Entries tagged with "life"


I’m currently berries-deep in the new version of this site. It’s not perfect. It’ll never be perfect. But I’ve wanted to make a new version for over ten years now. In the meantime, to actually make sure I’m using it, I’ve added a little micro-blog updates feed to it.

It’s what Twitter used to be. Back when the textarea had a prefix of “Currently…”. It feels nice to be journalling again as well. Seeing tweets from 2006, recalling days. I’m going to miss the five plus years I didn’t have any of that. Stupid OSINT.

As for when it’ll be done: never. As for when I’ll swap this old WordPress thing over to it: by 8th June latest.

Train Book

I read a book on the train into town today. I miss reading books while on public transport.


16 years ago I took on my first “proper” job. I’d done manual labour, I’d made websites for friends and family, but 16 years ago I got chatting to someone over Twitter DMs (this brand new feature) followed by CoD4 lobbies and started working with them.

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I spent the day building out some wood framing, ready for plasterboard with my Dad. It’s always good, learning skills that are so different to everything I do just sat on a computer. I also got to learn about the difference between joinery, and cabinetry.

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I’m going to start blogging again. No reason why, no reason why-not. A lot has happened in the last twelve months; head, wife, job, decisions. Expect lots of random things.

For now, I’m in Saundersfoot enjoying the culmination of the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals. Take care.


Many, many years ago I was an avid reader and writer of various fiction writing websites. There’s still links to them on this site, which shows a. how long they’ve been around and b. how out of date this site is. Recently I’ve been on a bit of binge, revisiting my past and re-reading these old stories. Which led me to a quest.

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Something happened in February that I didn’t give enough attention to at the time. This site, HybridLogic, turned 15. A lot has changed in that time. Both on-line, and off.

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There was a lot to like in 2016, and also a lot to dislike.

Likes: Hiking Scotland. Meeting new people. The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet. Writing 250K words. Arrival. London. London Calling & Dirt. Dishonored 2. Bliss n Eso. Arabic Abjad. Puffins. Gravity waves at TEDxBrum. Seeing Chris Hadfield. Victoria auf Deutsch. New swimming PBs. Knowing Birmingham, roughly. Family, all of them. Shipping code to millions. Rebel Rounders. Stranger Things. Trying things.

Dislikes: Surgery. Recovery from surgery. Trump. Cancelling Bali. Build tools. No running PBs. Brexit. Nationalism.

I don’t do resolutions. The best time to start something was yesterday. The next best time is today. I lost a kilo while lying in bed 18 hours a day. I can read the Arabic alphabet and simple words. 2017 I will travel, make more friends and learn more trivia because I already am.

Happy New Year.