Donkey on the Edge

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Bush, Dawkins and ford

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I’ve just had a few shitty connectivity days. First of all BT cut off my adsl line (yes, my payment was late, but I’m on a ‘business’ tariff and you don’t just cut off business users without a) a phone call b) an email) at 17:00 friday night. By the time I had figured out that the line was the problem, I called them and tried to settle my outstanding bill. Turns out they go home at 17:00 on Friday and are closed over the week-end (fume).

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Human endeavour is a beautiful thing

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When i was a little boy of about seven or eight (I’m guessing) my father sat me down with his sample books and started teaching me letterforms. The one I remember most clearly was Poster Bodoni Italic. I loved the slanted shapes and learned to trace, then draw them freehand, eventually lettering lowercase forms between two lines to mark the x-height.

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Say goodbye to NetSol / Verisign

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When a registrar gives away your name to a fraudulent applicant and then refuses to do anything about it, it’s time to change registrars. I believe I put it like this in an earlier post…

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Thank you Nicki

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I'm sorry sir, you're not on the guest list... For buying me the most stylish shaving mirror I’ve ever seen. Ok, so she did it to prevent me installing my grotty old one in our lovely new bathroom, but is it not the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen?

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Nadinne and the bathroom

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I'm sorry sir, you're not on the guest list... Well, in just two weeks, our grotty hell-hole has become a beautiful designer bathroom — In fact, it’s so posh I keep thinking that a guy is going to hand me a towel and expect a tip every time I take a slash, it’s that posh. Oh, and a free pint if you can name the photographer on the wall.

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Beer

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Yesterday I had a pint in Kilburn for ?1.20 and a pint in Kentish Town for ?1.45 — so how come I’ve been drinking in the West End?

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R1150GS

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Well, the bike leasing guy (Paul Preddy) has gone off to make some calculations re my lease… posting from his desktop (is that rude? one needs to use all the connectivity one can). So in a few weeks, the big yellow beast, becomes an even bigger black and yellow beast :-)

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