Planned

I’m a planner. I plan. It’s what I do. I’ve always found planning and designing more fun than doing. I am the guy who can take multiple ideas and stream them into one thing. I am largely INTJ. I’m quite happy being that person. However it doesn’t sit well with the fact that I (largely) don’t trust other people to do things the way I want them done. Tha sounds worse than it really is, so let’s just say that some people do things in a way that I find odd. I’m sure those people say the same about me. So with my desire to plan and my tendency to want to do things my way, in my own time… …

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Fashion

“I mean, look at him” “Who?” “That guy, with the tan jacket” “What about him?” “Well I know I’m not the most fashionable guy, but even I wouldn’t wear THAT” “What? A tan jacket??” “No, ohh can’t you see from there? Ahhh wait a minute, wait until that woman moves the buggy… wait…” “OH MY GOD!” “See, told you.” “But why? I mean… why? That’s just SO wrong. Do you think she dressed him and forgot he was a guy?” “Hey, at least they match his jacket.. and they’re clean, they certainly don’t look like they’ve ever seen a building site that’s for sure.” “You’re right there, cleanest pair of work boots I’ve ever seen!!” “Still doesn’t explain why he’s …

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And then … silence

Stuck. Typing words, empty sentences. Repeat. Stuck. Typing words, empty sentences. Looming large in my view, static, unmoving. Quietly threatening, taunting. It will not move. Smash it down. Nothing reaches. Sneak around it. It has no end. Coax it gently. The empty space booms back. Typing and typing. Writing and writing. Delete. Repeat. Typing, typing, typing. The space recedes. Slowly. All progress is false. The space recedes. All progress is false. Then what? Not an end, never an end. It won’t allow it. But a block. Yes, a block. Temporary but distinct. Un-importantly annoying. I type on. The window fills. A post. Publish. The block remains. Maybe tomorrow.

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Routine

Louise is flying to Spain on Sunday to spend the week with her Dad, he’s a wee bit under the weather at the moment and is thoroughly looking forward to seeing his baby girl. His baby girl is equally excited, if not moreso. What that means is that I have a week to myself, a week in which I will, no doubt, develop my own routine free from any need to be considerate. Whilst I will miss my darling wife whilst she is away, if I’m really honest I will enjoy a week of ‘freedom’. I’ve only ever lived on my own for a couple of months, but didn’t really appreciate it at the time (for a variety of “not …

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WordPress permissions

Because I said I would and because this type of thing is still very much a “black art” as far as I’m concerned (networking in general falls into that category), here are the permissions I have set in my WordPress install. This is what I have setup for my WordPress Theme folder (wp-content/themes/MYTHEME/) but I guess it’s likely to be similar if you have a custom WordPress install. I had loads of problems not being able to edit files through the WordPress admin interface, and various timeouts and 404 errors. I’ve not had any problems since I did the following: Set the permissions (CHMOD for tech speak users) for the theme, or WordPress, FOLDER to 755. Set the permissions for …

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And then… silence

Stuck. Typing words, empty sentences. Repeat. Stuck. Typing words, empty sentences. Looming large in my view, static, unmoving. Quietly threatening, taunting. It will not move. Smash it down. Nothing reaches. Sneak around it. It has no end. Coax it gently. The empty space booms back. Typing and typing. Writing and writing. Delete. Repeat. Typing, typing, typing. The space recedes. Slowly. All progress is false. The space recedes. All progress is false. Then what? Not an end, never an end. It won’t allow it. But a block. Yes, a block. Temporary but distinct. Un-importantly annoying. I type on. The window fills. A post. Publish. The block remains. Maybe tomorrow.

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A bicycle built for two

The past few weeks have been one of learning. Obviously this is largely due to starting a new job, which entails learning all about the culture of the office, the processes, the working practises, as well as the software which we create and the marketplace we operate within. It also includes learning basic things, the location of the toilets, the ‘coffee etiquette’, and other pieces of information that are classed as ‘minor’ but are probably more important than most. My brain has been working overtime with all this new information that I’m trying to process, but seems to be relishing the task. In fact it’s demanding more and more everyday, like some weird sort of insatiable monster, gorging itself on …

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