Things to do in 2007

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This is not a resolutions list. I repeat, this is not a resolutions list. If it was, I would be a very, very sad person with no ambition. Start making rubber stamps I’m far too cheapskate to buy those overpriced stamps at paper craft shops and the Hobbycraft show, and I have fond memories of … Continue reading Things to do in 2007

The lowest common denominator

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What worries me is not news that consumers may be ‘confused’ by rival nutrition labelling systems, but that “47% of adults lacked the numerical skills to understand what the [percentage-based] labels meant.” It’s out of a maximum of a hundred. If you can’t grasp that concept, even if you haven’t had a formal education, I … Continue reading The lowest common denominator

Theming and design

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Some great tips for designing your on WordPress theme. I’d like to add that The GIMP is a great image manipulator, and the price is right. However, if you’re stuck for inspiration, or only want to tweak an existing pretty template, head on over to OpenDesigns.org. The majority of templates seem geared toward weblogs, and … Continue reading Theming and design

No heat in Scotland

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Loads of people in Scotland are going through a fourth day without electricity. Most unfortunately, the person they chose to interview on BBC was a fella who had an Aga-type stove (or the kind I’ve seen on those house-buying programmes, they cook your food and heat your house). Of course, he probably chose the electricity-powered … Continue reading No heat in Scotland

Macro photography tips

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… for point and shoots, that is. What I consider ironic is that I am very much a casual shooter of photos, it’s not even really a hobby, but I find shooting macro on my non-digital SLR (purchased back when I laboured under the delusion that I had some talent) more fun than my Cybershot … Continue reading Macro photography tips

Might is Right

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“We allowed Saddam Hussein to die secure in the knowledge that his view of power was correct, and that he was justified in doing all of the evil things that he did in his life.” — Mark C. Chu-Carroll, Law vs. Thuggery: The Execution of Saddam