Jun 09 2010

Swansea Beach

Category: Anna's VideosChrisM @ 10:59 pm

On the same day (22nd of February) as Anna having a little drink, we headed down to Swansea beach again. It was good for Anna (and us (Ira, Seb and me)) to grab some fresh sea air, and Gwen seemed to enjoy the opportunity to be allowed off the leash and have a run around. Other dog owners often come to the beach with the same idea in mind (dogs are only restricted to being on a leash in Summer months, when more tourists visit), which means that Gwen can socialize freely. This often means run towards another dog, then running away as soon as they show some interest.
Anyway, other than Anna taking some temporary interest in an old soup can in the sand, there isn’t a lot going on in these videos, but it is interesting for us to see how Anna’s walking has changed these last few months, if nothing else…

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Apr 21 2009

Seb prepares to dangle http://…

Category: Friends,Pictures,TweetsChrisM @ 3:37 pm

Seb prepares to dangle http://twitpic.com/3pk8o

Seb Garage Clydach Monkeying Around

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Mar 03 2009

One Hour Five Until Hydro Hits The Air Again

Category: PersonalChrisM @ 6:57 pm

8-10pm GMT
All audio player’s playlist formats covered.
(Hydrophonics = ConJoinery.com = Con = Seb’s Brother)


Mar 01 2007

ADSL arrived and We, The Undersigned Petition

Category: In The Media,Internet Connections,Kazakhstan,PersonalChrisM @ 2:13 am

Found a link to a UK Government beta web site that held a petition on the price of Windows Vista, compared to USA prices.
This next caught my eye – …..petition the Prime Minister to Recognize Borat As The Leader Of Kazakhstan (!)
This petition should be of interest to AlexC.
This petition will be of interest to John as it concerns proposed legislation on taking photos in a public place.
Here we have a petition that publicly funded (UK) software should be released under a free licence, so the whole nation may reap benefits.
This one came as news to me

Fingerprinting is being introduced in thousands of UK Primary Schools as part of a subsidised library package called Junior Librarian that they have purchased, encouraged by central government. New schools are joining the scheme at the rate of around 20 a week. To date, more than 3500 schools and nurseries (manufacturer’s official figure, given to the Daily Mirror) have fingerprinted and photographed 3/4 million children, ranging in age from 3 to 11; impressionable, trusting and naive. Involved companies have given premier partners with access to their SQL database AND a commercial arrangement for the reselling or endorsement or their products.
This is always done without explicit parental consent, and even in some cases, without parental knowledge.
Schools strongly resist sending parents the opt-in consent slips that are used for just about everything else. Some parents only find out AFTERWARDS

Finally, we have a petition for Seb & any other schmokers out there…

Oh yes, and we finally have ADSL installed at home. I’m going to have to use the internet LESS than I did on dial up, as we only get 700 megabytes per month (up AND download :< ), but it means I can do my work in the daytime, so I'm really chuffed that it has arrived.

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Feb 23 2007

Men’s Day And Con playing a set

Category: Friends,Personal,PicturesChrisM @ 11:41 pm

Congratulations to men all over the world, as today (23rd February) is Men’s Day. Not sure how far across the world this event is recognised, but hope you are having a good day.
Originally it was dedicated to defenders of the motherland (Army, Navy etc.), but it is now generally accepted for all men. In Kazakhstan, the President has decreed that it should be celebrated later in the year, but old habits die hard.

Con (Seb’s brother) will be playing a set at Detonate this evening, Also on the bill is AndyC.

Detonate 8th Birthday Con AndyC

Check here and here for more details.

Good luck to him, may his tracks not skip, and the crowd feel the groove.

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Oct 10 2006

Just Going Through This Site’s Stats

Category: PersonalChrisM @ 3:08 pm

And noticed I had some visitors from Bradford and Cambridge University this month.

Is that you Seb? Andy? Make yourself known sometime, try clicking where it says No Comments, and leave a quick message…

Cambridge… hmmm, well it could be a Hogg PhDing the day away, I’m pretty sure the other people I know who went there should have finished their courses by now – we all left school almost 10 years ago now!

Interesting to see the mix of countries that the visitors come from, if anyone wants to leave a quick hello, please do…

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