Posts By: Gary

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    You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For, But Sometimes You Get It For Free

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    Here in the UK we’re used to bad or non-existent customer service, so much so that it’s virtually ingrained into our genes. We’re well aware of the oft used expression that you get what you pay for except that you actually don’t; you continue to pay and act pleasantly surprised when you actually get what… Read more »

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    In the Spirit of Experimentation, Part 2

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    Posterous continues to impress and is fast becoming the main source of blog posts, both on my Posterous blog and autoposted onto my main blog. We’re all good Web 2.0 citizens these days and that means we tag everything; the Posterous FAQ has this to say on the subject of tags: “Add tags simply in the subject of… Read more »

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    Insomnia. Again.

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    Here we go again. I’m not entirely sure which is worse; being wide awake and up at 4.00 AM or deciding to write a blog post about it. Posted via email from Gary’s Posterous

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    Seaside-on-Thames

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    There’s nothing like being at the seaside; the cry of seagulls, the tang of ozone in the air, Blackfriars Bridge, The Gherkin and St. Paul’s Cathedral in the distance … Blackfriars Bridge? It’s easy to forget that the Thames is tidal and if you time it right that there’s several stretches of beach at low… Read more »

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    Shut Happens

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    A combination of oversleeping, train cancellation and the temporary loss of my Oyster Card, once I’m on a train naturally, does not make for an auspicious start to the week after the Bank Holiday. But then the final straw; no coffee at my local station. “Shut Happens”.   Posted via email from Gary’s Posterous

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    Hopes and Dreams

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    This weekend’s clear out uncovered these two items of apparel. The one at the back is a replica shirt from the always-the-underdog- even-when-they-get-to-the-Superbowl. The one at the front is from the, defunct since 1998, World League of American Football and NFL Europe team the London Monarchs.  The former reached the Superbowl four times but have… Read more »

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    In the Spirit of Experimentation

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    Posterous is a service that just begs for experimentation; not only because it’s a beautifully simplistic yet rich service but also because the Help and FAQ pages can be a little bit light on detail for some of the less obvious questions; probably to avoid scaring those of a less-power-user-frame-of-mind away. So the Posterous FAQ… Read more »

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    Insomnia

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    And not the track by Faithless either. 3.21 AM in Teddington and no one else seems to be awake.  “I can’t get no sleep …”   Posted via email from Gary’s Posterous

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    Deliciousness: yet more bacon, Snow Leopard, Hitchhiker’s, WhereCamp Europe, under your feet and shell scripts for your baby.

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    This week’s trawl through what appeared on the interwebs and made it into my Delicious bookmarks. The march towards all things bacon flavoured continues unabated; now you can get bacon (and mint) flavoured, err, mints and that get-you-going-in-the-morning first cup of coffee can now be bacon flavoured as well. Where’s this going to end? Mac OS X 10.6, AKA… Read more »

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    Sad iBook G4

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    No Snow Leopard for you with your PowerPC chip.   Posted via email from Gary’s Posterous