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About Words of Little Relevance

Freelance stage manager; software and web tester; Excel and map geek; Tweeter; Blogger and Cake Eater. Often back-stage in and around Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire where I move scenes, or play with lights or sound.

Free stuff, but at a price. Time to call in … The Cable Slayer

I like it when companies offer to give me free things, especially when it’s things that I can actually make use of. So when I was offered the chance to have a couple of new armoured USB cables, I leapt at … Continue reading

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Cows. Just how much do we know about them?

So according to the latest Waitrose milk advert, their cows spend at least 120 days out of the year, grazing. Awesome, they’re cows. Grazing is what cows do. But hang on, that’s ALL that cows ever do. Surely they should … Continue reading

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Using AND within a FILTER within an ArrayFormula in a GSheet

So I’m talking Google Sheets here, one of the types of available Google Docs. Sheets is like Excel – in many ways. It’s also different – in many ways. So I recently had a situation where I needed to filter … Continue reading

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The Yuletide Cacophony

We approach the festive period, sometimes with excitement, often with dread but always with the familiar realisation that some traditions never change. Even the things that some love to hate, would be missed if they made no appearance at all. … Continue reading

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I never claimed to be Byron

When the world conspires to spoil your day, When the world wants to chide every word you say; Raise a smile, raise your game, give a shrug and shout “Hey, Nowt’s gonna bring me down on National Poetry Day”. National … Continue reading

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My default state is ‘shall_i_cook=no’. But then I had a beer!

I have never enjoyed cooking, I just don’t get it. But then I’m not really a creative person. I don’t paint, I don’t write great prose and I don’t really draw (this is about all I can manage): So really … Continue reading

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When the stage manager sends in an understudy

So I recently injured my back in a way which is not too serious (I hope) but it means I can’t really take any chances with it for a while either. Which means not really lifting anything and not camping … Continue reading

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