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// A creature did stir

December 24th, 2011

Twas the night before Christmas, and something was stirring…

Contrary to Clement Clarke Moore’s Christmas Eve. poem, a creature did stir earlier today, and it was in fact my mouse.

After stumbling across a photographer’s portfolio website today I came across a photograph that instantly triggered a joke that required a spot of targeted, private messaging on one of the better-known social network websites.
Upon loading the private messaging page, I noticed what looked like one of those unfortunate curly, dark things that sometimes comes a cropper on your unfortunately-white MacBook. This one (or so I thought) was on my screen, but after a bit of night-fever-esque page scrolling, I noticed that it was something much more deeply woven into the fabric of my screen.

This anonymous, thin curly black thing was actually the top part of an obscured ‘S’.

This letter was a prerequisite, to forming the word, ‘Success’ on this particular occasion.

A tad ironic that without my knowledge of web technology and the way in which frames work alongside an unwillingness to explore, I wouldn’t have found ‘Success’. I thought this was a nice little moral, what with Christmas and the New Year being just around the corner of a clock face.

Since it’s a gooey time of the year, and I still have just under an hour before I have to have read this famous poem as part of a festive family tradition, I thought I’d make a couple of send-off statements…

This year has been a rather odd one, so much so that I cannot really recall any key life-moving occurrences. I’ve even had the blessed ability to wake up, having had nice dreams removed from me until very recently.

So… For next year, I aim to put my heart and soul into everything I do – this blog and my online presence, my presence in general, my hobbies, my health, my career and my relationships. Expect to see more of the Ben Linford you’ve seen glimpses of, or aspects of he that you’ve never seen before that exist.

Have a great Christmas and here’s to hitting the ground running in the coming year!
Peace be with you.

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