An old Theo Gray blog

The posts on this website are from my old blog. For the latest posts, see www.theogray.com/blog

Over time I will copy the posts and comments from here to the live site, but for now, sit back and enjoy posts dating from December 2004 to 2008.

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Christmas Puzzle 2009 – Time, gentlemen, please

Christmas PuzzleThis year’s annual Charity Christmas Puzzle has now been posted, and is available to download. 

This, the 19th annual Puzzle that Gordon Gray has set, has a theme designed to help completion and will appeal to people who enjoy doing Crossword puzzles, such as in the Daily Telegraph (though it is not a Crossword puzzle). Puzzlers have plenty of time to find the answers and Puzzles should be returned, with donation, by 24 January. 

Four winners will each receive a £25 prize.
Everyone who enters will qualify for a £25 prize draw.
 

So what are you waiting for, give it a go and download the Christmas Puzzle now.

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English for Aliens

I’ve been looking for these for years, not remembering exactly what the aliens were called and always ending up with pages about Dan Akroyd rather than Harry Enfield.

Altogether now… TREE! … SHOP! … CAR! … Baby Jeeesus …

[English For Aliens Pt 1]


[English For Aliens Pt 2]


[English For Aliens Pt 3 – Dinner Party]

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Do I Need Planning Permission?

Do I Need Planning PermissionGood evening all! It seems I haven’t written much of late so here’s a little tidbit of the stuff that has been keeping me busy for the past few months.

First of all there was the quick revamp of Blackstar Search, but mainly I have been putting together a new planning website called simply Do I Need Planning Permission? for Orchard Planning Solutions.

Continue reading about Do I Need Planning Permission? over on theogray.com/blog.

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Christmas Puzzle 2008 – Theirs not to reason why

Christmas PuzzleThis year’s annual Charity Christmas Puzzle has now been posted, and is available to download.

This, the 18th annual Puzzle that Gordon Gray has set, has a theme designed to help completion and will appeal to people who enjoy doing Crossword puzzles, such as in the Daily Telegraph (though it is not a Crossword puzzle). Puzzlers have plenty of time to find the answers and Puzzles should be returned, with donation, by 25 January.

Four winners will each receive a £25 prize.
Everyone who enters will qualify for a £25 prize draw.

So what are you waiting for, give it a go and download the Christmas Puzzle now.

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Tired and rambling…

It’s Saturday, and supposedly the weekend… unfortunately I still have the FBYM newsletter to put together, then there’s the many photos from the summer courses that need sorting and publishing on the site plus I really should get some up on the FBYM Facebook page to keep that alive… There’s the fact that I really should be in work right now finishing the next release, rather than sat at home knackered and catching up on the miriad of other things that I’ve got on my list, but work is just going to have to wait until Monday now… And instead of doing stuff to get it out of the way I’m now sat here writing this…!

On a lighter note, Neverwhere is an excellent read and has allowed me to drop out of reality with Tanglefoot next to me for ½ hour in the sun before realising that I really have to get on with computer stuff inside again… I guess the point of this ramble is… RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! Oh, and I’m also very confused by the Japanese version of One Missed Call that I watched last night!

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Microsoft Sphere

This feels like it really should be a joke, but allegedly it’s real.

Microsoft Sphere currently includes a "send to dark side" feature, and obligatory Pong game! Who comes up with this stuff, and how do I get to work there?! Sounds like a place where much jollity occurs coming up with ideas.

Full article: Microsoft’s Sphere display in action

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