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Day out at Sea Life Centre Birmingham

Tip: Check your cereal boxes for “Buy One Get One Free” offers. My good lady and I had a great day out at the Sea Life Centre Birmingham yesterday. It had been at least a couple of years since we’d last been and so it made a nice change. Plus we had a “buy one…

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Trying out Rise of the Tomb Raider on GNU\Linux

TLDR (Too long didn’t read) : It don’t work. 🙁 Linux gaming, for me at least, has always presented problems. The initial issue is the fact that the selection of games is very slim compared with what is available on Windows computers. I was however greatly pleased this month when Rocket League was finally made…

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5 of my favourite moments in Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! There are spoilers below as I am openly writing about some of my favourite moments in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Please don’t read on if you haven’t watched the whole series. Unless you don’t mind spoilers that is. Class Protector It seems unbelievable that, even within the world of Buffy, no-one had…

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My taste in music and how it’s grown over the years

In the beginning Growing up with great parents, I took a lot of my early tastes in music from them – my Dad specifically. But through growing up and exploring new styles, my taste in music has grown significantly. I started by hearing bands like Fleetwood Mac; Supertramp; Meat Loaf; Whitesnake; to name a few,…

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Half-Marathon training starts this week

On the 16th October this year I will be taking part in my second half-marathon. This will be the same route in Birmingham, UK. The last time I did it, which was last year, I managed to strain my knee whilst training as I tried running too far, too fast, too soon. This time I…

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Who’s that knocking at the window(s)?

So yesterday I rage-quitted Windows 10 for its constant blue-screening. None of my games would work under the Linux distro I installed. So now I have re-installed Windows 10 with the vain hope of it working fine. One thing I didn’t actually think about during my immature rage yesterday, was to debug the issue –…

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A Deeper Appreciation For Music

As I’m writing this current review, of Bat For Lashes’ latest album, I’m realising that I’m gaining a deeper understanding of the songs than I would have done simply from just listening to them. I’m finding myself focusing and even studying the music and the lyrics and feel like I’m getting so much more out…

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Inner critics and just getting on with it

I have just written this post and then lost it without saving. I am annoyed. That said, I’ll try and rewrite without rushing too much. I’m always tinkering around with this website. As a result I tend to sometimes get bored with it. I feel the design just looks dull and uninspired, and find that…

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Bringing out the best in people

So I managed to complete the Birmingham half-marathon in 2 hours and 17 minutes. One of the things that has been imprinted on my memory is how the day seemed to bring out the best in all people.People all along the 13.1 mile route were handing out sweets, water, and shouts of encouragement directed at…

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First proper run in about two weeks

I’ve been in training for a half-marathon on the 18th October and two weeks ago I injured my knee. Well, I say injured, it started aching badly the day after and so I had to take a week off. After said week, I went out again and half way through that run it started to…

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Dave’s top albums of 2014

Five albums that stood out to me in 2014. All have been on repeat at work, home and in my car.

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The Dvorak Keyboard

When I took a trip to Paris a few years back, I had to pop into an internet cafe to find the location of a place I was after. Because – it seemed – I was hopelessly ill-prepared. So I paid my money to the nice man in the corner; sat down; quickly typed my…