Tag Archives: personal

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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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!

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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Ingress Useful Tips

Ingress Useful Tips

A very different post this week, speaking at length about one of my hobbies with a summary of useful tips and tricks about Ingress – so feel free to scroll past if that isn’t your thing!

Commit to Get Far 2017

Commit to Get Far 2017

This post goes through a couple of the things I have been working on for work, not strictly part of my main role but certainly positive for team spirit and bonding. Each year the University where I work holds a number of sport challenges for staff, to encourage participation in healthy

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Early train to Bristol

Early train to Bristol

I thought I would kick off a good habit by throwing a quick personal blog post in here. Gazing out of the train window over endless foggy fields, I make my way to the University of Bristol for a training day. I get to learn about Bristol Online Surveys, the

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Insane in the Domain

Insane in the Domain

So…. this is the first proper post on the new blog (version 2). The new blog, and indeed the new site domain which you may have noticed is now http://eclecticapp.xyz, are down to two fairly large disasters of recent weeks. This post will outline these and the events which have followed.

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New (WordPress) Blog

New (WordPress) Blog

This post marks the new blog for Eclectic App Development. The new blog is powered by WordPress and will serve partially as a testing ground for WordPress designs and themes, although mainly acting as the main blog for Eclectic App Development. Additionally, as I can use the WordPress features to

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Busy Learnin’

Trying, Working, Learning. Been a bit too busy to update the site over the past few months, in particular starting a new job, then trying to learn some new programming and IT skills before tackling some bigger projects. Used a few different learning tools over the years to pick up

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First Learning Update

OK, so thought I’d get the ball rolling by explaining what I’m up to and what I’m trying to learn at the moment. I’ve been playing around with Excel formulas for data manipulation at work, and so have come to about the limits of what I can achieve without macros.

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