Procrastination

A Lazy, Busy Day

Well, it currently just after four thirty and I am taking things slow – I have been up since six something or other and I have been pottering around with a few web projects. The project that took up most of the time was a CSS variant on www.soundmapofharrogate.co.uk – that site is a hoot and I mentioned it yesterday, just click HERE to read the post. Another thing I have been doing is trying…

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Procrastination

You’re Welcome

“You’re welcome,” is not the same as, “it’s my pleasure.” and “No problem,” is not the same as, “I’m happy to help.” These sentences are the closing parentheses of a simple conversation that opens with “thank you.” We have to say something. The “thank you” demands acknowledgement. It could be, “okay, now we’re even.” Or we could express satisfaction at having the ability to make a contribution. We can continue the infinite game instead of…

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Procrastination

What Is Tolerance?

Tolerance means two things: In high-quality manufacturing, producing to tolerance means that all the parts are as identical as possible. Getting the tolerances precise permits cars to be made more reliably, and for production to run more effectively. In human beings, tolerance creates resilience. Tolerance of different abilities and preferences makes it easy to work with diversity of thought and approach and expertise, enabling better outcomes. Tolerance doesn’t mean permitting behaviour that undermines the community.…

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Review (Of Sorts)

Cheeky Work Blog Post

I wrote this for my work Blog – you can read that at www.andrewbackhouse.design – As a content marketing strategist, I am often asked about Blog writing, especially when it comes to an emphasis on SEO. I may have previously mentioned in my posts about Content Marketing Strategy, SEO (or, Search Engine Optimisation) plays a key role in your web-content being found on Search Engines. The below pointers are aiming to help people in the service…

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Family

RIP Paddy

RIP Paddy – he was a good pup. The realisation that I have seen Paddy for the last time has come true. I do not know if you remember, but in my post Xmas 2k16 Mk. II I mentioned that I thought I had seen my dog for the last time – well, he is now buried next to Mutt in the garden. On the Sunday evening of the 12th he suffered what appeared to…

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Procrastination

Christmas 2016

Well, that was that! A lot of blogs do the whole retrospective sweep around Xmas – I prefer to do that on New Year. So, I will, in this post, just write about what happened today: Christmas Day 2016. Things got off to an excited start. Like a cotton headed ninnymuggins, I woke up at 03:30 and wanted presents. I tried, valiantly, to raise my wife from slumber. I did the gentlemanly thing and wait…

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Food & Drink Procrastination

Vintage Fairs & Pints (Lots Of Pints)

So, what happened at the weekend? Quite a bit as it happens – I did not sleep so that meant there was a lot of w/e overtime put in. I managed to re-haul my web design site www.treebark.design and I am quite please with how it looks. I have gone for a set-up that makes it easier to read and therefore slightly better optimised for search engines. It still has HTTPS (an SSL Certificate) so…

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Activism Procrastination

Rejoice!!!

Nothing much happening this afternoon – so, I spent some time on Facebook. What led me to the ICAN site was the headline: “UN Votes To Outlaw Nuclear Weapons In 2017.” Something that piqued my interest immensely. Two days ago, on Thursday 27th October 2016, The United Nations adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in…

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Activism Procrastination

Letter #6

Below, you can read the letter I have just fired off to Andrew Jones MP (Harrogate & Knaresborough Conservative Party MP). It seems bizarre that I am having to write about the subject matter – Whaling – in 2016 (nearly 2017). Greenpeace was founded to help highlight the plight of the whale. That was decades ago. Yet, we are still having to campaign to help protect them. In the interests of democracy, I will publish…

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