Archive for December, 2011

What I got for Christmas…

This is my first ever post from my new favourite toy, my new phone. Anyone who knows me at all will know that I really like my gadgets and6 “boys toys”, they’ll also probably note that I’m a tight git who saves his money for the important things, like beer and cider. So it was quite a shock to my friends when I turned up at the pub brandishing a new phone. “Must have been a Christmas present” they all responded. How well they all know me.

The purpose of this post is to see how easy it is to actually use, that’s why I’m writing a lot and saying very little, I’m trying to see how easy it is to type with. On that front I have to admit, it’s bloody excellent, the keyboard is very small and at first I had my reservations, but after a little getting used to I think it’s not such a bad little system; after all, I’ve written all this!

Some of the other things I got included sweets and chocolate (see below for a photo upload test) as well as q fruit press, as soon as I can find a good supply of apples then you watch the cider flow!

Happy Christmas and a happy new year to you all, I hope you had a good holiday and I’ll see you all soon.




It’s been a while

It has been a long time since I last made a post. Since I last wrote about my ineptitude in the world of flash games and general lack of touch with the Zeitgeist in the world of computing and web design, I have become more and more involved with work, and not the job I first hoped for in life. I have now become a fitter of changing room furniture. This basicly means I screw lockers together in changing rooms for health clubs, spas, golf clubs, gyms and anywhere else that needs changing facilities.

I went to university with the hope that I would become more employable in the world of the internet, hoping to get a job in web development. After leaving university I applied for a few jobs, but it became apparent that I wasn’t going to get anywhere, and besides I was starting to become a bit disillusioned with the idea, I mean if I wasn’t able to motivate myself to work on my own projects at home then how in the world would I motivate myself to work on the more tedious problems that the boss would surely be giving me. This is my excuse as to why I haven’t been writing much here. Nothing relevant to the subject of the blog. This was supposed to be web design and development, but looking back on things and the way my life has gone I really should have looked for something different to do and kept the internet as a bit of a hobby. Something fun. Something I would want to do. I can say with some confidence that making websites has become just that again, and with that I have a renewed wish to get on with all those little projects that I had the idea but never got round to developing. I recently thought to myself that I was spending too much of my life not doing what I wanted to do, being too dependent on hoping that my friends would want to do something so I could tag along. No more. I am going to go to the concerts I want to see, write what I want to write, read what I want to read and go where I want to go.

Of course, I’m not stupid,  I’m not going to roam the streets forever more because it sounds like a better idea that work, I’ll need the money to do all the things in life that I want to experience. And in any case, in my line of work that in itself can be an experience worth having. Visiting Taymouth castle and the jobs in far off counties spring to mind immediately, as well as the thoughts for a soon approaching trip to Hamburg, Germany.

I think what I’m trying to say in this post is that life hasn’t gone the way that I originally hoped that it would, they have turned out better, even when I was resisting the change in my life and I tried to take a path which I now feel I’d be bored with. This website, as an advertisement for me as a web designer, really is defunct, I’m not a web designer, not professionally at least, it’s just a hobby (albeit a hobby that I now have a serious debt to pay off for).

I’m going to keep this website going as an overflow for multiple other websites which I am going to start up. There were many designs which I worked on at university which I am going to try to put online in the near future, many of these will have blog features that I will use as appropriate. Likelymoose will become my ‘any other business’ blog, for things which do not quite fit in my other creations, which will be slow in coming because its just a hobby.