I’ve been running since 2003, not continuously, I’ve had the odd break here and there, including a near 3-year hiatus when I moved to Newton in 2014. However, earlier this year I decided I needed to get back into running. Luckily for me I live a few minutes from the meeting point of a local… Continue reading Is Running My Resolution?
I love a bit of tech and one of the things I’ve wanted to try out over the last year or so has been some home lighting improvements. Philips Hue lights are wireless LED lights that can provide a great range of colours, and can be controlled via a number of different methods such as… Continue reading What Do Hue Think You’re Looking At?
I’ve been a keen Kindle user for nearly 4 years and barely visited a book shop in that time; now I’m wondering if I need to go back. The reason is book discovery and how terribly awful it is on the e-ink Kindle devices. I’m increasingly finding that it’s far too difficult to find books… Continue reading Book Discovery on Kindle
All the components for the NAS have arrived so here’s how it all went down… Firstly, let me present a breakdown of the kit that makes up the NAS and the kit that I’ll be using the NAS to supply content for. Synology DiskStation 112+ Western Digital 1TB Red HDD Western Digital 1TB Elements USB… Continue reading Here comes the NAS…
Yesterday I brought down from the loft about 150 CDs, ready to rip for my NAS. I don’t have the NAS yet, but the first part of it, the 1TB USB 3 backup drive, is arriving soon and I am eager to start filling it with my music. A couple of weeks ago I purchased… Continue reading To Lose Or Not To Lose? Format Is The Question.
I’m not a NAS expert, so obviously I’m going to use my blog to tell you all about NASs. More specifically, my journey from a NAS newbie to a…well, I haven’t got a NAS yet, but that’s what the journey part is about. First, a little background as to why the journey. I love music,… Continue reading The Journey To NAS
GTA III is the best game ever made. And the GTA series allowed me to create one of my favourite jokes: A video game of IP-based theft – Brand Theft Auto. And now we’re on to GTA V. It’s neither the best game ever made nor do I have a good joke about it. Or… Continue reading Grand Theft Auto
I’m about as good at dirty work as I am at communicating how bad at it I am. Did that make sense? Thing is, I want to make games for a living. Or apps. Software, that’s what I like to make. And I want to sell it so that I can do other stuff like… Continue reading Doing The Dirty Work
A dislocation has caused a dislocation of my development on a new game. Three weeks ago I managed to dislocate my shoulder for the third time. Pretty painful, but not half as painful as having a few weeks off work and then having to go back to work. I should have spent the time working… Continue reading Dislocation
Since I released Discbord in August I’ve been thinking about my future as an app developer. I’ve been programming computers since I was ten or eleven, when I learned BBC Basic on BBC Micros and Acorn Electrons. I was programming games even then, although my skill level was nowhere near good enough to make anything… Continue reading The Future