Sep 20, 2012
Tweeting, Twittering, Twatting, whatever the common parlance is.
Sep 10, 2012
I run the Twitter feed for where I work. I do an On This Day section.
Today, in 2008, apparently the 'Large Hardon Collider' was turned on.
Good News Call
Sep 3, 2012
Good News Call
Aug 25, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
Posted on Facebook by a friend:
"The definition of 'trolling' on the internet has changed somewhat in recent years. There was a time when you were labeled a troll for posting subject matter for the sole purpose of inciting anger or contention. Now, contention starts with the subject matter and those who defend themselves against it are labeled 'trolls'. Example:
Person A begins a post on a forum or social network that immediately assaults a political ideology, public or private program, religion at large or some other body of people gathered as a whole with a generalized statement that unfairly takes in everyone under one spiteful umbrella. Persons B,C,& D immediately hop on the hatewagon with 'like's and equally general comments. Then Person E comes along and says, "Actually I believe or subscribe to this way of thinking and use it in my life in this way." For that personal and individual defense of their mindset or way of living, Person E is lambasted for their individual support of a larger group or movement.
If this is the trend now, what will it become as social networks become less social and more antisocial?"
My Good News Call
Aug 16, 2012
Russ Howard did it, but I need to as well, or things haunt me.
First of a weekly thing from me.
Can't Stop the Serenity
Jul 13, 2012
Every year we hold a party to raise money for the charity Equality Now http://www.equalitynow.org in conjunction with the Can't Stop the Serenity movement.
It's an excuse to dress up, watch some favourite tv and movies, and have some fun. This year we are having a small do at home, but for the first time we are raising money for a secondary charity, Rainbows Hospice, a hospice local to us that does great work with children and families http://www.rainbows.co.uk
I have set up a Just Giving page, it'd be great if you could show some support for us this year http://www.justgiving.com/Matt-Goodwin
We'll be doing it all tomorrow afternoon, and if you're interested go here:
This is our Volunteer Group that do the events, last year we raised over £600, but it was in conjunction with our wedding. We're not aiming that high this year, but £150 is the target. Photos and other information about what we do is there.
Hope you can get involved
You Can't Stop the Signal...
Jan 19, 2012
I'm not John Cusack, so I'm not all that bothered, but I seem to being getting involved in h2g2 again.
Not Dead, Just Buried
Jan 11, 2011
Might write some more Approved Entries at some point though...
Perhaps that elusive 150 mark? Who knows. Stranger things have happened.
Oh. Happy New Year to all those who are subscribed
Misses Little Behemoth.
Oct 20, 2010
She disappeared, and I miss her now and then, particularly today for some reason. Wherever she may be, hope she's okay
NOT a blogger
Jun 14, 2010
Got bored of it. Sorry. Around and about the place. Feel free to drop me a line. Mostly Facebook it nowadays to unwind (email me or message me and I'll send you the address). Might write some more Entries one day, perhaps...
I'm a blogger
Feb 24, 2010
I thought I'd bite the bullet and start blogging, seeing as my work (and even my home life and views on life, the universe and anything) can be quite interesting. Here 'tis:
It's in its infancy at the moment, but feel free to become a 'follower', you never know we might have a few laughs along the way
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Dec 24, 2009
Here's hoping 2010 brings us a better year, to all over the festive season, enjoy yourselves and have an or two on me
Dec 8, 2009
Probably time I actually mentioned I'm on a hiatus from h2g2 now, as evident from my Personal Space. I've not disappeared completely though, and will maintain the pages I have to. So feel free to drop me a line now and then. I will reply, just slowly...
Apr 16, 2009
Even though Rich the Rhino isn't coming, the Birmingham Mini-Meet is still on for Saturday 25th April - from 1pm at the Starbucks near the Sea Life Centre (by New Street Station), AND h2g2 Prez Hypatia will be there!
If you think you can make it, drop in here A44851836 and let us know
Feb 5, 2009
Well, it's time I shuffled away from h2g2. I've written 100 Solo EG Entries (and countless others - well, not countless, but a fair few).
I said a while back that once 100 was met, I'd stop writing for hootoo. Then I got dragged back in (I blame Rich - but not in a bad way).
But I'm not enjoying this any more, so I need to retire from h2g2 or I'll end up resenting it, and I've had such a good time here, and 'met' some interesting people so I really don't want that.
