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7 entries posted in 2012

Twitter and such

Monday, 27 August 2012 6:30 pm
tags: internet rant twitter

Twitter's great. But it's not without its foibles.

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Doing it yourself

Thursday, 26 July 2012 11:58 pm
tags: development php web

I've never really *got* web development frameworks. Sure, I understand what they're trying to achieve and I can appreciate they can save you a lot of time. But I don't see the benefit of them in the long term.

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How to feed a developer

Sunday, 15 July 2012 4:37 pm
tags: development jobs web

I'm a web developer by trade; concerning myself more with how stuff works, rather than how it looks. It's somewhat of a cliche, but, as with a lot of people, I don't feel I chose my career, it sort of chose me. I simply did what I found interesting. I liked computers, so I did 3 years at University studying them; got myself an internship, followed by a job, and since then haven't really looked back since.

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The Marathon Experience

Monday, 16 April 2012 9:40 pm
tags: achievements fitness

I ran my first marathon on Sunday 15th April; the Brighton Marathon. It was amazing.

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Creativity

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 9:24 pm
tags: coding design

It's been some time since I've had to produce a design from scratch. In my day job I'm mainly a back-end developer, and recently I've been getting my hands dirty with the command line and a little sys admin duty. I'm occasionally tasked with putting together a page, to produce a visually pleasing combination of elements. This, I have no problem with. I've noticed lately though, that my ability to simply sit down and produce a design from scratch has been lacking.

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A message for my legs

Wednesday, 8 February 2012 12:06 am
tags: fitness random

Legs. You've been pretty supportive of me so far in my life. You've grown with me, you've held me up when i've needed it, and you've gone the extra mile when it was demanded of you. Now, though, now I really need a big favour.

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Running a Marathon

Monday, 16 January 2012 1:50 pm
tags: advice fitness

I’m currently in training for the 2012 Brighton Marathon in April (#1 on my 101 list). The purpose of the post is to point out a few of my experiences and thoughts when undertaking this training and how it draws many parallels to most other activities in life. As your PE teacher probably said to you back in secondary school, it’s mind over matter.

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