Friday, August 04, 2006

Posting from Office 2007!!!! 

Ok, this is freaky, I’m on Word 2007 on my Dev machine, I’ve just successfully registered my Blogger account and now I’m posting. This is almost weirder than when I posted from my Blackberry for the first time!

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Monday, June 05, 2006

BBC - Blue Peter - Home

Matt Baker is leaving Blue Peter after 7 years. I'm completely gutted and I don't even watch regularly!

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

I'm not sure how long the BBC has been running this archive but it's really interesting!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

We lost the Champion's League final tonight, and it's that that's inspired me to post my first blog entry in about 3 months. I'm very proud of the team (except Lehmann, right that he was sent off, last man and he should have known better) but the point is the remaining 10 men played themselves off the pitch with no exceptions. At least we made it to the final, the first London team to ever do so in the Champion's League; and I also wonder if Thierry Henry really wants to go to play for a club where the two defenders marking him hacked him to bits during the match. We might just end up bigger winners in the long run if he stays.

One of the reasons I've not posted for ages is that I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on Valentine's Day, She just turned 3 months old and keep me very busy!

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Smash Hits magazine closing down

This is a sad day. Once upon a time the rule was that you graduated from whatever dross you read as a little kid (Look-In in my case) to Smash Hits when you were about 11, then graduated to Just Seventeen when you reached 14 or 15. A whole generation of girls are going to miss out and it's just not right!

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Monday, January 23, 2006 News - Features - It's 23 January...have a bad day

Um, no, actually it's not the worst day of the year at all!

1. It's my birthday
2. I'm having a baby sometime in the next 2 weeks
3. I have no debts - I've paid off my credit cards and paid my taxes!

What's not to be happy about? :)

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

What, no blog since September? I'll have to do something about that...

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

F*ck*ng, Austria

Yes, this place *does* exist and apparently english-speaking tourists are nicking their road signs. :)

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Sunday, August 07, 2005

BBC SPORT | Cricket | Ashes 2005 | England clinch thrilling victory

We won by 2 runs.
At the end, Freddie Flintoff (Man of the Match) went to comfort Brett Lee (Aussie tail ender). You wouldn't have found the Aussies asking the England tail ender if he was OK at the end of the match.

Relieved? Yes.
Over the moon? Yes.

The only good Australian is a humiliated Australian. Arrogant tossers. They are bad winners and bad losers. They need to start losing everything for the next 10 years, learn some humility and REAL sportsmanship.

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Thursday, July 07, 2005

The J8 Conference

This is the junior version of the G8 conference.

Personally, I think this is exactly the sort of thing teenagers should be engaged in. I was lucky enough to go a Model UN conference when I was about 16. It was really interesting and opened my eyes to a lot of international issues I'd previously not known much about, any the differences in cultures from country to country.

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I know, I've been very quiet on the blogging front for some time.

Actually I haven't, I've been doing another one over here as we've been on a bit of a holiday for the last six weeks, but seeing as we're almost home, I thought it worth mentioning our winning bid for the Olympics, which appears to have been a very pleasant surprise both to us here in Hong Kong and to everyone back home (everyone had resigned temselves to France getting it.)

From a purely selfish point of view it's great news for us IT bods - they'll be a ton of really interesting projects coming up over the next 7 years!

Here are a few links:

The judges:
The IOC website

The Winners:

Our official bid website

The also-rans:

The French don't appear to have a lot to say...
The Spaniards don't either...
...but least the Yanks said well done...
...and so did the Russians :)

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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Arsenal Lift the FA Cup

I don't care that Salford FC had more chances.
I don't care we only won on penalties.
Our goalkeeper was fabulous, the defence held out and we scored every penalty we took.
They didn't take the chances they had. Tough.
We were "mugged" by Michael Owen's Liverpool in 2001 having dominated for 80 minutes, this time it was our turn to have some luck.

I hope this is the beginning of a long and rotten decline for Salford FC.

Their manager is an ungracious wanker.
Their team are full or arrogant wankers.
Their fans are the by far the most in unpleasant in the whole of football.

I would have supported Tottenham against them today.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

I cried tonight. With joy. This is what the beautiful game is about. I watched arguably the best preformance I've ever seen us give on a football field, not the most important, but close to absolute perfection against a side who have played well all season and will be entering the Champions League in the next.

All the more poignant exactly 20 years after the Bradford City fire, this was a reminder about the good side of football :-)

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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Primate Poker: The Evolution of Poker

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Primate Programming Inc: The Evolution of Java and .NET Training

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