An 18 month update

Posted on November 10, 2016 in My Life.

It’s been 18 months since I wrote my last blog post. A year and a half, for an android that’s nearly an eternity!

I’ve not blogged mostly because I’m busy, but also because it’s easy to get out of the habit. I’ve not had any problem coming up with an ideas for blog posts, but finding the time to write them is another story (no pun intended, though notice I left it in :D). As of writing this I have twenty drafts waiting for some love.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Announcement

Posted on April 13, 2015 in Software & Games.

Back in 2012 I reviewed Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I thoroughly enjoyed playing that game. It has a varied gameplay style, a storyline that feels like a Sci-fi movie script, and wonderfully rich visuals.

Now Adam Jensen is back, Square Enix – the company that make Deus Ex – have announced the next game in the series, Mankind Divided.

Check out the trailer below.

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Learning Objective-C with Treehouse

Posted on April 01, 2015 in Code.

I enjoy picking up new programming languages, and love the freedom to create things for different platforms. I've been wanting to learn to code native iOS and Mac OS apps for a fair while now, and have recently been using Treehouse to learn Objective-C.

Their courses are easy to follow, concise, and presented by people who actually understand the language they are teaching. In a few short weeks I've picked up plenty; taking the time to understand the core of C, then Objective-C, the Interface Builder, and build example apps similar to Magic 8 balls, Snapchat, and RSS Readers has exposed me to all sorts of parts of the iOS API.

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Alto's Adventure

Posted on March 23, 2015 in Reviews, Software & Games.

It's not often that I post a review on my blog, but once in a while something comes along that I feel I should just give a little nod to.

Alto's Adventure is a beautifully stylised game for iOS, with changing weather, simple objectives, and the replayability of Super Mario.

The premise of the game is simple. You play as a snowboarder attempting to get as far through the world as possible, while collecting points for stunts, and rounding up escaped Llamas.

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Owl Pellets

Posted on February 19, 2015 in Outdoors.

Yesterday Laura's Mum found eleven Owl pellets sitting under a tree in the garden. Pellets are effectively fur balls coughed up by Owls after they've digested their food. They can be an interesting way to find out what type of Owl is in the area, and what they may have eaten.

Of course we couldn't pass up the opportunity to dissect them and find out what was inside.

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