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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 12 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 12 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

As promised… Happy Birthday Coire! Hope you have a really good day!

And, in other news, apologies for the fact that the site ‘went a bit weird’ for the last twelve hours or so. I’d love to say it was someone else’s fault, but it wasn’t. It was mine. Entirely. Wrong button you see.

I always told you people like me shouldn’t have their finger on the button. Any button. Oops.

I know I claim that this is a topical blog, and the biggest (and most predictable) story of the year has just broken… Apparently, some very ill and frail (some say moribund) 69 year-old pensioner is to be hanged in a country that is claimed to be free, fair, and modern.

But, meh, it’s my blog and I’ll post crap if I want to… And anyway, it’s not like it’s the first time this guy has been sentenced to death – and it didn’t seem to do much in the 1950s. Everyone complains that ‘life’ doesn’t mean ‘life’ – it seems ‘death’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘death’, either. 😉

This 990th post was filed under: Headliner, News and Comment.

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Some thoughts on print newspapers / April 2019, 5 minutes long

Some random old posts

How secure is Firefox? / September 2005, 2 minutes long

Welcome to 2009 / January 2009, Less than a minute long

Why Daily Mail readers are so paranoid / July 2006, 2 minutes long

My grandma the poisoner / November 2014, 1 minute long

Review: Airframe by Michael Crichton / February 2013, 3 minutes long

Lethal poisoning legal / July 2005, Less than a minute long


Comments and responses

Comment from Coire


by Coire

Comment posted at 21:45 on 8th November 2006.

Yeay!Thankyou! :o) Had a lovely day, but our WendyWu can tel you all! xx


Comment from Coire


by Coire

Comment posted at 21:46 on 8th November 2006.

grrr… I don’t get your smilies!


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 21:49 on 8th November 2006.

Hehe… I will make sure I find out all about it! The smilies are a bit unusual… They’re mainly two characters, eg : plus ) equals 🙂 – I didn’t design them, blame the WordPress software!


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