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Merry Christmas


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

This post was published more than 15 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 15 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 15 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  • Factual information might be outdated.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...

This is my new blog – Weclome, especially to those of you who have found your way here via The LBSC, which has sadly passed away (or is it just sleeping?). All of the content that used to be on this site is still very much here, via the links on the right.

I plan to post here fairly sporadically, as with The LBSC, so don’t expect to see daily updates or anything so exciting. I also plan to base much of the posting on here around particular links and webpages, and so you’ll find that, in most cases, there is a link to the relevant page – click the link, or the title of the post, to find out what I’m blabbering on about.

Anyway, all that remains is for me to wish all of my readers, old and new, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This 126th post was filed under: Site Updates.

Some recently published posts

The Tyne Pedestrian and Cycle Tunnels: eight years on / January 2020, 8 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / January 2020, 7 minutes long

Faber Stories / December 2019, 4 minutes long

My favourite books of 2016 / December 2019, 26 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / December 2019, 12 minutes long

Some random old posts

Incidents on the tube / July 2005, 1 minute long

‘We doctors work in a climate of fear’ / December 2004, 2 minutes long

Top 100 computer games of all time / July 2007, Less than a minute long

Floods are punishment for gay marriage legislation / July 2007, 3 minutes long

Tsunami death toll hits 123,000 / December 2004, Less than a minute long

aMazing new phone launches today / April 2007, 1 minute long

Comments and responses

Comment from sjhoward

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 19:39 on 8th April 2005.

LBSC fans may be glad to know that it has risen, phoenix-like, from the ashes, whilst also transforming itself, chameleon-like, into something quite different. Basically, it’s a similar site by the same guy, and it’s now called Two Flow.

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 14:58 on 6th July 2005.

Hmm, Two Flow seems to have died again now. And, just in case you’re confused, the site doesn’t work in the same way now as it did when I wrote the above post. You can’t click on post titles any more. For information on how the site works, which I actually update when changes occur, see the site guide.

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