January 16th, 2012 -
I am 22 and studying for a PhD.
Yet, the prospect of building a blanket fort still is an amazing thing to do on a day off! It was a pretty simple endevour. Got some hooks, string and blankets from Tesco, tied it all together with some washing line pegs and BOOM. I have my very own blanket fort ala Community (if you don’t watch that show, I would thoroughly recommend it).
More photos after the break…
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January 6th, 2012 -
I’m creating a centralised server to host my own source control system.
I needed to repair my old mac mini as it has just sat there looking sorry for itself. In my third year of uni, I bought my parents an old 12″ PowerBook as a way of saying thankyou for everything they’ve done. Unfortunately the hard drive connector decided to die after a few months meaning lots of photos were stuck on the hard drive. I know Apple are quite funny when it comes to proprietary connectors. Low and behold, the hard drive had a funny connector. I took a gamble and hoped the mac mini had a comparable hard drive connection so I could rescue the data.
After taking the mini apart, I found out it had the exact same connector and was able to rescue the data (part of the OS had become corrupt as well so rescuing the data was a whole mission in itself but that is a whole other story).
So now, it was a case of putting it back together again and hoping everything just…worked!
December 6th, 2011 -
These are the important (material) things in my life.
If my house was to theoretically burn down (which obviously isn’t desirable!) these are the four things I would grab before running out (I’m including the camera in these 4 things). As long as I have somewhere to jot down ideas, look at pictures of cats or take pictures of cats, then I am a happy man.