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A baby was born

It’s pretty much a non-event really though seeing social media explode from comments of a fake Professor Snape account commenting on it being a half-blood prince or a fake Prince Charles account making puns like ‘heir it comes’ alongside pictures of the baby presentation from The Lion King and Michael Jackson’s infamous window scene has […]

Google Reader replacement

As always I am leaving things to the last minute. I have less than two weeks left to find a Google Reader replacement, despite knowing I would have only until July. I suppose a large part of me was hoping that Google would reverse their decision, but it’s not looking likely. I think the difficulty […]

What would you do if you had a pet and it suddenly spoke to you?

This question came up in a conversation with a friend last night and, out of curiosity, I posted it both on Twitter & Facebook to see what replies others would give. For what it’s worth – my immediate reply was: ‘I’d stop drinking’ as I took another sip from the wine glass in my hand. […]

Best idea ever (maybe)

What I want is an electronic photo frame with silly/funny pictures off the internet plus plenty of cute cat pictures to put on my desk at work to get me through and entertain me on days like today. Not that I’d need an excuse really, I love the idea regardless! (FYI, my birthday is May […]

Catfish

After looking at your profile picture I had no other choice but to send a compliment. You are such a pretty woman..i liked your profile so much and i am interested in knowing you better.. Looked at my ‘other’ messages on Facebook for the first time in, well, probably ever and found the above message […]

Google Reader

Google Reader is shutting down. It has been my daily routine since 2008 and I am genuinely sad about losing it. There are a bunch of petitions around, but why would Google bother to listen. In the meantime I’ve been recommended these links and will need to check them out soon: Lifehacker Mashable Cnet Reddit […]

Gmail stats

I was looking round the Google dashboard for the settings of a service when I stumbled across these stats: Inbox: 3936 conversations All mail: 58113 conversations Sent mail: 5290 conversations Saved drafts: 185 conversations Chat history: 4740 conversations Spam: 234 conversations I have had my gmail account since 2005. I receive around 100-150 spam emails […]

19 days later

It has been 19 days since I’ve had the first symptoms of my illness which I’ve had diagnosed as bronchitis with whooping cough (pertussis) last week. The symptoms initially started with a cough on a Thursday and by Saturday I was very ill with what I thought was just a strong cold. The week following […]

Nexus 10!

On Saturday I took the plunge and ordered a Nexus 10. It arrived yesterday. This post is written on it. So exciting!

Not quite so secure

From time to time I need to set up a new payee on my online banking. Setting up a new payee involves entering all the details and the amount. The screen then transfers to another screen with a four-digit number and calls the mobile associated with the bank account. Following that I need to enter […]

Tuesday was weird, Wednesday will have to be better!

Tuesday has been a weird day: A chance encounter with a former colleague which goes to show just how small this world is. A rushed day at work, as so many have been recently. A bank error putting me -£844 over my overdraft and I have no idea how to get to work in a […]

Snow, glorious snow!

On Friday snow hit the UK with more snow than even in 2010 so we did the only natural thing and built a snowman at work. As you do. Following that I had the first free weekend in two weekends which doesn’t sound so grand, but considering the hours I’d been working plus spending most […]

Facebook targeting fail

Working in marketing – which still sounds oh so pretentious – I deal with Facebook advertisement amongst other things. As such I know of all the targeting options available from the usual age or gender to the more unusual and somewhat creepy others. They’re outlined in this article, but here is a list of the […]

No longer nomadic?

My blog has been called carocat.co.uk – tales of the nomadic cat for quite a few years now. It’s been like it for at least four. I used to live a quite nomadic lifestyle – moving from house to house and even country at one point, as well as moving from online community to online […]

Bowling!

Went bowling for a friend’s birthday on Thursday. Due to some mix-up we couldn’t play when we had reserved lanes for and had to wait over an hour which led to a couple of beers and several games of pool. I can’t actually remember the last time I played either pool or went bowling. Bowling […]

No workplace disgruntlement here

I read this article over a week ago and have had mixed feelings about it. Whilst reading it I thought that I wouldn’t be able to recognise myself in an article called ‘Workers face ‘hard year of slog’ in 2013′, but as I got towards the end I found this paragraph resonating in me: “Workplace […]

Three player chess

Today I learned that there is such a thing as three player chess. Having not played standard chess for years and playing with two people who also hadn’t it took us all a lot longer than probably an advanced player to understand the rules and the complex moves with crossing the board. Quite often we […]

My personality type is “Groundbreaking Thinker”

Creative, resourceful and intellectually quick. Good at a broad range of things. Enjoy debating issues and may be into “one-upmanship”. They get very excited about new ideas and projects, but may neglect the more routine aspects of life. Generally outspoken and assertive. They enjoy people and are stimulating company. Excellent ability to understand concepts and […]

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