Hey. I'm Sam. Welcome. This here is my blog; I also have a portfolio.

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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