be like, and that they’re starting to do some pretty evil things, then think it’s time to get my coat before the rush.

I won’t say good bye, but just adure, as there may be more reasons in the future to climb the wall.

I love American airlines (business class) 20 July 2011

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On another flight back from NYC, and just realised that I can watch movies as we take off and land.

If only all airlines were this good….

Throw back to the eighty’s 17 March 2011

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Can’t sleep, so am sitting here waiting on a DBA in Huston to identify a problem on a server in Michigan, so that we can confirm our suspicions on a performance issue that’s held up today’s UAT release. So, that we can then talk a bunch of guys in India through an two handed install process, that will take about 90 minutes.

If they let us do it, we’d have it done in 15….

Anyhow, the point of the post. Spotify, been listening to some tracks that haven’t heard since I was at university – over 20 years ago. Brought back some great memories of good times at Totley, Coverdale and Sheff One!

This track, and this track, really bring it all flooding back… Wonder what Rob and John are doing now?

Business Class 4 February 2011

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Well it’s been an excellent week. Since Sunday we’ve been in New York City, on business.


Where to start… 17 January 2011

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It’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to put my thoughts down in this medium, for a number of reasons. (more…)

It’s good to talk… 17 April 2008

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From Industry press speculation here, could this be future for my current employer? (more…)

Luke’s Birthday 25 February 2008

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Here’s some pictures from Luke’s Birthday (last November). They’ve been on the FlickR site since they were taken virtually, just not got round to putting links here. (more…)

My little sister – in the Sun! 24 January 2008

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Everyone has there 5 minutes, and here’s Max’s


Luke’s Christening 21 August 2007

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On Sunday 12th August, we had the little man baptised at Old Newbattle Parish Church, with a bit of a party afterwards to the Retreat pub.

We had a great day, thanks for everyone who came along and made it really special for us all.


Bilateral Asymmetric Coloboma 22 May 2007

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This has been a difficult post to write, have been re-writing this for the last 5+ months now….