Posts Categorised: Bits & Bobs

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A forlorn farewell to the iPod Classic

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The original iPod music player debuted 13 years ago, in October 2001, and on September 9th 2014, Apple quietly discontinued the iPod classic after unveiling the new iPhone 6. I’m not an overly sentimental person, especially when it comes to technology – I’m normally of the opinion that the old needs to make way for… Continue Reading +

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Why I think Gearbox Software Flippin’ Rock!

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Towards the end of the last console generation, Borderlands 2 has easily been my most avidly played game, and I spent a fair amount of time on the first Borderlands game too. Both games were made by Gearbox Software. During my attempt at getting all of the in-game trophies, I was intrigued by one of… Continue Reading +

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My favourite games from this generation

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It’s a little strange but exciting to think that, after many years of waiting and speculation, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be cropping up in living rooms all over the world. It’s a tantalising prospect but before the current generation of games starts to fade into a distant memory, I thought I’d write… Continue Reading +

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28 Things in 28 Years

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Last year I did a blog post about 27 things I’d learnt in 27 years and for some reason it seems to be quite popular, so as I turned 28 this month, I thought I’d do a follow up – 28 in 28! I’ve been converted by eReaders. Paper books still have their place and… Continue Reading +

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2013 has been a good year for music… so far

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I’m a big fan of music but last year wasn’t great for my personal tastes. April changed all that with some fantastic events and some great new releases. It started in Wales with the Ataris, I would’ve normally seen them in Bristol but as I was in France during that gig, I opted for the… Continue Reading +

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Paris Roubaix Challenge – The Conclusion

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Following on from my previous blog post, last Saturday I was waking up at 4.30am and putting on layers of cycling clothing while still bleary eyed and feeling a little bit ill from the insanely early time, after less than 4 hours sleep due to having been still setting up my bike at gone midnight…. Continue Reading +

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Paris Roubaix Challenge!

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Next week, I’ll be in France, waking up at some insanely early hour and getting on a bike to (attempt to) cycle the 170km distance between Paris and Roubaix (technically, I’ll be starting in Compiègne, but who cares), some of which will be on “roads” like this: I’m actually kinda dreading it, but at the… Continue Reading +