Category: Real Life

writing, gaming, creating

April Falls

Seriously, I cannot believe the bad luck we’ve suffered in the last week. I should have been celebrating my 10th anniversary, but that’s been somewhat soured by an odd turn of events. On Tuesday, at work, I fell over. Now, under other circumstances that might have meant a bruise or a scrape, but I had…
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April 4, 2010 0

Harder, Faster

Using QTC (quantum tunnelling composite) in the buttons for lifts and pedestrian crossings could finally lead to rewards for those insistent individuals who push again and again in the hope that the lights might change faster or the lift might arrive quicker.

February 9, 2010 0

Ice Station Stockport

The weather seems set to make January 2010 memorable indeed. I can’t recall the last time the snow fell so deeply – though I daresay it has in the past. I have a vague recollection of deep snow in the 70s or early 80s – and trudging through it on the way to school. I…
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January 5, 2010 0

9 Yards

This morning, I woke to what might best be described as a heavy frost. I’m not sure it warrants the description ‘snow’, as it seemed largely to involve rock hard ice with a deceptively thin sprinkling of loose material on top. Having fallen over 6 weeks ago and sprained my foot, I didn’t fancy going…
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January 5, 2009 0

Man in the Stupid Hat

Monday morning, I noticed that the motorway sign somewhere between the Altrincham turn-off and the M6 on the westbound M56 had the message “Don’t hog the middle lane”. On the way home, I found the sign on the opposite side of the road at the same point echoed this message. I wish, oh I wish,…
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November 12, 2008 0

Brain Drain

Concentration slipping. Can’t listen long. Can’t read more than a sentence. Good article. Not seen before. Intranet rots your… Um… What was I saying?

November 10, 2008 0

Back to Basics Web

Once upon a time, possibly in or around 2004, I set up a site relating to my efforts in the world of web design. I have always swayed towards simple web design, because I grasp HTML and CSS fine, but have never used any of the fancy tools. I even use Notepad for my coding,…
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October 12, 2008 0

The Path Least Travelled

How do people make significant career changes? I don’t seem to have enough of an idea how to do it and I think it might well be holding me back. To my mind, change from one career to a completely different one must mean taking a hit on pay or working conditions. Taking one role…
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August 19, 2008 0

The Square Root of Lost Time

I appreciate the concept of time management; but, I have difficulty keeping to any plans I make for myself. When I sat down at my desk this last Monday, I wrote out a ‘To Do’ list with about twenty different activities on it. I think I managed to do about half a dozen by the…
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August 17, 2008 0

Driving Bryan Talbot

Last night I drove Bryan Talbot to Longsight Library in south Manchester. I’m not sure what to think. I went through my comic collection last night and found a copy of 2000AD (mid-500s) from 1987. It had a picture of Thoth and his pet Tyrannosaurus, Satanus, hunting down Colonel John M. Chivington, an earlier incarnation…
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October 8, 2003 0