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Stick To ‘Em

This weekend I am heading over to Los Angeles for SCALE. In addition to speaking, attending the Ubuntu Global Bug Jam and generally catching up with people, I plan on hunting out some stickers to cover this bad boy with: Some of you will be familiar with how utterly plastered my previous laptop was. Now […]

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Teesdale Conservation Volunteers

I wanted to post something a little different from the norm: (can’t see the vid? go here) My brother is the guy behind Teesdale Conservation Volunteers and they perform a tonne of different rural activities such as charcoal burning, woodland development, training and even organise a woodland festival. I am hugely proud of him and […]

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Aqy Birthday

^ that kind of comedy is a rare treat. I just want to say happy birthday to my best pal, Aq, who turns 33 today. If my memory serves me right, I first met Aq when he was 24. We became good friends right away: I really enjoyed his cantankerous, opinionated and shouty personality. Many […]

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A Good Day

Strange, everywhere I look today, everyone is smiling. Something going on?

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It turns out that my mum and Daniel Holbach are very different people. I doubt that my mum is deft at bustin’ out Balkan Beats. Daniel Holbach probably never saw me naked when I was two. I am fairly confident that mum is not familiar with dpkg, and I am certain that Daniel does not […]

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The Unknown Life Of Józef

I just want to share with you all a little story that is both sad yet inspiring at the same time. Have any of you heard of Józef Stawinoga? No? Thought not. On the Wolverhampton ring road there used to be a tent erected on a grass verge between two lanes. Although few knew anything […]

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Happy New Year!

Wow. 2008 What a year it has been. It has been a year of change, opportunity, some sad goodbyes and some bright greetings. This year I have really leaned on my family and friends for support and every one of you came through. You know who you are, and I love you all. Here comes […]

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The Macy’s Gipsy King

I just wanted to share with you an interesting little story that happened to us the other day. A few days back my wife and I were in Macy’s in Union Square shopping. We were lined up to pay for a jacket when nature came knock knock knocking on my door. When I returned she […]

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Book Meme

“Remix is an essential act of RW creativity“. – Remix: Making Art And Commerce Thrive In The Hybrid Economy, Lawrence Lessig. From Ben, the latest meme: Grab the nearest book. Open it to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions. Don’t dig for […]

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