Monthly Archives: July 2010

Why do tweets about alcohol always get the most replies?

Surely it would indicate that most of my followers may have too much! Here’s the previous time a tweet about alcohol got quite a few and this is what I got yesterday. . How long does a screwtop bottle of … Continue reading

Posted in Community and Games, Crowdsourcing, Funny Stuff, Knitting, KotOR, Life in general, Personal, Star Wars, Twitter, Twitter Favourites | 4 Comments

It’s almost like something unusual happened in Reading!

10 hours. 81 tweets. The Reading hashtag. Most of them about the same thing: asilon: Please don’t rain in #rdg; I have a lot of washing to get dry today. # parent2: @asilon Sorry! RT @getreading: Flash warning of heavy … Continue reading

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Gamer Banter: Cover art? No, thanks!

Gamer Banter is a monthly gaming discussion of multiple bloggers. More info is here and please contact Terry from Game Couch if you wish to take part. July’s topic is set by Terry from Game Couch: How important is cover … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Banter, Community and Games, Crowdsourcing, GTA, Twitter, Twitter Favourites | 14 Comments

Cancer Research UK – Race for Life – Reading recap

As I’ve mentioned before I was part of the volunteer team at Reading’s Race for Life this past weekend.

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Raoul Moat and the state of the media and government

. The 2010 Northumbria Police manhunt was a major police operation in North East England in which armed police officers under the command of the Northumbria Police force attempted to apprehend Raoul Moat, a 37-year-old man from Newcastle upon Tyne … Continue reading

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Race for Life

I’ve long since supported Cancer Research UK with monthly donations and I have in the past volunteered with them, though it never actually came together as the events were either fully staffed already or at times when I couldn’t make … Continue reading

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On the decision to not send that friend request

With social networking sites it’s fairly easy to find people I’ve previously lost touch with. This week I came across two people that used to be a very big part of my life. One of them was my childhood friend … Continue reading

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Back to Facebook

I deactivated my Facebook account at some point in late 2008 when, after having spent an evening setting specific privacy settings and lists, I realised that too much information was visible to people I didn’t want to see it. Sure, … Continue reading

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Five years ago..

One of my earliest memories is from 1986, the disaster at Chernobyl. I was too young to know what had happened and its implications, but I remember the worried look on my mother’s face and having to keep windows closed. … Continue reading

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About @SatScenes and why haven’t you taken part yet?

I have been taking part and tweeted about SatScenes since 2008 which is why I was surprised when @spritesbites told me she never really knew what it was about. SatScenes is a collection of photographs taken by people on Twitter … Continue reading

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Even though I’ve known about V for a while I’ve only just started watching it properly now as Elizabeth Mitchell‘s presence confused me while Lost was still ongoing. And she is also one of the main reasons I’m watching it … Continue reading

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