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Topic: Personal

53 post(s) for this topic...
What's the date?
2015-12-29 @ 16:41:00
Back in London again - nothing here changed, not even any post (apart from a bank statement). …

Events, dear boy, events.*
2013-07-06 @ 19:07:40
Well, yesterday I promised a post here on what I did on my holidays Friday afternoon. …

London calling
2013-02-09 @ 19:37:00
Finally back in Highgate again after being at my mum's since mid-December. Original idea had been to come back the …

By my absence
2012-08-21 @ 11:32:00
Well, yes, I don't seem to have been around much lately on any of my blogs, do I? …

Downhill
2012-05-13 @ 19:16:46
Yesterday I woke up at 6am (yes! really! it does exist!) but delayed getting out of bed for a whole …

I really don't write enough any more
2012-05-09 @ 11:23:00
or rather I tweet so much that I rarely engage in long-form (or longer-form, anyway) writing any more. …

Student
2012-03-03 @ 14:09:00
I've always been interested in the topic of remote teaching & learning, from looking at the possibilities for …

A letter to MLB.TV
2012-02-10 @ 22:31:00
For the last couple of years I've been really happy with my subscription to MLB. tv - there being no …

Status check
2012-01-24 @ 16:18:00
Went out on Sunday to the celebrate-new-(Chinese-)year meal and it was very yummy indeed. TONS of food between the ten …

I want to vent ...
2011-10-09 @ 00:09:00
. . . but I'm not sure where to do so. Because, in some ways, it feels like I've failed …

Another tense night
2011-09-29 @ 03:10:00
"I am a fan of the Boston Red Sox. " Once up a time -- before 2004 -- making …

Location, location, location
2011-08-27 @ 15:21:00
Returned to London today, arriving about 30 mins ago. Staggered up the stairs and currently trying to work out the …

Unexpected endings
2011-06-29 @ 17:51:00
In the last few days I've watched the final episodes of two television series I've liked a lot. …

Mind games
2011-04-11 @ 17:01:00
I was talking with a friend on the phone yesterday and telling her that I've worked out what my mind …

Census meme
2011-03-09 @ 12:58:00
1961: Four years old so I'd have been in Hemel Hempstead and about to start my first year at primary …

The power of image
2011-01-09 @ 08:26:00
Over the New Year break I received a letter from the DVLA requiring me to update the photograph on my …

Observations
2011-01-01 @ 11:05:00
I spent New Year's Eve in London and around midnight watched the fireworks going off all around the city, from …

Impossible to answer
2010-11-21 @ 12:14:00
Every so often I get asked some questions by Yougov. And at the moment I'm filling in a survey for …

All in the Family
2010-10-07 @ 18:14:00
I've just listened to an interview on PM with a man who has -- with his partner -- a total …

Museum redux
2010-08-12 @ 18:35:00
I've received more friendly email from others at the museum (where I quit on Monday): "I was very dismayed …

The girl did right
2010-08-09 @ 19:30:00
I'm mostly calmed down now from the stress of earlier in the day. Before I was cut off from the …

Button pushing
2010-08-08 @ 22:53:00
So someone reading my tweets yesterday and today might -- correctly -- conclude I've been getting somewhat exasperated with something. …

Erotic Awards
2010-02-04 @ 19:16:00
Last night saw this year's semi-finals of the Awards in London, and a great show it was with many new …

Acts of god
2009-12-24 @ 00:46:00
All the recent media coverage about weather-related transport service problems has brought to mind that on this night exactly thirty …

The ultimate "what if?"
2009-12-12 @ 20:29:00
One of my favourite shows this autumn / fall season has been the second outing of Being Erica from CBC. …

So I _can_ blame my parents!
2009-12-01 @ 11:59:00
I was looking in the mirror this morning, and realised that I can no longer ignore the strands of grey …

A thought or two about porn
2009-11-13 @ 23:27:00
This is going to be one of those blog posts where you first ponder whether you should actually make such …

