For some time now I had been planning to write a long self explanatory post detailing some of the personal troubles I’ve been struggling with recently. I reached a very low point last year and the story of this year has mostly been about coming to terms with where I am and taking steps to…

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After a period of hibernation I’m sorting out some…

After a period of hibernation I’m sorting out some new content for my personal website today. http://andystrange.org.uk/

Looking at breathing some life into my blog / pers…

Looking at breathing some life into my blog / personal website today at  http://andystrange.org.uk/

Really friendly service at Luton @Specsavers this…

Really friendly service at Luton @Specsavers this afternoon. Thanks!

So it seems I need to start wearing glasses while …

So it seems I need to start wearing glasses while working. Not getting old at all…

A brief status update to check if my new auto post…

A brief status update to check if my new auto post to Twitter plugin is working.

Google Plus logoOn Saturday afternoon a surprising notification popped up on the iPad;

“Andy Strange added you on Google+”

That’s odd, I thought. I hadn’t been using Google+ for anything recently and I couldn’t see how you could end up adding yourself to anything. So I was a bit puzzled.

But after investigation the cause was obvious — if a little disconcerting.

Another person called Andy Strange had added me to their circles on the service. Which obviously generated the disturbing thought that there are more than one Andy Strange’s in the world. In fact, given that my surname, odd as it is, isn’t as uncommon as you might think, there are probably quite a few. Apparently, going by his profile, this particular Andy Strange lives in West Sussex, designs yachts, and has an impressively trendy ‘tash.

As tempting as it is for this to inspire a Dave Gorman style search for other namesakes, I think I will pass. Having to deal with the reality of one Andy Strange is I think complicated enough at the moment.

rss-96You now have a number of options for following my newly structured and relocated website and blog.

If you want to keep receiving all content which, as well as considered blog posts on a range of topics, will also include status updates, links I find interesting, video, music playlist, more personal blog posts, and pictures of my cat* then you can use the full fat all content feed:

Of course if you are already receiving this via your feed reader and you want to carry on getting all content you need do nothing.

If however you just want the political stuff — my thoughts on politics, liberalism and the Liberal Democrats — then you can use this feed:

Alternatively, if you are just interested in local issues — Luton, Bedfordshire and local politics — then there is this feed:

Finally, if you’d like to get the more considered long form blog posts but not the other more ephemeral stuff — in effect to continue following what was my old Strange Thoughts blog — then you can use this feed:

This is a notification that my Strange Thoughts blog has moved. I’ve moved all the posts across to my personal website andystrange.org.uk. My blogging, such as it is, will now take place there. I’ve redirected everything so existing links should continue to work — as should the RSS feed. If you seeing this in your feed…

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This past weekend, in a mad burst of coding and fiddling with technical gubbins, I’ve created a new theme for this website and started to restructure it. There is a lot more to do and it is rough around the edges in places but I think it is ready enough to be “launched”. I’ve been…

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Random Thoughts for July 2013: Social Liberal Forum conference, Pratap Chitnis & Boney M

In this edition we have some posts inspired by the Social Liberal Forum conference, some history, and a couple of (contrasting) music videos. My last post was a catch up of Random Thoughts for June. This post brings us up to the middle of July. This is the latest in my series of Random Thoughts…

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Random Thoughts: A catch up for the rest of June 2013

In this edition we have a birthday chimp, a couple of Russells, and a lot of Boyle. Another unscheduled gap in blogging and a fair bit to catch up on. Although we are (to my surprise) well in to July, here is a catch for June. This is the latest in my series of Random…

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Random Thoughts for 9th May 2013

This is the latest in my series of Random Thoughts posts with links, things found on the web and other stuff that has occurred to me between 30th April 2013 and 9th May 2013: Historical Figures for the 21st Century – Telegraph This gallery shows portraits of historical figures updated as if they were alive…

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Random Thoughts for 29th April 2013

This is the latest in my series of Random Thoughts posts with links, things found on the web and other stuff that has occurred to me between 20th April 2013 and 29th April 2013: Liberal Democrats for Electoral Reform The Liberal Democrats for Electoral Reform have set up a new website as part of the…

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