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Wow. This brave new world is just INCREDIBLE.

Eddie Mair | 10:22 UK time, Monday, 7 January 2008



  1. At 10:25 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Charlie wrote:

    ...a voice... ...a voice..!

    Maybe I'm not the only person left alive on this Blog...


  2. At 10:28 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Piper wrote:

    So, this is it?

    Why didn't I have to log-in? Why's everything look the same?

    More importantly, why's the Blog working? Didn't think it was supposed to do that

  3. At 10:33 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Sid Cumberland wrote:


  4. At 10:33 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Perkiness wrote:

    Charlie - I was beginning to wonder if I would spot the tumbleweed drifting past the blog this morning - but it appears that things are on the up!

  5. At 10:34 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Charlie wrote:

    Hey, this Blog's working... How'd that happen?

    It's been broken so long, I've forgo.... Which reminds me of something attributed to Joan Rivers:

    "It's been so long since I've had sex, I've forgotten who ties up whom."

  6. At 10:36 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Charlie wrote:

    Perkiness @ 3

    "...but it appears that things are on the up"

    It's a rare event let me tell you..!

  7. At 10:37 AM on 07 Jan 2008, witchiwoman wrote:

    Hello here too - just checking for 502s....the last one perhaps?

  8. At 10:38 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Stewart M wrote:

    The last gasp of the old system?

  9. At 10:38 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Eddie Mair wrote:

    Still not the new system! I remain in the dark...

  10. At 10:44 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Fearless Fred wrote:

    You shouls switch the lights on, then, Eddie!

  11. At 10:45 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Deepthought wrote:

    Dear all,

    This may be my last posting in this guise.

    If we have to register again, on the BBC's message-board, it's likely someone else has already registed my nom-de-frog for other purposes. (sob).

    So keep your eyes open for a similarly grumpy old fogey on the new blog, and it'll be me.

  12. At 10:47 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Piper wrote:


    "...I remain in the dark..."

    You're apparently amongst the best of company

    I overheard a chat between two "Footsie 100" Chairmen a few years ago. They were discussing management styles

    One had said to the other that he "...favoured the "Mushroom" method."

    When asked what that might be, he replied "I keep my people in the dark and feed them Bullsh*t"

  13. At 10:51 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Perkiness wrote:

    Charlie (6). There's still a naughty step on this blog, you know ;)

  14. At 10:57 AM on 07 Jan 2008, The Intermittent Horse wrote:

    Charlie (5) - Did Joan Rivers also say:
    "One day, dressed in my sexiest neglige I met my husband as he came home from work. I said "Tie me up and you can do anything you want."
    So he tied me up and went golfing."

  15. At 11:11 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Charlie wrote:

    Perkiness @ 13

    Naught step eh..? Look, I don't want to get too excited but you've reminded me of my colleague's remark (see below) last week so, would the "naughty step" include, I wonder (whisper) ...spanking..?

    "You don't appreciate..." he said "... a lot of stuff in school until you get older

    Little things; like being spanked every day by a 30's-something woman

    Stuff you pay good money for in later life..."

  16. At 11:14 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Piper wrote:

    Deepthought @ 11

    I wonder, would "PM" attached to your "guise" be worth considering..?

  17. At 11:17 AM on 07 Jan 2008, whisht wrote:

    guys - we can retain our nicknames - they don't have to be the same as our (possibly new) Member Names.

    They are the same by default but can be changed.

    Now, if someone says (somewhat legitamately)
    "Oi - I'M Deepthought!! I've been Deepthought on this technology blog for 10 months..."
    you can answer
    "Fair enough - I've been DT for a heckuva while too. Can we co-exist? Do you ever post ruminations on PM? Never heard of it eh? fair enough. If you ever do pop over and leave a comment just be aware that some answers to it may be a bit "familiar" with you!"

    I know I know, for some people this is gonna be tricky if they're tarting around (I mean sharing their joy) with all the other blogs, but for some (most) the two nickname users may never cross paths (they haven't up till now...)

    I guess its just a problem if the person is a bit of a prat, ad you're embarrassed if anyone mistakes the two of you

  18. At 11:34 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Charlie wrote:

    Well, I've sogned in!

    The page is a bit jumbled and obscured near the top but...

    TIH @ 14 Brilliant! And, yes, I believe she did. A great Lady, a lot of fun..!

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