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5 entries posted in September 2011

Cloud Control in Brighton

Thursday, 29 September 2011 12:15 am
tags: brighton cloudcontrol livemusic

Cloud Control made all sorts of noises tonight in the tight Audio club on the Brighton seafront. The Australian band's first record Bliss Release has been out for well over a year, but the 4-piece still appear to have a lot of fun banging out track after track off it. Despite a few technical hitches, the band outperformed my expectations and showed they're worthy new indie kids on the block.

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101 Things in 1001 Days

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:35 am
tags: 101project challenge portfolio web

Today, I am launching my project for the next 1001 days (or, in long, that's roughly 2 years and 9 months). The project is to list down 101 things you would like to achieve in that time. I got the idea off a friend, and my aim is to inspire someone to do the same (y'know, that and actually complete the list).

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I love Coldplay

Friday, 23 September 2011 5:57 pm
tags: coldplay music

I make no delusions of my love for Coldplay, they're definitely up there with my all time favourite bands. Which is why it was such a disappointment when Coldplay announced a meagre 3-date UK tour of their new album Mylo Xyloto. Yes, Coldplay are big; yes, they need no extra help in promotion, but with such an army of fans that they have earned since their inception 15 years ago, it's a big disappointment to know that many, many fans will miss the opportunity to see them live.

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Being good at things

Sunday, 18 September 2011 8:57 pm
tags: php web

Something dawned on me today when working on my ongoing project to create a lightweight, completely from-scratch PHP framework (I've blogged about this several times if you care to catch up). When you're starting out at something and learning the ropes, your rate of improvement, success and general productivity in the activity is far greater than when you've grasped it. In my experience, this is true of learning PHP

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My quirky, slightly odd obsession

Tuesday, 13 September 2011 9:43 pm
tags: random

Hi, I'm Sam, and I like boxes.

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