State-sanctioned murder
2009-11-09 @ 23:09:00
Earlier this evening I watched a powerful drama on Channel 4. "The Execution of Gary Glitter" was …

Subtitles
2009-11-03 @ 12:23:00
No, not the ones which are ever-so-useful to many people on the television or at the opera, but the one …

Are the EVE-Online servers moving to Iceland?
2009-10-11 @ 16:47:00
Yesterday I noted an interesting article on the BBC website about a firm setting up …

The arguments about filesharing
2009-09-10 @ 14:22:00
It seems that every day there are new comments about the issues involved in people downloading content over the internet, …

Where next?
2009-09-08 @ 17:48:00
"Won't anyone think of the adults?" First they came for the cigarette advertising and sponsorship. …

Leaving the pod.
2009-08-18 @ 15:11:00
CCP Games, the Iceland-based company behind EVE Online and the forecast 'World of Darkness' MMORPGs has  …

Disturbing image
2009-04-09 @ 21:38:00
The picture below, displayed on flickr, was taken during the G20-related 'activities' on April 1st in Threadneedle …

Baseball World
2009-03-24 @ 12:36:00
This morning I watched the final match of theWorld Baseball Classic between Korea and Japan. …

Ada Lovelace Day
2009-03-24 @ 17:41:00
Some month's ago, Suw (Charman-Anderson) suggested that there should be a celebration today of admirable women in …

In case you were wondering
2009-03-05 @ 12:48:00
Having been somewhat MIA over recent weeks, herewith a quick post to let you know where I've been. …

Short notice film
2009-02-19 @ 02:17:00
So I'm looking at my twitter feed this morning and someone I know mentions that there are invites going for …

Socialising people
2009-01-29 @ 11:57:00
The current fondness for "Social media" suggests that much of the media isn't 'social', yet perusing the racks at your …

Dyslexia a 'fiction'?
2009-01-14 @ 15:21:00
Labour backbencher Graham Stringer has attacked the very concept of dyslexia, claiming it is a myth designed to cover up …

Disaster narrowly averted
2008-12-26 @ 20:39:00
Although it really shouldn't be season-specific, I associate the end of the year with a nice Stilton and a glass …

Social Pantomime
2008-12-23 @ 15:55:00
This afternoon I 'took part' in a social network pantomime. No, I don't mean a client presentation which went badly, …

Skyline
2008-12-18 @ 12:38:00
This morning was one of those mornings where the view goes into monochrome in the distance. …

The the phone rang
2008-12-17 @ 16:55:00
I've had three major posts on my mind for the last few weeks, which I'll tell you about later, but …

Albums and abuse
2008-12-07 @ 00:10:00
Child abuse is, clearly, something that nobody considers acceptable and would want to prevent. Whether it is recent court cases …

Truth in Advertising
2008-12-03 @ 12:38:00
A letter addressed to me this morning included the line: "how you can cut your energy bills by around £340 …

Radio but not ga-ga
2008-11-20 @ 22:37:00
After I returned from Iceland I fell somewhat ill. The usual sore throat, blinding headache and such that precursors an …

Iceland
2008-11-12 @ 21:52:00
Flew up to Reykjavik last Wednesday for the Eve online Fanfest event. Mostly great fun with lots of news about …

Leaving Life
2008-10-17 @ 23:40:00
Second Life, that is. I joined the artificial world that is 'SL' a few years ago, eventually buying quite a …

A Paper Chase
2008-10-16 @ 12:59:00
Yesterday afternoon, while doing some yak shaving with cables, I opened a cupboard I haven't seen inside of in years …

My spaceship is docked
2008-10-04 @ 16:30:00
About four months ago I was elected to the 'Council of Stellar Management' in the  …

Infest 2008
2008-10-03 @ 17:38:00

Ex computer operator sings a song
2008-02-04 @ 18:22:17

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