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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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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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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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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-14

"yesterday"

Woohoo!

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

"yesterday"

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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Journal, ISO date 2018-05-10

"yesterday"

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

"yesterday"

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

"yesterday"

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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