(Sorry been away from the blog so long, three children and being self-employed will do that)

A heads-up – don’t buy from Arnold Clark. Here’s why…
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REVIEW: Amazon Kindle 3G – the poor man’s iPad

Posted by Craig on Wednesday Mar 30, 2011 Under Bits, bobs, odds, sods, Reviews

Tablets are still the hot topic and, being a geek, I have of course lusted after one since the iPad came out. However, the price, battery life and weight of it put me off a bit – especially as 90% of the time it would be a glorified book. But I finally caved in and treated myself to a Kindle.

And you know what? It’s probably my favourite piece of tech kit ever…

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Quick review: SECC babyshow – worth going to?

Posted by Craig on Saturday Apr 24, 2010 Under Bits, bobs, odds, sods, Reviews

Just a quick review of the SECC babyshow (I’ll do a longer review later) as time is pressed, I’ll just do highs and lows… Read More

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Picked up a Kodak Zi8 for work purposes the other day, but I’d be a liar if I didn’t say that I’ll be using it for personal uses as well, but how does it shape up as a video camera for capturing the family moments? What’s the good points and the bad points? Is it worth the ¬£120 or so that it costs?

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T-shirts for pregnant geek types

Posted by Craig on Friday Apr 23, 2010 Under Being a dad, Bits, bobs, odds, sods

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What? I’m a writer, we get excited when get nomimated for things. It’s what we’re like. Besides, this is a more interesting election than the other one.

Anyway, word reaches me that I’ve been put forward for a MAD award (best new blog), so I’m all chuffed. Or I was until I looked at the amount of entries and the quality of the competition (warning, if you go blog reading in the links there you’ll lose hours) (and if you do do that, don’t forget to vote for me first :-) ).

Nah, who am I kidding? I’m still chuffed.

Anyway, the point is that there’s some top entries over there well worth reading if you’re into the dad/mum blogging scene¬†(The awards are on Twitter too.) and if you’ve ever wanted to dip your toes into the blogging water then there’s a guide there for that.

Now is it unethical to create email addresses for your unborn child and have him vote…

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Saturday, April 3 9:14pm

Posted by Craig on Saturday Apr 3, 2010 Under Bits, bobs, odds, sods, Dear Bump..., Dear Daughter...

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When it’s OK to cheat on your wife…

Posted by Craig on Wednesday Mar 31, 2010 Under Bits, bobs, odds, sods, Dad stuff

Blame Dan over at All That Comes With It and Sally Whittle for this one (between the heading and that line, that should have people wondering…) Warning: really hosed HTML ahead.

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Graeme Rose sent me a tweet yesterday and I was a bit busy at the time. All I saw was a reference to the film Kick Ass and groaned (long story, will explain at the end*). When I actually saw what he was talking about, I couldn’t believe it – a cinema in Dundee is giving parents the chance to take under-18 month old kids into this ultra-violent film.
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Scottish Baby Show

Posted by Craig on Friday Mar 5, 2010 Under Bits, bobs, odds, sods, Reviews

This was meant to be a post about the upcoming Scottish Baby Show and how I was going to cover it and have some fun with the exhibitors, but instead the organisers have said that any bloggers going can’t do pictures or video or interview exhibitors, so that’s that scuppered. You can read more here, where I put on the social media dayjob hat.

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