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


Job applications - two this week.

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

Thursday, 20 April 2017


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


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.


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.