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A Guilty Secret

Have you got a dream that’s unfulfilled? Does looking around at life passing you by challenge your belief in The Grand Plan? If you, like me thought you could honestly say ‘No’ to these questions, then take a look at this photo.

Beautiful Girl

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Ed Zachary Disease

A woman was very distraught at the fact that she had not had a date or any sex in quite some time. She was afraid she might have something wrong with her, so she decided to seek the medical expertise of a sex therapist.

Her doctor recommended that she see the well known Chinese sex therapist [...]

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The Follies of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

I turned, and we walked the short distance back to Carthowen’s overblown mansion, it’s grotesque kitsch borrowed from the styles of a hundred different worlds.
He halted suddenly when he saw Cilla and the hapless Carthowen, tethered by his neck ring to the rear of the saddle.
I laughed. “Don’t be afraid of her. She is here [...]

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Who is this Woman?

First some imperatives:
Listen to this: http://joebrown.org.uk/images/JAttendais.mp3 or: http://joebrown.org.uk/images/JAttendais.wav
Whilst reading this:

Et j’ecoutais longtemps couler l’eau des fontaines.
Et j’ecoutais le vent chanter infiniment.
Vagues de quietude et de paix d’aussi loin que je me souvienne.
L’enfance est un immense ocean.
Et je revais longues annees, longue indolence.
Ou rien ne se passe mais ou rien ne s’oublie.
J’allais sereine et sans connaitre [...]

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A Newcastle Quayside Walk

A few posts ago, I displayed a few photos of a depressing walk around Gateshead Town Centre, and appended a link to a zip file containing the complete set of photos I took on the walk.

As a (stark) contrast, this post shows one or two photos of the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside development, and again [...]

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A Gateshead Walk

I took a walk in Gateshead this morning. I had business at the Civic Centre, so thought I would check on progress (if any) that Gateshead Council had made in tidying up the disgraceful state of the once-proud Gateshead High Street. I documented my walk with pictures, all 250Mb of which are too much to [...]

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Google – Stop f***ing asking for my mobile number when I sign in to GMail

No, you aren’t getting my Mobile number.
If you persist in asking me – I will close my gmail account.
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My picture-postcard photo of Cullercoats Harbour

A while ago, I decided to take a photo looking south across the harbour, to make two copies and present framed to the two lovely ladies, Pam & Lily, who were about to lose their favourite seat in the Bay Hotel when it closed. Well, it’s long gone now, and sadly so has lovely Lily.

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MySQL Workbench v5.2.34 – 2nd meeting

Early experiences with the MySQL Workbench IDE version 5.2.34, revision 7780 – part 2.

I refined the data model a little.

Export of ER diagram V2 from Story Schema

I edited in a minimal set of data for test purposes, this included entry of two characters from Book, and a (limited) selection of page references taken [...]

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MySQL Workbench v5.2.34 – First Contact

Early experiences with the MySQL Workbench IDE version 5.2.34, revision 7780

Export of ER diagram from Story Schema

First impressions:

It’s easy to install.

The download and install on my XP machine went without a hitch, including the necessary pre-requisites – in this case a Visual C++ re-distributable run-time and .NET component.

It’s pretty.

Neatly laid out and with exceptional [...]

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