Too much information: my new PC.

I’m a geek. Given you are reading this on my personal website, in a custom coded WordPress theme, that’s probably not a huge surprise. (If you don’t know what that last sentence meant, you may find the rest of this article pretty incomprehensible…)

As a geek, computers are a pretty big part of my life. I’m becoming more and more convinced that the invasive creep of technology into every aspect of our day isn’t brilliant, so I try to turn off the smartphone as much as possible, and haven’t dipped a toe into the world of tablets or smart watches. I’m trying to be intentional about technology: use it when I consciously want to be using it, and hide it the rest of the time.

Lords Of War Review

I love Kickstarter. I can spend hours a day browsing through the various ideas, dreams and practical suggestions on there. There’s something incredible about the range of possibility, the idea that a great idea will exist or not based on my decision to support it…

The KS section I find myself continually coming back to is UK Tabletop Games. UK, because then the postage isn’t the same cost as the game itself, and board games, because board games are awesome.

WordCamp Sheffield 2014

If you’ve read my blog in the past, you know that I’m a huge fan of WordPress, and before we moved to Boston, an active member of the Sheffield WordPress User Group.

Today, I’ve attended the UK National WordCamp, which has been hosted by some of my friends from my time at the user group in Sheffield. Myself and my friend Dave drank lots of coffee, jumped in the car with Iron Maiden on the stereo, and popped over for the day.

Neriah Passport Photo, aligned correctly How to print your own passport photos

A few years ago, I had to get a photo of Joen for a passport application. At the time, he was 6 months old, and had approximately the same facial proportions as a happy potato.

However, it is part of the requirements, so I took him down to the photo booth, and paid £5 for 4 correctly sized photos. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to get a baby to pose for a picture, but its not easy.

nexus phone with a red circle and cross through it. Phone Holiday

I recently, fairly impressively, broke my Nexus 4 smartphone. Not only was the back shattered, but the power button started to play up, and then the phone wouldn’t even turn on. It was knackered.

I dropped it in at my local high street phone shop: you know the type, since they are all exactly the same…