Tuesday, 6 June 2017
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.
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?
Seriously, try it.
Monday, 15 May 2017
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Thursday, 20 April 2017
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Monday, 17 April 2017
Saturday, 1 April 2017
Sunday, 19 March 2017
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.
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
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!