Monthly Archives: September 2009

Orange PAYG UK Top-Up Numbers

Top-Up Dial 450 to top up using a credit or debit card. Balance Dial 453 to find your ballance. Commentary I find it strangely amusing that the automated top-up service behaves so mechanically, but has been engineered with such human … Continue reading

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Something Else That’s True

JB is 5 years old: I’ll tell you something else that’s true: Volcanoes don’t have wheels.

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Definition: Poverty

Denial of basic rights.

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What People Remember

Apparently, we remember: 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 50% of what we see 70% of what we write 90% of what we say and do Unfortunately, I have no idea where these figures are from. … Continue reading

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Course Evaluation

From my comments on a course I attended: Despite appearance the food was actually edible, but I vividly recall the sight of rubberized macaroni cheese looking up at me from a cardboard box (pulls face + shudders).

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Word Power

Some words whose meanings I have learned this month: belicose adj. Warlike / hostile in manner / temperament bumptious adj. arrogant; pushy; offensively self-assertive; conceited de facto In reality or fact de facto standard: Accepted by custom, convention or common practice dendroglyph noun. … Continue reading

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Art: Sundance

From the late 80s

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Art: Abstract 1

August 1988

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Book Review: Make Today Count (John C Maxwell)

Introduction The premise of Make Today Count (MTC) is summed up by its subtitle, “The Secret of Your Success Is Determined by Your Daily Agenda”. Maxwell points out that what we become is the result of what we do today, that every … Continue reading

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JB-isms

Useful child-speak: Barger-Coo: Barbeque Bixit: Biscuit Blank: Naked (e.g. blank feet = bare feet) Booblies: Blue Berries Eleventy Hundred: A Favourite Number Granny Pommit: Pommy Grannit Harbest Vegetable: Harvest Festival Mixit: Music Tainainer: Container Dee Bee: DVD, TV or CD … Continue reading

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