A meme to keep you happy

January 4, 2008

Been ages since I’ve joined in with a silly meme, so here goes. From WhatIFoundThere, the Dadaist rock band album cover meme: Instructions: 1. The first article title on the Wikipedia Random Articles page is the name of your band. 2. The last four words of the very last quotation on the Random Quotations page […]

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Oh dear, I seem to have discovered Seesmic

January 2, 2008

It’s funny how you can take a look at something like Seesmic, and really not get it… until one day, someone shows you the way and suddenly, it all makes sense, it all comes together. Seesmic is about banter, chit chat, conversation. And when you get into it, and you start talking to people, (and […]

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Getting there, bit by bit

November 3, 2007

I think I’ve pretty much imported all of the old posts, including the old Blog-City posts that until now had been stuck on my laptop. The formatting’s all gone to hell in a handbasket, but when I have a quiet moment one day I might start trying to fix at least some of the more […]

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Slowly, slowly move-y bloggy

November 3, 2007

OK, so it’s time. I have to move away from Blogware at some point, and the pain may as well start now whilst I’m already too busy to blog much. I have disabled anonymous comments on old post, turned off comments on new posts, and set all other comments to “moderate all”, so that I […]

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CnV weirdness

October 15, 2007

I just noticed that the emails from Blogware informing me that a comment has gone into moderation have been caught in Gmail's spam trap, and that there is no easy way for me to look at any comment beyond the 50th most recent. I fear this means that some of you may have left comments […]

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Will there be cake?

June 16, 2007

Today is Chocolate and Vodka's 5th birthday! My very first post, aptly named Post Number One, was posted on Sunday 16 June 2002 at 02:07 PM BST. I feel reluctant to link to it, because it took me quite a long time to get into my stride on CnV, to find my own voice and […]

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I should have blogged this weeks ago

June 7, 2007

It's not so fresh now, for which I apologise, but there are two episodes of Fresh Lime Soda that you might not have seen if you haven't subscribed to our RSS feed over there. The first is a podcast on dictation, multitasking and focus. The second is this discussion about giving presentations: No idea when […]

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This blogging lark

April 26, 2007

I have successfully managed to blog at least once, sometimes more than once, a day for the last seven days, as per my promise to myself. In fact, this post complete the septet. It has been fun – it's reminded me of why I started this blogging lark in the first place. Indeed, I'd say […]

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A week of daily blogging

April 20, 2007

You might have noticed that I haven't been blogging as much as I used to. The last six months or so have been really busy and time seems to have slipped away. It's not that I haven't had anything to blog about, but somehow other things always seemed to be a bit more important. Just […]

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March 25, 2007

I win!

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If you're not reading Vince

January 18, 2007

You should be. How can you resist anyone who can weave this so effortlessly into conversation: Yes, that’s a good idea in theory, but I can’t possibly do it because of these monkeys that have just flown up my ass. Seriously, look, my last poop was 90% capuchin.

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WordPress and importing/exporting content Part 2

January 9, 2007

Last month I was struggling with trying to import all my old posts from Blogware into a local WordPress install. Well, I finally managed to get it sorted, sort of. The Blogware import script, written by Shayne Sweeney, that I had found via Chris Pirillo didn't seem to work. Every time I tried to use […]

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Welcome to the Blogosphere!

January 8, 2007

I'm happy to say that my T'Other has finally got himself his own blog. It's fantastic having him on Strange Attractor, of course, but that's our work blog and frankly we talk about work far too much already. So Kev's started himself a WordPress blog: A little Jack with that? There, he says he's going […]

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WordPress and importing/exporting content

December 17, 2006

Having decided that yes, I am going to look through all my old posts to see if any of them might possibly work in dead tree form, the next thing to do is figure out precisely how to do that. My current preferred methodology is to have a local installation of WordPress on my Macbook, […]

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Hello to people from the Edelman breakfast

October 10, 2006

I've just got back from a small breakfast put on by Edelman to talk about blogs. Kevin was speaking and I was chipping in from the audience, and I have to say that it was a good mix of people and some interesting stuff was said. If you've landed here from the link given in […]

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