Sunday, 19 March 2017

A lot done, more to do

Ok, in no particular order

1) Guitar practise is coming along nicely. I am playing most days and have just acquired a new "Bluerock" single cut electric (see pic), which I cleaned up a bit and stuck some D'Addario's one.

You know what? For a cheapie it's really not bad.

2) Coding is coming along. Tinkered with some Javascript to build a webpage/web app, and have got some maps integration goodness coming in there. I need to do more with Java, so I've been playing with Umbrello to generate some UML and classes ready for a couple of new projects.

3) Big data - I'm quite into the idea of doing some number-crunching, so have started working through the Neo4j tutorial. I had a go at the certification "cold", so to speak, and got just over 50% which I didn't think was bad.

4) Magic - got some overhand work going on, which is slowly getting smoother and more reliable. Also been working with an invisible deck, which is cool.

5) Not done any writing - grrr. I do have it on my to-do list.

6) Library. Updated my library card as it was years since last I used it, and this will tie in with #5, and some stuff I need to look at on ancestry. This latter bit is really still at an early stage, though, so no more on that for now.

7) Loqualia - I have a google sites thing going on, will probably move to Wordpress when I've chatted with a couple of people about generating some content.

8) Band - "Roller Boogie". Well, I like that name. Got a lot to do here, too.

9) Wrestling - been to a couple of shows, got one booked up in June which features Tyler Bate, so that should be something special. Pic attached of the show last night in Dawley.


That's it for now, I think!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Well, well, well

Lots to report, but as usual I have been slack in keeping this thing updated.

Still plugging away at the coding, and have a few projects on the go, some of which actually work! Next moves are around Java and PHP (with Wordpress).

Guitar playing is gradually coming along, and have some jam buddies, too, so hopefully this will pick up further.

Magic practise... yeah, a bit, but need to get better at this... or at least at scheduling it in!

Hopefully another update soon! And with links!

Sunday, 27 November 2016


Yep. Loads of guitar practise.

Slow progress, but it has to be done.

Sunday, 26 June 2016


As in, I feel a bit down as I have to give up a chunk of my weekend to travel for work.

But on the upside, I have some coding done, and guitar playing is coming on nicely!

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

And the ticket is purchased

Yep, the ticket has been purchased - hope to see you at the wrestling.

What else?

Well, I've finished working through "Learning Perl", done a bit of PHP, HTML, Ruby and JavaScript, been trying to work out what training to try and get work to pay for (Java certification?!) and generally being great.

Also got plans for the podcast, website, YouTube channels (yes, plural) and working on an application form.

When do I find the time?!

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Summer on its way?

So, a gentle Bank Holiday weekend, but with a bit of computer work in the middle - mainly tinkering with a bit if database work, nothing major.

Weather is pretty good this morning.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Coding and webbing

Yeah, so I've got a basic Loqualia site together now- still got to pull the main content together, but the skeleton is there and is looking nice and clean.

I've also uploaded a little perl script to a github project, MailDog


Oh yeah, I've also been doing the whole podcast bit, guitar bit and magic bit, too.

On top of other stuff!

Monday, 25 April 2016

Loqualia site in development

Great news! I have a development site for Loqualia which I hope to tinker with over the coming weeks.

The concept has moved on a little, but it's now simpler, so hopefully it can contribute something positive to the world.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Qualified success

Yes, I am now TOGAF qualified. Very nice.

I've also started drawing up user stories for FastTap (see Github), and sketching out the layout for Loqualia, which will probably be built on Google Sites to start off with.

Errr, also working through Learning Perl (great book) and some stuff on Ruby.

As ever, busy busy busy.

Track up on Bandcamp here.