Notes

100 Days : Day Eight (93)

Playing through The Last of Us again. I think that this is the first game since final fantasy 7 where I’ve started it again as soon as I completed it. This time I felt more bad ass because I know the enemy patterns and what to expect when.

Listened to Foxes’ new album today. Is pretty good on first and second listen, which reminds me I still need to write up my favourite albums of 2015.

Tickets have been booked for me, Aaron and Dwayne to go see Chas and Dave in April.

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100 Days : Day Seven (94)

Decided to Install Windows 7 back on to my P.C. as the primary operating system, then run GNU/Linux within virtualbox. Thought I’d give steam games on windows another go as I’ve got 8gb of ram sat there not really doing much. This way all my development stuff can be encapsulated within the virtual machine.

Also looks like I could be going to see Chas & Dave in a couple of months. I’d never heard much of their music until I started working at PM Connect. I gotta say they are growing on me.

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100 Days : Day Six (95)

Missed yesterday’s entry by 50 minutes — been sat in the bath listening to this week’s episode of The Infinite Monkey Cage.

Finished The Last Of Us: Left Behind. Another great addition to the world and characters from the original game. Although the relationship between Ellie and Riley was doomed, it was still nice to see their friendship. It gave more depth to Ellie’s character too.

Cant wait to get on to Metal Gear Solid 5 next. Just need to power through 1-4 first. I don’t have to, but I’d like to experience the whole story.

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100 Days : Day Five (96)

I think I may be addicted to playing Bitcoin Billionaire. It’s annoying because I know it’s a waste of time and yet I still find myself tapping away like a mad person.

Discovered a new album through some random listens today — Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans by Uffie. From the first song on this album I was hooked.

Tinkered with my site again tonight. I think I’m gonna add in a playlists post type too.

Think I’m gonna now have an hour or so on The Last Of Us: Left Behind. So far I’m loving it.

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100 Days : Day Four (97)

Slept in till 10:40.

In the early afternoon we went for a run around Kingsbury Water Park. A load of the water’s-edge trees have been cut down, not sure why though. When we got there it was nice to see that the car park was pretty empty – no masses of people to avoid when doing our laps.

Later on, after getting caught up with the new X Files series, Lizzie cleaned out and changed Moomin while I washed up and Cooked the tea.

I’m quite impressed with myself in keeping up this 100 days so far.

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100 Days : Day Three (98)

Today I saw possibly the worst film of my life – Dirty Grampa – at Vue, Star City.

I think in parts the humour actually offended me. I couldn’t believe this was the same guy I’d seen in Jackie Brown.

On a more positive note, me and Liz did go for a nice meal at the Green Man in Middleton. My only quarm was that my otherwise nice burger came on a bloody brioche bun.

Then on the evening we watched the first episode of the new series of The X Files. Despite the mixed reviews I actually liked it.

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100 Days : Day Two (99)

My fish and chips have just arrived.

Currently sat in Sainsbury’s cafe once again. My nectar points are gonna be through the roof by Christmas.

I’m thinking about restarting the ecommerce CMS I started for my last 100 days attempt. Except this time not part of the 100 days. Cant help thinking it’s a waste of time as there are already so many. But if I treat it as a learning curve, then it will have some benefit.

Randomly thought about how far we’ve come with technology and yet I’m sat here stirring my tea with a wooden stick.

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100 Days : Day One (100)

Mid last year I heard about the idea of the 100 days project.

In a nutshell, you pick some form of creative pursuit — no matter how simple or complex — and commit to performing that action every day for 100 days.

I put the idea to some co workers. One person out of a few interested people actually completed it.

I failed in that challenge.

So I decided that I’m going to start again with an alternate take on Jeremy Keith’s 100 words for 100 days. My plan is to write 100 words the first day, 99 on the second, 98 the third etc.

This is the first.

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100 days 2015 – 10 days in

For the past ten days I have been doing the 100 day challenge.

I decided to have a go at building my own e-commerce CMS.

I don’t have a big passion for e-commerce. In fact most of the time I work with e-commerce it frustrates me. But then I always remember hearing the old saying:

“The best way of complaining about something is to try and build something better”.

I won’t say which e-commerce CMS has me often cursing. Those who know me will know by the curses and moaning directed at it.

It feels good to be 10 days in. It’s also the longest commit streak ever on my github account.

I think the biggest thing I am taking away from my 100 day project is the learning I’m doing along the way. The outcome is kind of irrelevant at this point in time — although it would be nice to have something to show for it at the end.

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