Friday, December 08, 2006

politiken firstclass

I was doing a politiken firstclass - Google Search
because I had forgotten the name WebX

but I found this Shell takes me off the dole (2006-11-22)
part of the web site of Erik Thau-Knudsen

see also
FirstClass Socdem and Politiken Online: "News-systemet er lavet af WebCrossing eller WebX " with images from 2001

webcrossing - Google Search:

"Web Crossing
A leader in intranet/internet servers offering online conferencing solutions through discussion forums and chat rooms, with server-side scripting to allow ... -
visit the web crossing web site -"

Monday, November 20, 2006

next sunday

There is one last chance to come to a write-in, and here are the details:

Date: Sunday, 26/11/06
Time: 12pm onwards
Location: Starbucks on New Street Birmingham England

It'll be the same format as the last few times: we'll have 45-minute sessions of writing with 15-minute breaks in between to chat, drink coffee and ease cramps. Stay for as many sessions as you like, and if you arrive in mid-session, simply join in. . . . .

Saturday, November 18, 2006

David Frost 1 - Tony Blair 0

Blair admits Iraq a 'disaster', Qatar - 7 hours ago
... Responding to a suggestion from Sir David Frost that the conflict had been a disaster from the start, Blair replied "it has", before blaming a combination of ...
Gavin Scott: Through the Conference Hall and Out of Iraq Yahoo! News
Blair says Iran should work with the West but warns that Britain ... International Herald Tribune
Blair urges Iran and Syria to help with Iraq solution ic Wales
all 64 news articles »

Poor old Tony was really leading with his chin and being too honest when Sir David Frost looked shyly down, with false modesty, and away from Tony's eyes and baited that trap.

First I am against war, any war and all wars, because as a four year old I must have heard 70 or so bombing raids and 300 plus air raid alarms and grown up a war orphan with my widowed mother.

But after the experience of Harold Wilson's refusal to support USA in Vietnam, which caused USA in revenge stopped supporting the pound, which led to many financial and personal problems in UK , and caused me to abandon my teaching career and the break up of my second marriage . . .

Tony Blair saw that he had no choice and had to go along with Bush's silly ideas in order to secure the economic future of UK, industry, workers and capital.
Once we are in of course we had to make the bet of a bad job and support our soldiers . . .

It takes a country more than 20 years to recover from a major war
10 years planning, 10 years very hard work and then prosperity came to Japan and West Germany from the mid 1960ies.

The disaster has not been the war but the peace, Iraq needs one or two million men on the ground to maintain "homeland security" just as we had millions in Germany in 1945.

Tony Blair really was between the devil and the deep blue sea and he made the best choice out of what was available to him at that time.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

You've received a postcard from a family member!

1001 Postcards Home

Aunt Edna Virus & postcards.gif.exe << NB double file type typical of a virus

This Is Not A Real Postcard, And No, It Didn't Come From Our Site

If you got here with a pickup code (something like "35-dodge-treads-aunt", "d21-sea-sunset" or "a91-valets-cloud-31337"), then you should know that the message you received was not a real postcard from our site.

On December 10th, 2004, some jerk released onto the internet what has come to be known as the "Aunt Edna Virus." Basically, that person faked one of our notification emails by switching out the links for links to an infected website. (No, our site is not infected.)

Update: Now there's a second person out there spamming people with a fake greeting card notice, slandering our site. The title of this newest abomination is "You've received a postcard from a family member!", and actually links to a malicious exe file. We believe it was sent by someone that refers to himself as "Dani MAD". If you happen to know who he is -- we're assuming it's a he, since most she's have better things to do -- please, let us know. And if you happen to hit him with a fast-moving car, we'll won't be displeased.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Monday, November 06, 2006

ethics and capital punishment

I am a long term opponent of punishment by hanging, or execution in any other way,
but I am sorely tempted to agree with the judgement of Sadam Hussein in such a violent community is that the only way to deal with a lunatic of such stature ?

I fear he is unlikely to commit suicide.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

"Royal Mail" Scam. NOT A JOKE!

from my email:-


Can you circulate this around especially as Christmas is fast approaching. It has been confirmed by Royal Mail.

The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following scam:-

A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0306 6611911 (a premium rate number).

DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scan originating from Belize.

If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £15 for the phone call.

If you do receive a card with these details then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 0207 239 6655 or ICSTIS (the premium rate service regulator) at:-

or your local trading standards office. This is a genuine scan and is under investigation by ICSTIS.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

going off line

yes for the rest of today
I am going to read Mills & Boone romances to get the style and rythm, and enjoy Deal or No Deal on TV
no exercise either in spite of the sunny weather outside

just cogitating on ideas for novel writing which will need no research.

