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Sibling rivalry

October 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Life

I have a new competitor: one of my sisters has just started a WordPress.com blog for book reviews at bd13books.wordpress.com. Should be worth keeping an eye on. Its like the Milibands all over again, but without the public attention!

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Yes I have been away

August 7th, 2013 · Comments Off · Life

Anyone who cares, which may well be nobody, will have noticed that I have been taking a break from the blog. No real reason, or at least nothing I want to share, but I thought I might start dipping my toes in again. With a couple of new canine additions to the family during the […]

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Thwarted

October 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

I had an idea the other day which could either be a separate blog (a chance to revisit WordPress.com or Blogger) or a regular post on here which would be dull enough to drive away half of the few remaining readers I have. It was one of those things that I would find useful myself, […]

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An auspicious start

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · Politics

I see that Crawley has spawned a new blog: the author is Peter Lamb.  I have every confidence that he will fill the gaping hole left in the Crawley blogosphere by Danivon moving up North.  OK, so he hasn’t actually written anything yet, but I have a good feeling about it because he comes highly […]

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Not just bloggers

July 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

Good advice here from Problogger, but it applies a lot more widely than bloggers and should be mandatory reading for commenters on blogs and newspaper sites and email authors and writers of memos and reports at work. But only after the list is extended to eleven items and a new number one is inserted to […]

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Sleep, eat, work, eat, sleep…

February 17th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

..eat, work, sleep.  Repeat ad nauseum.    Seems to be the way things are these days.  Huge pile of things to do and all I can manage is to watch it grow.  The natural consequence of doing nothing is having nothing to write about. In other words: nothing to see here. Move along!

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A new blog in the family

January 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Life

I see that brother-in-law Rob has started a blog now, under the catchy title of 17th-Century Indonesian Micro-Puppet Warfare.  It is brand-new, but should be interesting.  I predict lots of science, astronomy, environmentalism, mentalism, humanism, photos, folk music and prog rock. Catch it while it still looks good – i.e. before he gets carried away […]

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What is a blog?

December 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Technology

From a book called Viral Loop: the power of pass-it-on by Adam L.Penenberg: It has evolved into a sphere of memes and ideas constantly shaped by the millions of Web users who write, read, and comment on blogs, many of whom followed links there, which were themselves spread virally.  In a sense, the blogosphere operates […]

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Paranoid

December 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Life

A slight return to the song title subject lines for this one – though there is another Black Sabbath song that I could have chosen instead.   This is old news (it appeared in the Crawley Observer on Dec 2nd) but I never got round to writing about it at the time, being more interested in […]

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Blogger 1 – Council 0

October 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Politics

Let me see if I have got this right: somebody writes a blog with posts that criticise the performance and bahaviour of his local council, and the majority of councillors resign.  Sounds a bit unlikely and too good to be true.

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