Sunday, 6 July 2008

Last Blog Standing

The "Last Blog Standing" prize goes to Michael from the NOG-B's.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Bucking Horse Day

Yippee, it is Bucking Horse day across on the Vacana. See if you can't recognise your students in this tale from the Buddha. Link

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Thunderclap, ho!

Three of us were in the office when a large clap of thunder exploded outside. The polite lady resisted the childish urge to run to the nearest window. I am not *that* refined.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Strangely Drawn

I'm strangely drawn to this advert. Well planned and executed.

Sadly my dancing is more wooden than that :(

Being Scottish

Okay, so it is an advert, but it is for "our other national drink", and sums up many things about this nation:

Share and enjoy.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Wild Camping ePetition: over 1800

If you think that wild camping in England and Wales is a right worth having. That you'd follow something similar to our Scottish Outdoor Access Code, and its "Leave no trace" ethics, then why not sign up? What's the worst that can happen? We might again get ignored by politicians who listen to the scare-mongering of the landowners who thought that allowing people access to land at night was a licence for burglars.

According to the petition site:

When a serious petition closes, usually provided there are 200 signatures or more, officials at Downing Street will ensure you get a response to the issues you raise. Depending on the nature of the petition, this may be from the Prime Minister, or he may ask one of his Ministers or officials to respond.

Well, they raised 200 signatures in 72 hours. But the petition has already received a negative response from the government. They don't know how many people are interested in this. 2000 would be a nice round number, but the petition closes on the 24th of May. 10 days time.

Wild camping isn't just because people choose not to stay at official reservations, but because they can break up treks or expeditions, because the view is stunning and the noise one of nature and not of cars driving by, because they want to get a start on a hill.

Leave no trace, take only photographs.

Add your name to the petition here:

Read the background at the official website:

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

A decade with Yahoo email

I noticed last week that my Yahoo email address would be 10 years old today. The "Welcome to Yahoo! Mail" was received Wednesday 6 May 1998 at 08:34am.

The greetings ends with

We'll keep you updated with all the newest features on Yahoo! Mail. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!

All the best,
The Yahoo! Mail Team.

P.S. If you're looking for help, click on our Help Desk

It has been a useful service, as other email addresses have changed as my ISP has changed, or employer has changed. The interface has changed slightly over the years, and the space made available has increased. But it is still the same system that I subscribed to 10 years ago. Long may it remain.