I am going to use my old five year old machine and stay off line until I have about 5000 words for a chapter one.
I will still answer the phone tho'

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

NaNoWriMo :: Week One

from my email:-
Dear Author,

Greetings! My name is Chris Baty, and I'm the director of National Novel Writing Month. Welcome to this year's noveling extravaganza! It's great to have you writing with us.

As impossible as it may seem standing here on the precipice overlooking a vast November, NaNoWriMo will be over before you know it. This month---like the book you started writing today---moves at a frightful pace. To help give you a heads-up on some of the spirit-lifting milestones and spleen-poking hazards we'll be flying past on our way to 50K, I'll be sending an email like this one to you every Wednesday of the month.

Which brings me neatly to the subject at hand: Week One.

Ah, sweet Week One.
Whether you're a first-timer or a NaNoWriMo veteran, Week One is epic. We step onto its stage clutching a few crumpled lines of dialogue, and bearing only the haziest notions of setting and story. And, when the curtain closes on the seventh day, we're improbably directing a strange and wonderful cast of characters, all of them eager to make their mark on the tale unfolding around them.
The keys to thriving in Week One are straightforward:

1) Surge early. To be on par for the month, you should be writing 1667 words per day. In Week One, try to get 2000 or 2500 a day, and beg, borrow, and steal as much of the first weekend as possible to write. You won't need to keep up this pace throughout the month, but nothing guarantees a NaNoWriMo victory (and a fun month) like opening up a hefty lead in the first week.

2) Know that you're not doing any of this alone. As you dive into your book, 70,000 other souls are going through the same ups and downs of the Great Sleep-Deprived Novel. Whenever you're feeling like hurling your laptop out the window or setting fire to your favorite noveling notebook, come to a local write-in or stop by the NaNoWriMo forums for encouragement and reassurance. Likewise, whenever you've had a ferociously productive writing day, celebrate by sending a pep talk or sports car or box of fantastically expensive Swiss chocolates to a writer in distress.

3) Embrace the fear. It's okay to be nervous. Nervous just means you're pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone---which is when great and magical things happen. Even if you have a complete story outline to serve as a map for the month, it's still terrifying to be stepping out into the frontier of your imagination. I blame this on a lifetime of exposure to the perplexing idea that art should be made by artists, and novels left to novelists.

As someone who has done NaNoWriMo for eight years now, I can tell you this: Novels are not written by novelists. Novels are written by everyday people who give themselves permission to write novels. Whatever your writing experience, you have a book in you that only you can write. And November is a beautiful month to get it written.

Have a great first week, everyone! I'll be writing like crazy until Wednesday the 8th, when I'll drop by your inbox again with some thoughts about the spleen-tastic adventures awaiting us in Week Two.

Write on!


Tuesday, October 31, 2006

ow my arm

with all this typing I am getting some pain in my upper arm

so I am reconsidering using Dragon Again becaue when I am writing my best stuff I am really speaking aloud internally to get good grammar and idions.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 9 - Nuance UK Software Store : Physical Shipment: "Dragon NaturallySpeaking® Preferred adocuments, reports, emails and more - all by speaking! Fast, easy and amazingly accurate, it’s afaster than typing. No script reading required to get started! Just use your voice to dictate and edit in Microsoft® Word and Excel®, Corel® WordPerfect® and virtually all Windows®-based applications. You can even dictate into a handheld device when you’re away from your PC, or use a Bluetooth microphone! Browse, search and navigate the Web just by talking! Listen to incoming email and documents read aloud. Use dictation shortcuts that enable you to insert blocks of texts or bitmaps - such as your name, title and signature - with a single voice command. A Nuance-approved noise-cancelling microphone is included."

Monday, October 30, 2006

Brumleby boy

from my email:-

'hello mr
i think we know each other maybe
i surfed around the web and in the search of the pictures of brumleby and there i saw your website in which there was some picture`s of ***** who i know and we were old neighbour`s
i also used to live there in denmark
i think you used to drive taxi befor in dk may be i am wrong or not but kindly provide me withthe email id of ***** and give my id to her

i will be thankful to u

i am abdullha jilani
from quetta pakistan

brumleby - Google Image Search

Saturday, October 28, 2006

commercial blog service

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my emphasis

Friday, October 27, 2006

Accessing Blogger in Beta

Blogger Help : How can I use the new Blogger Layouts features?

How do I switch to Blogger in beta?

Thanks for your interest in all the new features we've got coming up! The Blogger in beta program is going to start out small, so only a low percentage of people who log in to Blogger will see the option to switch over. If you're one of them, you'll see a blue box in the sidebar of your dashboard highlighting the new Blogger in beta. Click the "learn more" link there and we'll walk you through the process of switching your account.

