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.. Another day in Zero gravity

marathon training, hello winter
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As far as I'm concerned, autumn is that week all the leaves fell down. After that it's winter until April, then spring until July.

I've started my marathon training and other than the food sabotage, it's actually going well. I'm hoping that the food thing ( exercising followed by cake and cookie cravings) sorts itself out. Once I'm in a routine it should be easier to resist the bad stuff. Except in Friday's. Friday's are officially cookie days.

why has LJ melted?
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Ive noticed that all the formatting on my newly update app is showing the code rather than the punctuation. Pretty messy to read now


Fledgling company
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There was a dream that was Rome, it was so fragile that it could only be whispered so as not to shatter it.

Much of my plans feel like that. Being a developer and having had enough time to stop being gruntled at the last company I worked for and the project therein, I have decided to start writing iPhone apps. I have my first potential client who will hopefully be my willing guinea pig. I have a rudimentary business plan and access to tools, albeit remotely for the moment. I am however struggling for a company name. It's kind of important, what with needing to be on the customer agreement.

Any suggestions?

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Little Egrit
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Saw 5 little Egrits on the water meadow today wading through the flood water. Apparently there was a great Egrit a month ago at the bottom of our garden. And we have otters. Going to have to start cataloging the birds I've seen. Seems like a fun hobby.

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Go to sleep!!
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It's not hard being a stay at home dad. There are no exams, no physical tests. But it's definitely not easy. The constant relentlessness of it. Especially when they have colds and won't say in bed for their nap. I'm getting properly fed up with him today. He has smacked his sister in the face with a stair gate and just keeps screaming. Now they are both screaming. Pass the gin.

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Save me from the pub!
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I am in a little quandary right now. I cannot afford my course unless I work yet I have the sneaking suspicion that when Faye goes back to work I am going to struggle with full time baby care and dealing with the crap that's dolled out at the pub (last week one dick flashed a laser in my eye - I had it checked I'm no more blind than before). So I want to be able to work at home at something I can do when the babies are asleep or when Faye gets home from work so I can be nearby. Right now though I can't find anything that's not phone based telesales, which I have moral objections to. I don't have an idea yet what to search for. I don't have any capital to start a business, but perhaps I could start one without it I just don't know. A steady £400 a month covers my course fees. Come on brain, think of an idea!

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Pass me that student card
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Well I have officially become a (part-time) student again. Today after making sure we can afford it, I signed up with the Open University studying a Bachelors and Masters in Engineering yay!! My course starts in February and I've got a lot of maths revision to do before then. I am super excited. I'm not telling any of my family so that I can surprise them once I've started passing modules. I may not even tell them until I pass the BEng stage because I don't want to hear them being negative at all. I'm going down the sustainable energy route so perhaps one day I will be designing a world saving new device. Yippee!!!

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Facebook Cull
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I've wanted to rid myself of Facebook for some time but for some of my friends in the antipodes it's the best and for one person, only communication tool I have so I am stuck with it. So today I've culled a lot of people off who either aren't really friends or just fucked me over for a lot of money. Perhaps I can spend less time on it now.

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Last October I bought a car
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And I bought it from a small garage and I feel like I've bought a car from Matilda's dad! So many things keep breaking on it that seemed fine when I bought it. The people who owned it before must have lived on a dirt track with massive pot holes and low hanging tree branches to cause all the damage it's got. Today I noticed the exhaust box has come away from the pipe. Thankfully dad is coming to the rescue until we can pay him back.

Wish my lottery numbers would come up!

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I have a butterfly mind
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I mean its not so bad that I forget to put my second sock on, or I forget I'm driving (although I have had some intense daydreams whilst driving which have nearly caused accidents); but I can't seem to work on one thing at a time.

I've got a board of projects or project bits up in the kitchen and I've got two things ticked, but they are only bits of projects. Currently I'm building a bunk bed for the kids, a piano stool for my wife, I'm part way through setting up my forge - that I am struggling to find time for, and I've now flittered onto playing with electronic circuits and making solar panels. And I've got little time for even one of these things, let along four of them. Faye goes back to work in a little over 6 weeks and then I am full time dad-at-home. So even less time! I'm hoping to at least finish the bed and make the seat at least usable but its not looking promising. The bed I should finish as Faye will get paid before she goes back.

I've often considered hypnotherapy as a way of injecting some forceful focus into my brain. Then I keep forgetting to follow it up. Part of this I think might be reluctance. I've always wanted to be hypnotised but the last time someone (professional who came to our psychology class) tried I just sat there disappointed. So I'm worried I would be wasting valuable pennies. I'm not even sure you can ask for a dose of focus?!

I once recommended to UrsulaV to have a power day to get loads of work moving along I really need to work out how to do this for myself.

Butterfly is now going to read a book.

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