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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-15


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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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-14



Planned work for today was All Secure Domains development.

And it went well. So well in fact that the shiny new version of the domain and web hosting website is live!

Functionally this version is almost identical to the old one! Except for being faster, less demanding on the server and more mobile friendly. Also using Stripe instead ...

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-11


Day two of LTVConf.

Unrelated to the conference itself but my day could have started better - my train was delayed by 35 minutes, and I had to go to a different train station to catch it! I'd left some spare in my schedule though so still made it in time for pastries (ie a second breakfast!).

No HMRC ...

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Photo Friday: 2018-05-11

There are lots of flowers around at the moment so this weeks photo is a whole field of flowers from last year.

Field of flowers

Taken in June 2017.

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-10


Trying out commuting for today and tomorrow. Although it's about as easy a commute as available from Redhill - just a single train up to Blackfriars. :-)

The commuting is in honour of LTVConf.

As always, I found it difficult approaching people at the networking breakfast before things got started. The pastries were great though.

I last attended LTVConf two ...

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-09


Far, far too much time spent reading emails and articles that span off from that, covering topics from property training scams through to compromised python libraries.

I did also look into DropzoneJS which was mentioned on the podcast I discovered a few days ago.

Also spent around an hour of the morning on consultancy projects - replying to questions and ...

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-08


Finally dragged myself out of the house and walked into Kingsgate to work today - I'm going to the Redhill Business Guild meeting at the end of the day and thought it would be better to get the walking done before the day gets too hot!

Started the day with a bit of chatter to other people at Kingsgate ...

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-07


Having started a bit late - it's a bank holiday, so perhaps I shouldn't be working at all(!), which means there's no school to force deadlines and structure to the morning - dealing with the weekend email took a while and involved some digressions.

New interesting looking SaaS podcast.

Signed up to an HMRC webinar on making tax ...

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-04


Started the day walking Edward to school, started rather late so it was a bit of a power walk - the best way to start the day, hot and sweaty!

Had a rental house viewing booked for the afternoon though so went there next to work in my "mobile office" (inflatable chair plus 4G mobile hotspot) for the day.

Time ...

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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-02

The start

I've been keeping a daily (work-ish) journal since the start of May. It's now the 25th of May and a little of what I've written might be interesting, so I've decided to go back and retrospectively publish my existing journals.

I don't have a structure for these journals, either in content or layout ...

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Replacement for Property Bee browser plugin

The well known and widely used Property Bee browser plugin has been officially retired by it's makers. It hadn't been updated in a long while and the latest version available requires a very old and insecure version of Firefox.

Thankfully there's now a new browser extension available, for modern browsers, that provides very similar (and some extra ...

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