The lovely folk at http://cakeshortandsweet.wordpress.com/ made some anthologies to sell at Manc.Con a few weeks back. Pleased to say I was featured in one. Yay!
I concentrated on taking alcohol courses - the short ones at the lovely Imbibe show, an annual trade fare for those interested or working in the Licensed and alcohol trade(s).
A brilliant time was had (even by the thumb I’m still healing over a week later - it was bloody and I ended up with Two of those lovely blue plasters. Boy can those things staunch a flow :-)
There are more details over at: http://lpghackslife.tumblr.com/
On possibly one of the hottest days of the year, I think I lucked out - an air conditioned recording studio in Wembley (it has its own skate park), a half dozen lovely ladies, and a tres cute studio engineer to guide us all in the mysteries of recording the gentleman (guitar and vocal) duo he had borrowed for us to practise on… all whilst The Killers did their soundcheck at the stadium nearby :-) There was even *real* coffee. A complete bargain of a course, presented by Gaggle and titled ‘Studio Sound Engineering for Woman’.
I’ve been left *needing* a copy of protools, a clutch of new microphones and a general longing (again) to record and sing and do the studio thing (I love setting up microphones and getting the balances right and all that sort of stuff). But best of all is a reminder that I haven’t forgotten it all for <mumble> years ago, I just need to practise. Lots.
And the links to watch, for when they do it all again :-)
No pictures to embed, as tumblr isn’t playing ball today. I’ll come back and add some later.
Today I am 41, and still going, still doing The List, although it has evolved some what. I am starting to keep records over at http://lpghackslife.tumblr.com/ and whilst things specifically on the list will be updated here, there will be a wider range of things over there.
Some of which I am off to do now.
So today I’m attending the Rails Girls London event, and tomorrow will be spent on the accompanying hack day learning to code using Rails.
On The List, I did put ‘learn a new language’ (I know it has a number, but I forget which and I’m drinking a glass of wine and simply cannot be bbbb’d to look it up, (not) sorry!) and in talking to others here, I’ve realised that this is indeed me doing that ‘thing’.
So Ruby on Rails. and by tomorrow I will have also made some ‘use’ of it. I’ll park whatever it is somewhere and you can all go and play with it and laugh at me. I’ll join in :-)
Hello dearest darlings.
Well, I occupied myself. And now am unoccupied, and getting tetchy, so am back doing list like things again. More of which later, when I a) have something to show, and b) am hopefully less tetchy.
Let it simply be said that there is (finally) real and concrete progress being made on numbers 5,7,9,10&17. A soupcon more on 29 and 37. I’m also still keeping up with the whole ‘million word challenge’ and getting a lot of processing done in the process, alongside some honest to goodness published things.
Love, life and list.
Earlier this year I took part in a couple of projects, because I wanted to, and because they furthered the cause of various parts of the list. Both of these have now been released and are linked in the previous posts :-)
This is the pitch video for Robert Llewellyn’s second Gardenia book, to be published through Unbound. Please go to http://unbound.co.uk/ to see details of this and other books that deserve your support and purchasing power :-)
I’m trying to work out how to embed this, but at the moment its not letting me. But please follow the main link and click play.