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Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Okay. This is getting a little overly dog-obsessed now. Need to start posting vids of something else...

Friday, October 12, 2007

Grr! Grr!

Once again Tina shows us a thing or two about dog toys. The thrills, oh! the spills.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Tina and the Kong

Light's a bit dim. Tina's our new dog. Here she (thrillingly) loses a toy under the TV table. You don't get action like this on normal telly. Oh no.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Snail party

Apparently, according to Julia, snails are cute, and you can see any food they're eating through their translucent bodies. Whatever.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Message to Matthew

From the first night in our new garden. Sheltering under a brolly. Unsubtle direction from moi.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Blog changes

Every now and then everyone (okay, not everyone, but most people) who has a blog realises they haven't updated it for about two months (four in my case) and they should really do something about it. Well I have.

You may have noticed in the last couple of weeks that more photos have appeared (courtesy of Flickr and their marvellous badges), and also that updates have started coming in via Twitter.

Twitter's a social networking tool that lets you tell people What You Are Doing via the web, and from your mobile by SMS. It also sends you text message updates from your friends as soon as they post them (by whatever method), which means you don't have to be in front of the screen to find out how people are and what they're up to.

Matthew argued that this would be vastly annoying. I told him to test it.

Personally I found the idea that I could *choose* to keep people up-to-date with my movements from wherever I am in the world - with or without a PC or laptop in front of me - really compelling. And of course friends can choose whether or not to subscribe to my witterings. Sweet.

So I've added an RSS feed from Twitter into the top of this blog too, and now I have three ways of making changes to my Schmodt blog page: new photos in Flickr (I tag them 'blog' and they appear on my page), new updates to Twitter (from my mobile, mostly, which is so handy - no German pun intended), and straight, simple updates like this one.

By the way, if anyone knows a way to go from running the RSS feed *as is* in this page to actually importing it properly into the blog - so that when people click on the links they remain on my blogspot pages - I'd be grateful to know. Just an idea I'm working on which, as usual, I have no idea how to implement...


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Vote Barack

This is the first video I've put on my blog. So kind of an experiment. Anyway, if any Americans are reading this, please, I ask you - I beg of you - vote for this guy. Hi Barack.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Three dunces

Dunce 1. No surprise: Bush. Iran clearly looks like too much of a tricky option to George W., so he's picking on smaller fry instead:

The United States has launched air strikes against Islamists in southern Somalia, confirming the country's status as a new frontline in Washington's war on terror. An AC130 warplane strafed the village of Hayo near the Kenyan border late yesterday afternoon leaving "many dead", according to the Somali government. Ras Kamboni, on the country's southernmost tip, was also said to have been hit.

Dunce 2. I shouldn't be surprised by this one either, but Tony Blair what are you wibbling on about, seriously?

Mr Blair rejected the need to set a personal example on greenhouse gases by taking breaks closer to home, insisting science was the key to tackling the problem. "I think that what we need to do is to look at how you make air travel more energy efficient, how you develop the new fuels that will allow us to burn less energy and emit less," he said.
Sky News

Dunce 3. Again, no surprise, just another small emptiness inside

England conceded a record 221-5 before losing the Twenty20 international to Australia by a margin of 77 runs.

"Don't spoon it. Don't spoon it. Don't spoon it. Doh!"

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Monday, January 08, 2007

Gas-like odor permeates parts of Manhattan, New Jersey

Read this story on Newsday:

NEW YORK -- A mysterious gas-like odor covered a large swath of Manhattan and parts of New Jersey on Monday, causing brief building evacuations and mass transit disruptions and leaving people around the area wondering what they were smelling.

You know what's happening here? Watch Ghostbusters 2, my friend. Dan Ayckroyd predicted all of this back in 1992. I think. Or perhaps 93.

Either way, New York is for it unless we can get the ghostbusters back.

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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Christmas is so, like, still four weeks away

...However I now have a shopping basket full of presents on Amazon already. I'm not going to say what's going to whom, but I thought you might like to know it includes:

- A map of Doncaster
- A book about shepherds (honestly)
- Bob the Builder

If this was a list for me, rather than from me, it would be soooo different.

Hang on, maybe I'll put one together on Froogle...