Donkey on the Edge

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Call-center integration

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Very impressed with Tomy UK (the people who make those funny radio powered baby monitor things). I thought mine was broken as its flashing light morse code alarm was doing what I thought was the wrong thing. I checked out the web site looking for a plain and simple tech spec on the alarm codes but couldn’t get anywhere. The site is all Flash and content free - a real load of poo but to my surprise, when you fill in the “contact us” form (why nasty comments about the site from concerned parents etc etc) they then call you back soon after submitting the form

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Colic

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Mmmmm… CLF had her first colic last night. Not fun :-(

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Ghost NASCAR driver

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I remember preparing for Halloween when I was in 3rd grade at the American school in Milan. One of the kids had a real Bell helmet and a driving suit painted black with a white skeleton all over it. I couldn’t believe how cool that was (even though I’d never heard of NASCAR). Stock car racing does hold a particular spot in the American subconscious methinks…

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Shrines

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The Intimidator Nicki and I were on holiday in the land of Ben and Laura last year, when we stopped for lunch in West Virginia. Food was fantastic basic southern stuff, served with those large brown plastic glasses full of home-made ice tea. I can’t remember what we had, but it probably included bbq pork, corn and a sloppy joe (for Nicki’s edification).

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more on plagiarism

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Hi dug, Here is the site favoured by academics who are involved in the fight against plagiarism. Its quite a big project about electronic detection, and does mention plagiarism.org

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The Joy of Sex

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Funny article in the Guardian this morning. Barbara Ellen remembers the hairy hippies of “The Joy of Sex”. She laments the passing of said hippies as the new edition has replaced the daft drawings with (no doubt very earnest and tasteful) photos of models.

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