I opened the front door this morning, and there were two Jehovah’s witnesses at the door. William was the one doing all the talking, and his little son was amusing himself on the front steps. Paul – built like a nightclub bouncer but friendly enough – stayed a few steps back, so as not to […]
A friend asked me about my response to this blog post – I Love You But I Don’t Care About Your Status Updates. In it, Mark Sayers talks about the influx of “junk information” about the lives of other people that has been inflicted upon us by sites like twitter and facebook. Have a read […]
[ ben ] Setting Up a Local Web Development Environment on a Mac with MAMP and VirtualHostX
Vegetables in the freezer This is what vegetables look like in our house now. Life has obviously changed when one of the major household cooking activities is to mush up vegetables, freeze them in ice cube trays, then transfer them to snap-lock bags.
Looking at my resume, you might think that my only work experience has been “sit at a computer and do various things, perhaps punctuated by meetings”. Here are a few things that I’ve done Ladder work: changing light-bulbs Ladder work: using a hammer to move signs around Used a palette jack to move glassware loading […]
This week, I won my first trophy. Sure, I’ve won awards or certificates before, but never a trophy. It wasn’t for anything that I’ve studied, or trained toward either: it was for the costume I wore to the work christmas party. If you know my track record of apathy when it comes to fancy dress, […]
Granted, it’s a distant memory, but I remember how I used to go places and even meet people, and none of us had mobile phones. In “the countvof monte cristo”, the title character makes an appointment, months out, to the hour. Now, we’re increasingly dependent on mobile phones for the smallest trip to the shops, […]
Seven years ago I embarked on a journey that’s still continuing to this day. A journey I wouldn’t change for anything. In other news, today I wore a reflective vest for the first time, to embark on a more mundane journey. Thought I’d point out the similarities.
On Wednesday night I went out with a friend for dinner and a movie – the first time in quite a while. We even had a couple of gold class vouchers, so we managed to watch the movie in gold class for regular class prices. Granted, gold class is designed as an experience for couples: […]
I have a week off in between jobs at the moment. It’s a chance to catch up on family time, college work, and getting the house back in order before the pace of life picks up again.