Part of this change involves converting your Blogger account into a Google Account (learn more about Google Accounts). If you already have a Google Account, log in with your Google Account email address and password when prompted. A confirmation message will appear to indicate success.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

squidoo blogs

10 Basic Steps For Getting Your First Novel Published

How I Did It

1) Write and rewrite the first 3 chapters of your novel and polish them to perfection. Make them the absolute best you're capable of. It took me almost as long to write the first 3 chapters of Sisters and Lovers as it did to write the entire novel.
continues :-
The Perfect Pen -- How to Get Published -- on Squidoo
Self-Publishing for Writers -- on Squidoo

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Google Blogger Beta

A very quiet discussion Google Blogger Beta | Google Groups:
Google Blogger Beta which was launched 14 August 2006 Blogger Buzz: Blogger in beta

or are we expected to comment on the Testing Blogger Beta beta blog?

blogger beta - Google Search
another point of entry blogger beta - Google Image Search

via blogger beta - Google Video search
en pasant
Banjo's World: Vlog No. 001 - Google Video WOW!!! that is astonishing

and back to blogger beta - Google Groups suggests the discussion is on the general blogger groups Google Groups: Blogger Help Group

I posted the following comment which awaits moderation:-

my blogger classic predates my google mail so it is tied to an email address and log on old profile/

I was invited to gmail as an existing blogger account ( I came in via the google tool bar BLOG THIS button after the beta days when I switched from altavista searching
BTW I am not the professor Hugh Watkins, MD, PhD, Dept of Cardiovascular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK OX28AF. E-mail hugh.watkins{at}

and my own adsense account uses another email for both classic and beta

I use my gmail acccount for blogger beta

In Firefox on the Mac the Blog This button links to my classic account even though I am blogging in blogger beta as well

using an Intel mac I have Parallels and so have classic blogger open in MS IE on Win XP
and the beta on Firefox on Mac OS 10.4.8

When I have populated the beta blogs a little more
I will update the side bars on all my blogs to completely cross links blogs and sites

so aa in any beta best to use a seperate account for testing

Experience gmailers will know how to open a second account anyway by invitiation to themselves at a fourth unconnected email address readable by POP mail (alongside imap at aol for example) new profile/

Sunday, October 22, 2006

cat at sunset

On about 29 September 2006 I was hanging out of my kitchen window on the seventh floor of Merton House to look west in order to photograph the sunset

I realised I was being watched

I rushed to get my handicam and zoomed in

Post Office Tower in Birmingham and the radio mast is still further away about 20 miles

neighbours who never disturb me

Boaworth Drive looking towards Chelmsley Wood

this bus stop is still intact

an airliner on final approach to Birmingham airport
the starboard wingtip light is the green dot

when they land at BHX they pass out of my sight

Wingtip vortices - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
just as a spelling check

up date on sunday

Parallels is running but the virtual machine is off in the window on the upper screen
the desktop background a very blurred picture of a fence taken from a moving train in Holte, near Copenhagen Denmark

I like to start early
the £10 fiche reader for family history transcription is on the table to my right.

my own pictures as a desk top during start up - they are part of a failed upload blog about my flight from CPH to BHX

The Brazilian F1 is on ITV so this can only be a brief blog

I am designing a new desk to be built out of odds and ends,
and it will be placed in the other room nearer my TV.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

ow-ow a blog fragment
About Me

angry and frustrated in Copenhagen or Birmingham


and so that was a storm in a teacup all about registration of MAC numbers on the Brumleby WAN ethernet system

once it was working it was brilliant 10mb /10 mb


and this is the third time I am going to try to knock out a draft novel in one month by joining in with National Novel Writing Month - home page

What started off in USA is now world wide - a freudian typo just made me say world wild. This time I am going to work autobiographically. In 2004 it was Viking Novel
see:- and in 2005 Iron Way - which turned into such a good idea that I froze it and and put off writing until I got more research done.

I started with google when it was a beta search engine, and began blogging before the advent of gmail AKA google mail, because the orange blog this button turned up on the google tool bar.
  • 08/10/2003 - 08/16/2003

  • look at my old profile to get the list of all my old blogs in the order in which I created them, top down with the oldest first.

    I think I will be maintaining three main blogs - this one as a daily diary and GENEALOGE for my family history and genealogy and I will reduce my three photo blogs of snap shots
    to one, which I will create on this new beta blogger in the next couple of days, in the hope that photo diary uploads will be easier with the new technology.

    This years draft "novel" will get posted on My Memories thirty days in Novemeber - will that be 30 chapters?

    I self censor all my blogs because I like to be available widely, and some words that I would use in street speech, trigger automatic cenmsorship.
    A Solihull library computer even refused to let me read an email because it was written in Danish.