22 May 2011
Brighton Games Trader
Started selling retro consoles and games under the guise Brighton Games Trader.
Sold a number of items and went to numerous car boot sales to make a few quid on the side.
Read more on my old blog post about the eBay store.
12 September 2011
Expanded Eclectic Electric Review
Expanded into CD and film reviews, as well as different review formats.
Kept up a good pace of reviews per month as the year progressed.
Look back to my review of Elbow\'s The Seldom Seen Kid.
8 March 2012
Eclectic Electric Review expands again!
Launched daily short posts for the blog, including gaming news and funnies.
The first was an update on Quantic Dream\'s project then-called Kara.
1 April 2012
17 June 2012
Last posts for Eclectic Electric Review
With a heavy heart, due to personal, work and study requirements, I realised I could not carry on and wanted to branch out. My penultimate blog post says it all.... *sobs* The blog remained quite popular, especially with spam bots:
1 October 2012
Completed several professional develoment courses, such as a part-time AAT Accountancy qualification, the European Computer Driving License, and administrative training.
10 January 2013
New job in further education exams administration
Worked in the exams office for a further education college.
Developed a new section for the exams office on the college intranet, introduced new processes and automated documents for handling examination registrations and bookings.
20 September 2013
New job in higher education administration
New job in a University office, working with postgraduate taught students.
Among other things, I worked on an office wiki and a redesign of the internal webpages.
15 April 2014
Released a basic Android app
Thought I would give it a go, built in a day and then published it.
It's crap, but it's still up on the Google Play Store!
Because, why not?
1 June 2014
Eclectic website launched
First incarnation of my website appeared.
The wayback machine only has later versions but you can check out their archive page.
10 December 2014
Complete Grapher launches
A funky tool to display complete graphs (all points joined to all other points).
Have a play with the Complete Grapher and spin some pretty patterns!
5 January 2015
Refreshed the layout of the site, and set up a clearer structure.
This is more or less how the wayback machine stored the site: wayback machine archive.
1 April 2015 Destiny Player Search
A tool for the game "Destiny" which used the Destiny API to look up players and show progress on certain in-game activities.
Sadly a change to the authentication killed the development of the tool and it is no longer available.
Here is a picture of the gadget in action:
20 April 2015
Eclectic Wiki trialled
Was playing with wikis at work so implemented one on my own website to play with it.
You can still see the old front page on the Wayback Machine archive to see how it looked.
28 April 2015
Tweaked the design of my site to include a responsive layout (different layouts for phone, tablet and desktop).
The site has retained a responsive layout, even though the structure has changed, so it should still play nicely with most screen sizes!
1 May 2015
Clock Around the Rock
Made a couple of funky clock-based gadgets for the site.
Next came the Binary Clock, which tells you the time in binary!
Finally, the Fibonnaci Clock was born to show you the time (within 5 minutes) in blocks of 1, 2, 3 and 5!
15 January 2016
Added a new funky tool to the site - PDF tools - which allows you to join multiple PDFs, as well as adding page numbers and headings.
This was due to the lack of Adobe Acrobat available on our office PCs and some dodgy T&Cs for other websites offering similar purposes.
6 April 2016
Shakespearean Insult Generator
Launched a fun tool to make your own Shakespearean Insults!.
Great fun to share with friends, family and colleagues!
Try making your own on the Shakespearean Insult Generator!
5 September 2016
Share Bar tested
Tested the use of a custom-built "share" bar at the bottom of webpages.
Added Facebook/Twitter/Email sharing, but the tool has not yet made it onto the new website.
You can read more about the share bar on my blog post all about it.
3 October 2016
Games start to reappear
Started to add new games, including a couple of test builds of games made in Game Maker.
These are being reintroduced over time, although some older games may not resurface.
16 January 2017
New Wordpress Blog
After trying to maintain my own featureless blog, I thought it was time to move to something more functional and reliable.
Imported my older blog content into the new Wordpress blog.
This is now the main resource to get updates and read about all things Eclectic!
18 January 2017
New .XYZ domain
Moved to a new domain after being some issues with the old one.
You can see how the site looked on the Wayback Machine archive page.
25 January 2017
Commit to Get Far 2017
Made a funky tracker for physical activity in my office for a work challenge.
You can see how the team got on at the ADQE Commit to Get Far 2017 Google Site.
27 January 2017
University Work Blog (ADQE)
Launched a new blog in my office at work.
The blog gives updates, useful resources and information about the work of our University office.
You can read my posts (if you feel so inclined) on the ADQE Blog.
REST OF 2017 TO FOLLOW
Will update the rest of 2017 as it progresses!