Motherwell misery

I have followed Motherwell FC since I met my wife. I often joke that her dad asked me what team I supported and I said “whatever team you want me to sir…”. It wasn’t exactly like this, but not far from it either. Truth is, we’ve had some amazing times following the Steelmen. Watching the 6-6 game against Hibs, going to see them play at Hampden three times and even witnessing them beat Rangers over two games in the play-offs (under my favourite manager Ian Baraclough). But this season has been down right awful. 7-1 defeat to Aberdeen and today’s...

every day’s a school day

This week at work has taught me loads and loads. Angular, JS prototype, browser debugging, API verbs, FIDDLER too. But more than any of these valuable technical skills, it’s within the team dynamics that I’ve learned the most. As a very recent member of the team, only joining in September last year, I feel I’m still finding my feet a little with who to ask and where the expertise lies within the different sections.  Everyone in the team is incredibly helpful, no egos and most importantly no blame if things don’t get done. I’ve found my team lead beyond supportive and...

back in the game

Now the proud, if slightly soggy and shattered, owner of a fully repaired MTB. All 21 gears used with absolute abandonment today on the sleet covered tracks at Whitelees Windows Farm. Only sore point was the cafe being closed until Feb 1st. 

14 gear warrior

After much gnashing of teeth and mumbling at my car to let go – I managed to untangle my mountain bike from the back seat area and get it assembled. We had gone through to visit Gran and Papa so I thought I’d take the recently serviced MTB for a wee spin around Strathclyde’s finest Park in Motherwell. Sadly, there was a small problem.  The ‘repair‘ … wasn’t.  It did have much cleaner running gear than the bike I had handed in for service; it was a much shinier around  the general propulsion mechanics – but as the top 7 gears...

quality sounds

disturbed the sound of silence: the hairs stood up on my neck the first time I listened to this. Can’t get enough of it. five finger death punch wrong side of heaven: frightening stats for such a wealthy and ‘proud’ nation – brilliant video! jekyll and hyde: more than just a little bit explicit – but still a proper good noise!

ScotFail saga continues…

Over the passed wee while the ‘service’ from Scotrail has been more hilarious than reliable. If trains aren’t cancelled outright, then they just sometimes get set to only stop at a few stations along the route. Frankly, I would hate to be reliant on any train from Glasgow Central to Kilmarnock before 9:30am, as in the last few months they have been cancelled the vast majority of the time I’ve been at the station. The Scotrail team do have an ‘app‘ which customers are reliably guided towards. Sadly, it’s nearly as shambolic as the service is tries to relay to...

Current Crown Holder

Debate is still rolling on as to whom is the current blonde Crown holder.  Errin is the winner so far, but Sharon is giving her a good run for her money.  Michelle, the multi-award winner, has no clue either, so we need to start keep a log.  Watch this space…