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.
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
For a new chapter to begin, an old chapter must come to an end…. but what an ending it was! This blog post summarises the absolute mayhem, joy, and bizarre hilarity that was my final week working at the University of Sussex. It was one of the most unexpectedly creative
Hello all, As alluded to in several previous posts, now it’s time for the big announcement. At the end of April, my partner and I will be leaving Brighton to move up to Cumbria.
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
Hi again, after my last post about backronyms (which included some mild swearing) I thought I would follow that up with a post about loads more swears. Readers of a sensitive disposition – what the fuck are you doing here anyway? Right, now that’s out the way, here’s a link
Hello hello, I love backronyms – where you start with the acronym you want and then make the words fit into it (wiki for more info). After spending some time playing around, I did what any self-respecting person would – made a backronym generator myself! You can have a play
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
Hello hello, It’s been quiet here for a couple of months but it doesn’t mean nothing has been happening! I’ve been working on some (non-web) personal stuff for a little while but that has calmed down now. There are a few bits and pieces to tell you about, which I’m
Been a busy old month, basically because I’ve been working on several different side-projects at once! I thought I would summarise what I’ve been up to in the past month or so, serving as a bit of a status update and pulling together my thoughts. The main thing I’ve wanted
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.
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
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.
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!
Eclectic Gaming is now starting to really get going and I’m ready to set a schedule for videos on the channel. There will be daily video releases on the channel, featuring a variety of formats and series through the week.
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
A summary of my Eurovision 2017 experience, as told through Twitter live tweeting. I liked quite a few of the songs this year – lots of weird on show and overall a fun, positive event. Fair warning: contains graphic depictions of an arse (or several). You have been warned! Let’s get
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.
Today I’m very excited to be announcing the launch of my new Youtube channel – Eclectic Gaming! Eclectic Gaming The channel has live streams, console, mobile and (soon) PC games videos, along with some funny stuff and community interaction as well. Make sure to give the videos a watch and be