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Peep Defence v1.5

Peep Defence v1.5

Hello again, another quick post about the tower defence game I’ve been working on. I tried to get this into a fit state for “version 2” last month but other things have taken up my time, so development has paused until I can set aside the time to sort it out properly.

Hoteliers – getting into the bizniz

Hoteliers – getting into the bizniz

Another short post to say ….. we made it! We are now self-employed, and can now call ourselves Hoteliers! We officially moved into the bed and breakfast last Friday, had our first guest on Saturday, then collapsed in a heap on Sunday (slightly channelling Craig David right there). We’ve just finished

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Peep Defence v1

Peep Defence v1

Hi again, Another one of those posts where I had a bright idea a few days ago – then spent most waking hours wrapping my head around the scale of everything needed to make it work – then chuck the basic version online to see what everyone else thinks! So…

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Commercial Mortgage Calculator

Commercial Mortgage Calculator

Hello hello, A very short one this week, just to highlight a quick tool I made recently. Basically, it shows the overall cost of a commercial mortgage (and the associated stamp duty) in a basic format. It was useful when making plans for a fairly substantial project/lifestyle change which is

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Idle Miner v1

Idle Miner v1

Hello everyone, Following on from the post earlier this week – ya know, where it was oh so quiet… I’ve been working on the updated Guesthouse game (which isn’t ready for the public just yet) but will feature shiny visuals, achievements and a more business-simulation feeling to it. I wrote

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Ingress Transmuters suck

Ingress Transmuters suck

This blog post will go into some depth about the new items in Ingress – the Transmuters – and why they are shit. This post complements my new Youtube video on the subject while giving some more thoughts on the subject and summarising my key findings.

WordPress plugin to publish – check!

WordPress plugin to publish – check!

Been playing with WordPress plugins this week as a side project. Working with a great designer, we put together a proof-of-concept and then a solid, working plugin within 48 hours! The initial idea came from a request from the site admin, and no suitable plugin (tested for the current version

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Eclectic Timeline

Eclectic Timeline

Just a very short post today, as I’m busy working through a backlog of work. I wanted to make a timeline of Eclectic activity for a while, and managed to set aside a couple of hours this week to put something together. I may tweak the tags and some of

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Reflections on the week

Reflections on the week

A short post today as I sit on a train up to London for work. This week has seen the culmination of a general election in the UK and we are faced with a stark choice. It may not be the ideal choice for many – some people want to

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Failed – Upload Aborted

Failed – Upload Aborted

Hey everyone, Just a short blog post today, as I’m spending most of my time trying to get back on track with my videos. It’s been a bummer of a week, not helped by some major issues with uploading videos to Youtube.

Youtube – Baby Steps

Youtube – Baby Steps

I have been playing around with creating Youtube videos for a couple of weeks now and have stumbled many times among the way! This post is a short collection of the challenges and issues I’ve run into so far. I’ve also included a few of my current solutions for reference!

Design for Dummies

Design for Dummies

A fairly short post today to mention that I’ve been playing with canva.com for a few weeks’ now. It’s a web application that lets you design graphics with a simple and intuitive drag-and-drop interface. Grid lines show you when everything is lined up and you can easily move, resize and

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Ingress – What are your names for the glyphs?

Ingress – What are your names for the glyphs?

Another Ingress-related post today! I really enjoy hearing other Ingress players shouting their own nicknames for glyphs in a crowded pub. Some of the nicknames make perfect sense – some variant of “box” or “square”, maybe a “rocket” or “bell”. Then again, some people’s nicknames take a little more explanation.

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