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Searching for the perfect side project

I seem to keep running around in circles looking for the perfect side project to work on. I just cant decide on which direction to go - and once I think I have I'll end up doubting myself and changing my mind soon after. I am a Web Developer by trade and, like many other…

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On blaming others when you’re feeling down

Starting the day in a down sort of way Feeling out of sorts, for whatever reason, is never a nice thing - especially when it's the first day back at work after a four day¬†Easter weekend. This is how I found myself today. It didn't help the fact that I'd had nothing to eat either…

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Productivity and breaking out of prison

More running tonight down the same canal route as Tuesday. I think I'm getting back into the swing of training again. Just need to start making a habit of getting back down the gym three evenings a week. Been looking at productivity tools today too. I think i need to start organising my life in…

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Achy thighs and inappropriate gym clothes

After my initial moan about being confronted with Elasticsearch yesterday, today i have actually been looking into it - learning it in order to get the job I've been tasked with finished. I don't know why, but i tend to get that gut reaction most times i am confronted by something foreign to me. I…

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Stretching before running

One of the annoying things about web development, is having to learn completely new paradigms every now and again. I'm all for improving my skills and being more efficient in my work, but when i have to halt to have to learn a whole new separate thing, it grinds my gears a bit. The idea…

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A pigeon from the first world war
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A quarrel of rooks and first world war pigeons

Where most people tend to enjoy the sun's hot rays on days like today, i tend to get a little bit crabby. My girlfriend refers to me as a Honey Badger. It's not intentional, i simply am not one for heat. I'd rather be colder than warm. This year however we have bought some sun…

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A day in the sun and a hamster in transit

Today we were hit by a surprise bout of heat and sunshine so i did something i haven't done in a long time - sat out in a garden in a recliner chair. I'd forgotten how nice it is to actually have a garden. I thought this was well deserved as we had been on…

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This cat has a cursed face

Junji Ito's work was my first taste of manga - and what an introduction! Grotesque body horror and the creepiest stories you could imagine. So imagine my surprise when I heard that he had written a story about his cats. That's right, you read that right. "Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu", is an…

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No hay Scofield. There is no Scofield.

Mulholland Drive is a dream i often like to get lost in. It is one of my top five films and is a film where i am happy to be led into the darkness of David Lynch's genius. A friend of mine and me were lucky enough to get tickets to the first showing of…

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A lovely belated Mother’s Day outing

Today I took my mom to Middleton Hall for the afternoon and had a great time. After lunch in the small cafe, within the old stables, we ventured around the Hall itself and surrounding gardens. It's amazing how much interesting history is right there on your doorstep. For example the Middleton estate was leased to…

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