Mark's Musings

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31 December 2012
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2012 and all that

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So, it’s the end of the year. It’s been a bit of a funny one, in many ways. We started with a drought, and ended it the wettest year on record. On a personal note, it’s the year I was … Continue reading

13 August 2012
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The Olympics – a brief summary for the non-sporty types

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Don’t really care about sport? Secretly relieved that the Olympics are all over? But still want to appear knowledgeable to your friends? Here’s a brief summary of what happened… Overall, we won lots of gold medals. More than Russia, who … Continue reading

29 July 2012
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Danny Boyle’s Olympic Programme Notes – full text

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I’ve noticed that I’m getting hits on this blog for my short extract from Danny Boyle’s programme notes for the Olympic opening ceremony. Since there appears to be a demand for it, this is the full text: ‘Be not afeard: … Continue reading

28 July 2012
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Olympics, industry and the NHS

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I wake up this morning to Twitter and Facebook still going off on one about Danny Boyle’s tribute to the NHS in last night’s Olympic opening ceremony. There have been a lot of comments about how it seemed to support … Continue reading

14 July 2012
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Olympic linking lunacy

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In another of my occasional series of articles about organisations who mistakenly think they can control how you link to them on the web, there’s a great example on the London 2012 website. Here’s the relevant paragraph: Links to the … Continue reading

1 July 2012
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Olympic Flame

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The Olympic flame came to Evesham today. I was there to watch it, along with other members of the town council and assorted dignitaries, from our position in the VIP viewing area. Although, actually, we didn’t really use the viewing … Continue reading

19 February 2011
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Olympic Visa Boycott

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If you want to go to the London Olympics in 2012, you won’t be able to buy tickets using any credit or debit card other than Visa. While you’re there, you won’t be able to use any other card to … Continue reading