Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

30 December 2006
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Mess! Oh, yes!

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Someone recently drew my attention to this blog post, referring to this NY Times article on the delights of a messy desk and “closet” (which is USian for wardrobe). Messy people are more creative, have more agile minds, and earn … Continue reading

21 December 2006
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The last WOTD before Christmas….

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is a meta-site linking to lots of other sites giving useful information about the history and traditions of Christmas. Essential reading. It’s all there at Christmas in Cyberspace.

20 December 2006
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Tip that reindeer!

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Another Christmas-themed website of the day today. Reindeer Tipping is a neat little Flash game where you have to, er, tip reindeer. That’s “tip” as in tip them over (like cow-tipping), not as in giving them extra money at the … Continue reading

20 December 2006
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Know your movies?

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Another belated website of the day posting (I had a network problem yesterday which stopped me making the article live at the same time as it was going out on air), but better late than never. If you want a … Continue reading

19 December 2006
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An afternoon at the panto…

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One of the benefits of working for a radio station is that we get nice freebies every now and then. Yesterday, we all took the afternoon off work and wandered round to the theatre where we had free tickets to … Continue reading

15 December 2006
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Last minute Christmas shopping?

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This was yesterday’s website of the day, but I forgot to press the “save” button before closing the browser. Anyway, if you want some inspiration for a last-minute present, particularly for the geek in your life, then check out Pointless … Continue reading

14 December 2006
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The PersonalDNA thing

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This appears to be doing the rounds of various blogs and social networking sites. This is me: Reserved Leader

14 December 2006
by Mark
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Letter to Sky

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I was supposed to be getting Sky+ installed today. It didn’t happen. Sky’s customer support has been useless. Here’s a letter I wrote to complain:

14 December 2006
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Websites du jour…

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I didn’t get round to posting the website of the day in the blog for the past two days, for a variety of reasons but mostly a lack of circular tuits. So, for anyone who was wondering where they were, … Continue reading

6 December 2006
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Spot the difference

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Today’s website of the day is a nice simple game of Spot The Difference. Just look at the images and, er, spot the differences. Something for a dull lunch beak at work.

5 December 2006
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Walking in a winter wond… no, I can’t type the rest, it’s too cheesy

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I was going to avoid Christmas-related websites on website of the day, but this one is sufficiently cool to be worth a look. My Christmas Wonderland is a neat application of Google Maps to show the locations of houses with … Continue reading

1 December 2006
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Where were the cats this morning?

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I’m usually the first in the house to get up, and it’s often interesting to see where in the house I find our three cats first thing in the morning Today… Cat 1 (Slinky, aka “the black cat”) was asleep … Continue reading