Friday, 11 November 2011

I never finish anything

It occurred to me the other day that I never seem to finish anything. It's my biggest flaw.

I looked back over my education and realised this happened over and over. I completed very few of my DT projects, including my GCSE project. I failed to complete my A-Level Computing project to an adequate standard and had to redo it after I left college. My entire degree suffered because my final year project was naff.

I've started a mobile app for a charity back when I was unemployed. Should've been finished by the summer, still unfinished.

I've been meaning to redo my personal website. It's seriously poor for someone who does websites for a living. Not even started that one.

I keep saying that I'll put a media PC in at home, that I'll convert our existing old PC into a server, that I'll scan in all our documents that aren't vital to keep and shred them; all still not done.

Worse still, I said I'd read the Bible in a year. I started 1st January and, according to, I'll be finished 1st July next year. Yep, that's right. Year nearly over and I'm not even half way.

I have a brain full of ideas most of which that I never get started and the rest never get finished.

I don't really know what sharing this will do, but hopefully it's the start of me working out some ways to get some things finished.

BTW. It's never been a problem with work, I always get my stuff finished. Weird, huh?

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

At the foot of the cross

Was catching up on Andrew Clark's blog today and came across a post where he mentions installing a mercy seat in his house. For those of you who don't have any experience of The Salvation Army, the Mercy Seat (named after an aspect of the Ark of the Covenant) is a public place of prayer where Salvationists have traditionally made their covenants and had some of their most powerful encounters with God.

Now personally the thought of having a mercy eat in my house seems a little strange, although I do miss it's focus when I'm at other churches. However, it led me on a train of thought about kneeling at the foot of the cross. You see, you kneel or stand in front of the mercy seat.

Anyway, long story short I was reminded of these words and wanted to share them with you all. It makes me ask myself, do I kneel at the cross enough? Do I humble myself before God and before my peers often enough, or have I elevated my own position?

At the foot of the cross - One Hundred Hours

At the foot of the cross,
where I kneel in adoration
And I lay my burdens down
I exchange all my sin
for the promise of salvation
And Your name across my brow

At the foot of the cross,
I give up my vain ambition
And I leave my selfish pride
In the peace that is there,
will You restore my vision?
In all the places I am blind

I will wait here at the cross
I will wait here at the cross
I will wait here at the cross
I will wait here at the cross

At the foot of the cross
there is healing for this nation
There is rest for those who wait
And the love that we find
is the hope of all creation
We are stunned by what You gave

We will wait here at the cross
We will wait here at the cross
We will wait here at the cross
We will wait here at the cross

We will wait at the cross,
a hungry generation
With our broken hearts and lives
Will You hear? Will You come?
Will You fill our desperation?
Oh God let this be the time

Friday, 19 August 2011

WebOS is dead. Long live WebOS.

So HP are pulling the plug on WebOS hardware development.

It's sad news, but apparently the OS might hang around a bit longer.

I love WebOS, I think it's fantastic. There's some things about the Palm Pre2 that I love, but it's sometime not quite powerful enough and the camera just sucks.

The TouchPad should've been brilliant, but they went all cheap on the hardware again. You'd think HP would know what they doing with hardware, but they let themselves down. They needed to build market share, so they should've built something incredible to match the software and practically given it away! Looks like they might be doing that now, so I'll keep my eyes open for a bargain.

Friday, 17 June 2011

I need to update my website

I'm not sure if anybody really uses it these days, but my personal website at seriously needs overhauling, particularly in view of my recent web design manifesto.

Plus I want to do some new stuff:
  • integrate Google Buzz feeds into my update stream,
  • use another profile to update the one there (so I don't have to update so many profiles all the time)
  • have a hidden section of the site with my contact details on - to add to my email signature
  • actually show (and have linkable) full blog entries
  • have some kind of CV on there
I'm just putting this on here to remind myself and keep myself accountable!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Happy New Year!

So, it's another year. 2011!!

Hardly seems that long ago that we were celebrating the millennium! Man, that's a long time ago... so much has happened in the last decade!

But looking forward, what about new years resolutions? Well generally I don't make them, saying you're going to stop doing something is difficult. Having said that, we said we would stop watching as much TV and we're getting there with that. We've unplugged the freeview box for the last couple of months, but we've so far replaced it almost like-for-like with DVDs and on-demand stuff... we'll get there!

I read something in the Sunday Times at the weekend where someone spoke about resolving to start doing something instead of resolving to stop doing something - now that's resolutions I can get on board with.

So here's my list:
  • Learn Cornish (got some useful aids in this respect for Christmas)
  • Read my way through the Bible (already failed as I didn't start straight away, but I can catch up)
  • Sort out my office (well, a man can dream...)
  • Relearn to play the piano
Be interesting to see where I am in a few months!