One Man and His Blog: March 2006 Archives

March 2006 Archives

March 30, 2006

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March 27, 2006

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3rd Blog Birthday

I just realised - my third blogiversary slipped by without me noticing 22 days ago. My first post on this blog was on March 5, 2003.

So, happy third birthday One Man & His Blog. Here's to many more...

March 26, 2006

Living Your Life to Blog

Just time for a quick post before bed.

On my drive back from Suffolk this evening I was listening to the Westminster Hour and, in particular, the Sunday Supplement slot in which Gyles Brandreth discussed political diaries.

One of his interviewees made the point that keeping a diary changes the way you live. You start behaving in different ways, saying things you wouldn't otherwise say and generating opportunities to make your life more interesting, just so you can record it in your diary. It's an interesting idea, and it's one that can extend to blogging, I think. I've certainly gone places and done things just so I can photograph them, or blog about them. And I'm struggling to see this as a bad thing. In an age when many people just passively consume what's fed to them through the TV, anything which forces you to make your life more remarkable has to be a good thing, doesn't it?

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March 25, 2006

The iPod: great future or terminal decline?

Compare and contrast:

The iPod Juggernaut

The iPod is dying and will die in 2006

While there's much to quibble with in the second article*, it's still an interesting exercise in perspective, and looking outside a niche.

*For instance, just because a phone ships with MP3 playing capacity, doesn't mean it'll be used, whereas an MP3 player is going to be used to play audio files, by default. Thus, the comparison isn't like-with-like. There may be 90m musicphones out there, but how many are being used for music?

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March 24, 2006

Three Old Men and a Short Skirt

Hospitals are curious places, and I seem to have spent an awful lot of time in them in recent weeks. However, the best part of hospital visits is that you really do get to see human life in all is raw and ragged variety. From the various sports and DIY injuries cluttering up Lewisham A&E on the weekend when I hurt my foot last year (in a DIY accident, of course) to the chavs invading the surgical ward to visit their car-crash friends at the Norfolk & Norwich while Mum was in for her operation, it’s a little slice of modern society.

Today, I was in the cancer unit of the N&N with Mum again, and sat in front of us was a group of old men, waiting for their wives, and utterly transfixed by the screen in front of them. What was on it? Women’s badminton at the Commonwealth Games. Even in your 80s young women in brief skirts still have their appeal, it seems.

And yes, their attention wavered as soon as the men’s badminton came on. Dirty old sods.

March 23, 2006

Ground Hexagons

Ground Hexagons, originally uploaded by Adam Tinworth.

Random cameraphone picture from yesterday.

March 21, 2006

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March 20, 2006

Skype Talk

I'm having a confusing day. I can't pronounce scion, and now I discover I don't know how to pronounce Skype. Is it "sky-pee" or "sky-puh?".

Dilemmas, dilemmas.

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March 18, 2006

Peroni Fashion Show

Peroni Fashion Show, originally uploaded by Adam Tinworth.

My job can be terribly demanding sometimes.

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March 17, 2006

iPhoto Happiness

This is why I like the new version of iPhoto:


It's full screen editing environment is such a pleasant way to work. You can click on the picture to see it larger, if you wish.

March 16, 2006

Bridget Prentice Talks

While on a political theme, here's a chance to hear my local MP, Bridget Prentice, talking about herself and Lewisham.

Download here.

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Watch Your Government

Have you heard of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill?


You should have.

Read this. And be afraid.

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March 15, 2006

Sidi Bou Said skyline

Sidi Bou Said skyline, originally uploaded by Adam Tinworth.

Another one from Tunisia, this one from the beautiful town of Sidi Bou Said.

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March 14, 2006

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How to Become an Early Riser

This looks like something I need to get to grips with

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On The Shore

On The Shore, originally uploaded by Adam Tinworth.

Here's a close up of the shoreline detritus from the previous image.

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Tunisian Shore, after the storm

Another one from Tunisia at the end of last year, showing the strange accumulation of seaweed on the shore after a massive storm.

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The Guardian launches new comment blog

The Guardian has launched its new blog-based open comment site Comment is Free.

This will be an interesting experiment�

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Things I Learned Today

I have wisdom, wisdom born of bitter experience, to share with you:

  • When you watch the beginning of a horror movie before bed, the mind feels free to finish off the story - starring you.
  • Steamy dreams about your wife are much better than improvised horror.
  • When running for a train, it pays to check which train it is.
  • Office moves arranged while you are away will lead to you sitting somewhere you didn't expect to sit.

Learn from my mistakes, my disciples.

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March 9, 2006


Bungay, originally uploaded by Adam Tinworth.

A gratuitous picture of a rustic town.

It cheers me up.


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Still Alive

Still Alive.



Annoyed with blog spammers.

Content allegedly on its way.


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