Monthly Archives: December 2007

It seemed like a lot more at the time

Tradition has it that at this time of the year the commentator or bloviator should, in place of new ideas, provide a retrospective on the events of the past twelve months. The writer or broadcaster should provide references to the … Continue reading

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The wisdom of crowds

As I disappear for a few days for family festivities, I’d like to leave you with this final thought. Technology is changing all our lives. What was impossible a few years ago is now not merely possible but quite straightforward. … Continue reading

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Christmas tagging order

Thanks to the tagtion of the Poet Laura-eate, you must all sit through the following meme. When people say ‘Christmas,’ you immediately think “Where will we be this year? Where will all the people I care about be? How can … Continue reading

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Unwanted visitors

Along with the geometrical progression of neighbourliness from Oxford through Witney to Eynsham, it seems that small villages also have a much greater class of verminous interloper. The bane of our previous house was the spider, and although I’d happily … Continue reading

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The Brand leading the band

First I really, really disliked him. Then I couldn’t see the point. Then I could stand his radio show in the background, but was incapable of dealing with the trailers for it. Now, as 2007 comes to an end, I’ve … Continue reading

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Over the past few days I have had one-way communications (letters, emails) from Eclipse in the following chronological order. I insert the actual service status in italics: (service live at new house) Your house transfer of your old service should … Continue reading

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Whereof I didn't speak, I must remain ignorant

Thoughts on my own verbosity: I write and I write. I live in fear of the forgetfulness that takes up residence in the absence of writing. I don’t have other people’s memory for dates abstracted, but have to put them … Continue reading

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