Tuesday, 6 June 2017

My new approach

I've decided to adopt a new (well, not really - just a stronger) approach to my life.

Yep, I am being stoic.

There's a fuller definition here.

Basically, in best Marcus Aurelius style (great book, by the way), I am accepting that I can't choose my situation, but I can choose my response to it, in order to ensure that I obtain the best outcome I can to move me towards my goal.

 Why?

Well, I read the Louis Zamperini book, "Don't Give Up, Don't Give In", and realised that he was basically describing a stoic approach to life.

I liked the approach.

So far, and bear in mind I am only a couple of weeks in, I have felt calmer - I've had a couple of moments where people have frustrated me but - you know what? - I identified that was happening, and chose instead to just think to myself "You know what? What does it matter? I will move on to doing what I want to", and felt all the better for it.

Want some links?

OK.

http://modernstoicism.com/ 

https://dailystoic.com/what-is-stoicism-a-definition-3-stoic-exercises-to-get-you-started/ 

Seriously, try it.



 


Monday, 15 May 2017

Interview

Got a job interview. Lots to think about!

Also plugging away with guitar, magic and coding.

More to follow idc.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Guitar practise

Yep, did some exercises on guitar today.

Feel quite proud of myself and actually feel like by playing for a few minutes EVERY day I am improving!

Monday, 24 April 2017

Quiet day

Another rather perfunctory post. Nothing really to report, other than some musical ideas are brewing.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Application

Job applications - two this week.

Desperately trying to think of applications to write, too, to flex them Java skills...

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Coding

So, only a little bit, but did some thinking about coding today. It's sad when you think in terms of methods and classes, isn't it?

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Sunshine

Sunny today. Not bad weather at all, so barbecue for tea as not as work.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Saturday, 1 April 2017

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.

Links:

http://shropswrestling.bigcartel.com/

http://www.telford.gov.uk/libraries



That's it for now, I think!