Been keeping busy

I've been insanely busy this year so far.

I got getting married (!), I have been studying for my CCNA, for my Open University BSc degree (everything passed so far, with a distinction on the M255 Java module), I've been translating and doing designing websites. Oh, yeah - and I got a new job working for an IT company in the city.

AND... On top of all that, I have also been gigging like mad with Fully FunKtional.

Happy days!
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Run, Forest, run!

I've started running. And I hate running. But I had to do something to fight off my expanding gut. Like I said, I hate running, but I love tech on the other hand, so I figured that if I could sweeten the nightmare of running by injecting some tech geekery into it, that might be the answer.

Enter Nike + iPod and this fun little thing that says how much I have (or haven't) worked out.

Don't judge me....

[UPDATE - The below widget which shows (or should show) my runs only seems to work half the time. Well done, Nike]

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The times they are a-changing

I have decided that I will be moving my site to a different CMS - WordPress.

I am getting bored with my old site and some of its content. A lot of it is remnants from what now seems like an distant past.

So keep an eye out for a brand new site very soon!
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Open University

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Traditional education for some reason never really appealed to me. I never went to university and only have what would be the equivalent of a few English A-Levels. It is not that I couldn't have gone - I simply just didn't feel like it and there were other things that were much higher on my agenda. I have a few theories about why this is, but that is a post for another day.

Anyway.... I always spend a good part of my day geeking around with web design, reading tech blogs and generally keeping up with what's going on in the tech world, but I was missing using my brain in a more structured manner. So I recently decided to do a degree in Computing & Business at the Open University. I am at present 2/3 of the way into the first module of the degree and I am really enjoying it. I was a bit apprehensive that I wouldn't be able to get into the routine that studying takes and get the assignments handed in - but it has turned out to be no problem at all. So far at least!
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Flickr photos / Flickr map

I have set up an account with Flickr to host the photos I take on my iPhone.

Now, one of the (many, many, many...) cool things about the iPhone is that it geotags your photos so you can view them on a map as well.

Enjoy!
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Mactastic and gorgeous...

MacBook Air

The new MacBook Air - how amazingly gorgeous it is.....
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Podcasting

So, here I am - sitting at the Ã…rhus Airport on wireless network and writing an entry in my blog. You gotta love techonology... Wireless network absolutely rocks and so does my newly purchased 12" PowerBook G4 SuperDrive! I bought it during rehearsals of Grease in Copenhagen and it is hands down the coolest computer I have ever owned. He he - yes, I am now officially a MacWanker.
Anyway! What I really want to talk about right now is another cool invention that is really kicking off in CyberSpace right now: PodCasting! Is is basically downloadable radio shows you put on your iPod or an inferior MP3 player to listen to on the go. You simply subscribe to the shows you like and whenever you're online a piece of software downloads the lates shows and you then transfer them to your media of choice. The great thing is that all the shows are free and most of them done by independent people so you get an amazing variety and no political correctness. Yey! Every need!

Careful though - the stuff is habit forming - in the short space of time I have been listening to podcasts I have already become addicted to:

Adam Curry's Daily Source Code

The Distorted View Show (not for the faint of heart)

Keith And The Girl


All brilliant and funny shows - well Adam Curry's The Daily Source Code isn't really that funny. More geeky come to think of it, but he IS the PodFather so...

You can now get all the podcasts through iTunes by downloading the latest version (iTunes 4.9)

Trust me, it's great - I'm even thinking about starting my own www.actortalk.co.uk podcast.

Watch this space!
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actortalk.co.uk

I've decided that we actors in London should have a forum and a noticeboard where we can voice our opinions, ask each questions, check out the latest auditions and rumours and geneally communicate with everyone through the web.

Thus, I have created The Green Room - for now it is just in its trial period, but I need people to sign up to it and join the forums, the debates and to let me know what they think of the site and what they would like to see on it.

So please: click here to go to actortalk.co.uk

Thanks!
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