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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-31

"yesterday"

Work

Supposedly not too much work to do today/tonight. Seems to have taken nearly two hours still though. Mostly catching up on emails and fixing a couple of urgent consultancy customer issues.

Decided not to publish my next journal tonight; prioritising a few extra minutes of sleep instead.

Holiday

Morning visiting family, our big two having had a ...

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-30

"yesterday"

Squeezing in another (quick) bit of work after everyone else is in bed again.

Clearing the normal emails plus replying to a couple that can't really wait (also managed to get a couple of replies sent off while at the zoo today).

Holiday

Amazona Zoo in Cromer today - meeting family there.

Quite a small zoo, but with indoor ...

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-29

"yesterday"

Another fairly late start to work today, at just after 10pm.

Just time to catch up on email and finish pulling together a quote for some web scraping consultancy.

Also put my next journal post live, currently releasing about 2 weeks behind which is working well while I'm away. I'd expect to catch up more at ...

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-28

"yesterday"

It's a bank holiday and the first day of our week long holiday; hence I was very pleased when fixing my SIP server only took ten minutes this morning!

It's now just gone 10pm, everyone else is in their (hotel) bed so I'm just settling down to get some work done.

First up is clearing my ...

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Photo Friday: 2018-06-15

I've got so many photos I like from our recent holiday I'm sharing two of them today. Both from the same location as last weeks photo, namely the steam train based in Sheringham.

No flowers this week though, instead the inside of "old" train carriages (I remember when carriages like this were in normal use and I wasn ...

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-25

"yesterday"

Started the day with a networking breakfast - an event I've been attending for a couple of years. Today I was a "table leader" and requested feedback on my PaTMa leaflet, which people were kind enough to provide plenty of - from layout changes to rewriting bits for me and even a great suggestion on how to fit some screenshots ...

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-23

"yesterday"

This morning didn't go entirely to plan! I was supposed to be heading to a networking event but one of my children wasn't feeling well and ended up staying at home; hence so did I.

He's since perked up and seems OK so hopefully will be back to school tomorrow.

For me, I spent the morning ...

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Photo Friday: 2018-06-08

Something a bit more recent than normal - from our recent holiday to Norfolk, specifically one of the stations (I think Holt) on the steam train line that we caught from Sheringham.

I was trying to photograph the flower but very pleased to have got a bonus as well.

Flower and fly

Taken in June 2018.

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-22

"yesterday"

Today was May's free co-working day for Redhill Micropreneurs, kindly hosted by Regus in their Kingsgate building.

It was a really good day, great turn out and some excellent conversations; I even got some work done too.

I ran another lunch time show and tell session in which we heard from:

  • Jonathan, who's been a Redhill Micropreneur ...
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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-21

"yesterday"

Terrible level of concentration from me this morning. Accidentally swapping between tasks with alarming frequency.

I did manage to make some final fixes to my PaTMa leaflet and arrange for a very small initial print run. Also got a Redhill Micropreneurs email written and sent to remind people about tomorrow's co-working day; plus exchanged emails with a few ...

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-18

"yesterday"

An interesting/useful talk - design for developers.

Today was mostly taken up attending a monthly product mastermind/accountability group I'm a member of in Brighton.

The rest of the day involved a little bit of All Secure Domains development (improving dealing with expiring domains), a normal "loss" of time dealing with emails and a couple of hours working ...

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-16

"yesterday"

Once upon a time I would upgrade to the latest Linux desktop on release day (or perhaps even earlier). Not any more. I started today by upgrading my primary machine to the latest Ubuntu - released three weeks ago! The upgrade ate a chunk of time as various applications I was trying to continue using (ie Thunderbird and Firefox) gave ...

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-15

"yesterday"

After a day dedicated to head-down development yesterday I had to spend some time catching up with communications this morning.

That included several consultancy client responses but added to it were a couple of new things that arrived this morning and a viewing booked at the property I'm currently trying to let.

I scheduled today as a PaTMa ...

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Photo Friday: 2018-05-25

Part of the garden at Sutton House in London. The tyres and sand are part of a play area just outside the building. I like the patchwork of the building.

For a fairly small venue it was interesting enough to keep the children (and adults) entertained for a few hours (at least with the extra Easter bits they had on ...

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