Monday, January 26, 2009

Pictures from the Law Society and Library earlier today

In London....

How Bizarre... I am in the Law Society library in Chancery Lane, London. I just had to get online and publish something from the online suite of computers!

Photo's etc later!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Social Media replacing old RSS feeds and Syndicated habits?

I'm just updating the blog and noticed that I tend to disregard it lately, most likely because I spend time on other social media.

I wonder if blogs have been hard hit by sites like Facebook, Twitter and the countless other sites? It's a question that must have been asked countless times.

I have to say that my blog and podcast following has been patchy, to say the least. I don't think I've necessarily had a change in direction, it's either a personal shift in habit, or, more likely a culture shift?

Speaking to an old online mate; Jeroen the other day I was heartened to hear that he doesn't bother with RSS feeds any more, rather he consumes at the PC. I have to say that I do exactly the same, but tend to be pretty random with the sites I visit.

I haven't bothered listening to many podcasts recently (apart from one or two old faithfuls) and wonder if mine and Jeroen's experience is something that we're all doing now?

If I tend to visit a site, it's because someone else talks about it, or links to it from a site.

What about you? Have your habits changed recently?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

podcast182 Interactive comments on the Gaza Strip & The Credit Crunch

Direct MP3 download of the show here

Today's show is great - because of the interactive comments of others, thanks so much for your contributions.

We look at the Gaza strip & The Credit Crunch

Music, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network features:

Joe Carey


LA Big Daddys

Judith Owen

Please mail your comments to or comment in the field below.

Thanks for listening!


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Oops... is down at the moment, but leave it with me, I should have it fixed tomorrow.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve. I like to think I'm pretty transparent.

I contemplated deleting this blog, or making it private, but that seems pretty pointless. I've kept my jottings online for 4 years, and I don't want to delete all the hard work I've put in.

It has been four years or so now since I've kept a blog, and I don't tend to hold things back with what I say on here. I perhaps need to be a little more sensible though. If you don't like the blog, then please feel free to stop reading it. I keep it mostly for myself anyway.

The blog also of course also doubles as a place to keep the podcast which I love doing.

After some consideration, I'm not altering a thing apart from the fact that I think I will probably keep a bit more on the blog and continue to keep the podcasts coming. I'm hopeless at keeping a proper diary, and I like the fact that this is a good place to come back to stuff I've put up some time ago (i.e Swaziland). The blog stays then.

It may be a turgid read, as I keep the jottings mostly for myself, so, as I say, please feel free to move on if you don't like it. Alternatively, pull up a chair, and join in. The comments fields are kept on, and if you want to say anything, please feel free. You can also mail me at All the comments made are my own, and they're all done in my own time. I'm not pushing anyone, or touting anything.

I wanted to keep a diary of notes and thoughts on how I'm dealing with diabetes. You need to understand me to understand why I'm doing this. I'm just not that bothered about making my thoughts public, it's siply a by-product of my diary. I would hate people to think that I'm showing off though, not that there is anything to show off! It just seems to me to be too much trouble to keep an anonymous blog, and there doesn't seem to be any real point in doing that.

Tomorrow I've got to go the diabetes clinic to see a dietitian. I'm really looking forward to this as I just don't seem to be feeling any better really of late, I'm certainly far better than I was, but I seem to have reached a plateau. I'm finding that I get very tired very quickly. I'm not sleeping that great, and some foods send me spacey within 15 - 20 minutes of eating them.

I never thought that taking tablets four times a day was so much of a pain. I'm constantly forgetting them. I've got to get used to that.

I'm noticing that I'm not sweating anywhere near as much as I did, and I'm also not drinking anywhere near as much fluids as I needed prior to being diagnosed, so the medication is doing something.

The head rushes I'm getting are bizarre. The easiest way to explain the feeling is when you stand too quickly after sitting. There's a weird spacial feeling I get too, when I'm not eating correctly, or whenever I get too warm.

The one thing I want to get back is my energy. I hate the feeling of being drained. It seems ok when I'm occupied (i.e work) but when I'm sitting relaxing, I could simply sleep for hours.

Let's wait and see what's said tomorrow then. I'm hoping I get some answers so I can get back to full strength and getting back to normal again.