So farewell h2g2, I'll be in and out and might still Scavenge the odd Entry here and there, perhaps polish things up for the UG, but for now it's au revoir.
to all my friends.
to the Italics (Nat in particular).
to everyone else.
Shovelling the Walk
Feb 4, 2009
I was reminded today of an old Peanuts cartoon where Charlie Brown was going around the neighbourhood houses asking if he could 'Shovel the Walk?'. When I first read it, back in Oz, it jarred with me a little.
Today though, I shovelled my 'walk'!
For the first time ever. And while it was hard work, and the ice needing breaking up as I got deeper, it was satisfying.
So, any hootooers out there:
Shovel Your Walk?
Feb 4, 2009
My pic of my workplace made the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/con...snow_february_2009_gallery.shtml?88
Ahh, grand this fame thing innit?
Jan 29, 2009
For those who aren't aware, there's a 'competition' running on h2g2 cooked up by <./>The Post</.> or more accurately, Skankyrich.
It's a writing comp as such, and I (perhaps a tad foolishly) put my name down for it.
It runs a little like X-Factor, or Strictly Come Dancing, or Pop Idol, if you like - with three judges (Skanky, MS GB and Pinniped) judging work that is submitted under specific guidelines, with h2g2 users voting for their favourites.
There are 14 brave souls on this quest, and the first round went off very well: A45546744 after introductions were made we all had to write an Entry using the word 'shell' as inspiration.
And this was my effort: A45688918 Using a Shell to Hear the Sea
The judges did there bit, and the next issue of the Post had the Stretcher results: A46143948
And it looks like I was pretty well rumbled!
Pin and Skanky caught me out. I enjoyed writing the Entry very much, but it only took me a couple of hours, with some brief research on the net and in me science type books at home. I didn't Stretch myself at all really, and just had fun. So I guess it showed. A nice way to ease into the aspects of the game.
But the next challenge caught me un-awares. Like a teddy bear.
To write about a subject that got the 'unwashed masses emotionally overblown' in as much, and write it for the Edited Guide - so it had to go into PR. Yowsers!
For four days of the week-long deadline to write something my brain thought and thought.
Chewing gum, that's a pain in the arse, what about that? I could write about the ban in Singapore and how it gets caught in your hair, or how you always find it under your seat. But there was an EG Entry about it already.
What about how pensioners expect you to be polite, but when they have no manners it's okay? Perhaps hard to be balanced in my argument there?
Then a friend came to my aid. He popped around on the Saturday night, and low and behold he had an e-cigarette. An electronic cigarette you put liquid nicotine in and 'smoke' - without smoke. He said it was great because he could now smoke in the pub again.
So it hit me!
A46345502 The English Smoking Ban of 2007
I wrote it up, and am reasonably pleased with my effort, but I feel it's more like an essay I would have written during my nurse training, and isn't quite 'hootoo' enough for my liking, or perhaps doesn't have much of my own 'voice' abut it.
We'll see. It seems to be going down okay in Peer Review. Will have to wait a week now to read what the Stretcher judges thought of it!
Jan 29, 2009
Well, I just done a night shift, my first for at least 8 months, maybe more.
And I'm buzzeyed.
I had some brekky an hour ago, letting it settle. Now I'm off to bed for some kip. If I can.
And I get to do another one tonight!
Thing is, I'm the only one there, and there's absolutely nothing to do. The first few hours are fine, I do a bit of reading, play some DS, watch some telly. Then it gets difficult.
Wish me luck for tonight!
Off to SleepyBoBo's
Happy Oz Day
Jan 26, 2009
To all the UK ex-pats. 'av'-a-good-un!
Jan 24, 2009
I recently checked out how much of a geek I was on http://www.innergeek.com
Turns out I'm 42% geek! hmm, how appropriate
Happee Festive Season!
Dec 25, 2008
Have a great christmas and new year hootooters!
Nottingham Public Convenience
Dec 24, 2008
Birmingham Meet, April 2009
Dec 14, 2008
Post readers are probably aware of Skankyrich's plans to make h2g2's 10th Anniversary a real occasion with his Meet the Rhino! Adventure.
In hoping to get it off the ground, or just as an excuse for a meet, I've started this page: A44851836
Hope to see you there! (wherever it might be )
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