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My "technical" blog is back on the internet. I've been thinking about resurrecting it for a while, for one simple reason - if I write notes for myself (in Google Docs, for example), I don't write them as carefully as if I am writing them for an audience. I'm far more inclined to miss things out, ...
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From Selkirk to Melrose, the Eildon Hills, and back again...
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Eldest daughter worked her socks off on her art project for school yesterday - she's calling it "Homework" :)
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An undiscovered Lichtenstein!
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Despite the denials coming from Google staff, I can't help feeling that if there is any truth to the developer re-assignment rumours, Google+ really doesn't have much of a future.

Maybe it will be split up into the Communities (which are great), the Photos (which are clever, but rubbish for organising large quantities of photos), hangouts (which are great), and the post stream (which could do with a lot of slimming down)...
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Greetings from Platform 9 3/4...
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Great article from Time magazine...
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Pulled the plug on my personal blog this morning. Feels very strange - I've had a blog in one shape or another for the past 14 years.
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Ahem... you're more accurate than you know.
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This is stunning... an automatically created "Story", compiled by Google from my own photos... I had no hand in doing this :)
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Friday should be "bring a Superhero to work day".
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Bought my first ever flat-cap (to keep the rain off while walking across the parks in London during the tube strike). I appear to have turned into my grandad...
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I got a new one in the January sales. Embrace your inner old man.
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Dipping a tentative toe back into Google+. I used it back when it was in beta (one of the devs I know at Google let me in early), and was mightily impressed, but it was kind of a ghost-town.

It finally seems to have crossed a tipping point where there are enough people to make it "work". I know people don't "like" the way Google has forced everybody to have Google+ accounts, but the system as a whole gives you FAR more control than Facebook...

Anyway... here I am. Again.
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It's great for keeping in touch with all my friends... who work for Google. 
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A few photos taken while "on the road" with work recently...
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You sum up my experience of the 'glamour' of working away from home perfectly Jon
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Software developer, web developer, consultant and designer by day, international internet superhero by night. Live with four women, and three cats. Professional procrastinator.
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Software Developer (MCPD, MCTS), Web Developer, Web Designer, Blogger, Husband, Father, Superhero
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Marlow, Buckinghamshire, UK - Witney, Oxfordshire, UK - Carterton, Oxfordshire, UK
Fantastic family day out.
Appeal: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Excellent pub food, and very good value. Drink is on the expensive side, but I guess that's to balance out the food.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Great pub, good food, good value.
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Excellent place, and a firm favourite with our children. The outside seating is perfect to keep an eye on the kids in the play-park while sitting with a tea or coffee.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Ok, but might as well call itself a restaurant rather than a pub now...
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