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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  • Factual information might be outdated.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...

Shopping bagsThanks to an improved relationship with Amazon.co.uk, you can now browse and buy tens of thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, and other bits and bobs right here on sjhoward.co.uk, at sjhoward.co.uk/shop.

Every item reviewed on this very site over the last (almost) four years is available, with a snippet of the review included to help you make your choice. And, if none of those tickle your fancy, everything else in the Amazon catalogue is also available – and all at the low prices you love, and with the renowned Amazon customer service you expect. Links have been added on sjhoward.co.uk/work to ensure that every time a book is referenced, a link to buy the book from the new sjhoward.co.uk/shop is on hand, and it’s also been added to the fabulous sjhoward.co.uk toolbar.

Because of the expected revenue this development will produce, I’ve been able to reduce the price of every product in the sjhoward.co.uk merchandise range, and also introduce a new product to the range: The umbrella (impressive, eh?!). So there’s somewhere else to dispose of your disposable income.

And to promote these new services, along with a few of the older ones, little ‘tips’ have been added to the bottom of all posts. These change dynamically from an initially selection of eleven to help keep them fresh.

Now, as far as I can think, that should be the last of these parochial self-serving nonsense posts for a while, and normal service should be resumed tomorrow. Hopefully.

This 1,094th post was filed under: Site Updates.

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Some random old posts

Across a crowded room.. / January 2013, Less than a minute long

Wallcharts succomb to Grauniad Fever / January 2007, Less than a minute long

Big Brother: Any more contestants? / May 2006, 1 minute long

‘Where is God in all this?’ – the problem for religions / January 2005, Less than a minute long

Thoughts on the restoration of ex-BBC Television Centre / April 2019, 5 minutes long

From feminist sister to Big Brother housemate / January 2005, Less than a minute long

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