Tuesday, 22 July 2008


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We made a Den!

Summer fun in the garden

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It is better to light a single candle on the water in the wind where the answer is blowing like a rolling stone.

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Sunday, 20 July 2008

Pirate Storm

Jack sparrow battles the elements!

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Saturday, 19 July 2008

Friday, 11 July 2008

Feed Prune

Clutter, clutter, clutter has been filling up my Google Reader lists for too long so I am in the process of severely pruning the feeds and adding some carefully chosen new ones. For instance, I never really got through the BBC news feeds and some podcasts I listen to every single day have related blogs which I have never got round to reading. Of course Google help out here by giving you feedback on the trends of what you are reading and providing some recommendations of feeds that you would like. The latter is very impressive and has made some spookily good suggestions for and automated system.

Another source of more interesting feeds is page2rss which is useful for tracking more obscure websites that haven't got round to RSS. Google alerts is good too but I have had mixed results - scratch that - duplicated results of the same forum post 5-12 times a day!!

For more life decluttering, I recommend the Lifehacker website. It has suggestions for the real world too though I find them much harder to implement than a simple hack on the laptop.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Friend Feed

Friend Feed is a welcome bit of organisation for the web 2.0 chaos - basically it puts all your stuff from different sites in one place with little fuss. Have a look at my page here.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Flying the Flag

Perhaps it is something in the water but I have been feeling unusually nationalistic of late. For an everyday example, Radio 4 is getting pushed aside for Radio Scotland on the daily commute - though I would like it more if News Drive got rid of the stupid musically jingles. My other listening matter originates from the US mostly so I went on the hunt for something more local.

BBC Radio Scotland's Scottish Life podcast is unfortunately not original material but is a good collection of clips from various programs on the station. Well worth a download especially if they run more stories about the fisherman's false teeth that were found in a clam. No really...