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Twenty Fifteen Resolutions

I'm cutting back on things to resolve to do and instead go for a balance. Family takes priority and after that I find that I have a little more time the older Felix gets. Overall, I want to balance creative stuff (Icar, playing bass) with brain stuff (going through algorithm books, coding neural networks) with gaming (Minecraft and with friends) with body stuff (running). Here are things I want to do this year. I found that things like "blog regularly" were difficult to achieve but they weren't specific enough.

Gaming Sun 16th

So, it's gaming Sunday coming up again. Any games people fancy the look of? Happy to give a F2P a shot, sadly didn't get onto Steam this week to have a look for one.

PS2 is an interesting fallback but I thought of another idea...

Minecraft race for horses.
The aim: go south from Ringwall with only a saddle. Get a horse, bring it back to the stables. First one wins. If you die and lose the saddle, you've got to go to the stables. Prize: kudos!

My second run, I didn't die this time

I set myself a simple goal. Run for ten minutes in one direction, turn around, come back. Run all the way. Don't die. I used Runkeeper to tell me when I hit 5/10/15 minutes.

I did 19:05 min, ran 1.85 miles and feel like I could go a lot further. I am now drinking shit tonnes of water.

Next run Thursday night. I just want to repeat it on that one.

I need some tunes recommendations along the Celldweller/Fear Factory/Bassment Jaxx lines... Pete? ;-)

2014 Update 2

tldr; Some utter fail but other things in track. It's come to my attention that some of my goals rely heavily on others and there is nothing I can do to fix that!

2014 Update

So, I made some resolutions. Let's see how I'm getting on.


  • Arrange weekend activities to do with Felix as he's old enough to do cool stuff (we have a list now) - DONE! He's had Chicken Pox, so we've been broken for the last three weekends.
  • Buy a tag along bike extension (spring) - This month

Well, bloody hell if Planetside 2 isn't getter better!

SOE don't hold back from fucking about with Planetside 2! They really do get stuck in with both feet and I think it is keeping the game fresh for me. Many of the tweaks are small and welcome (balance, weapons), some I don't give a monkeys about but loads of people seem to buy them (hats, camo, model mods for vehicles) but some are big and my god, are they good.

2014 is going to be my bitch

2013 was slack, pretty much because I didn't put any goals in place to achieve. I didn't try to do anything except change job and get spending under control, which I did.

Here's the plan for 2014.


  • Arrange weekend activities to do with Felix as he's old enough to do cool stuff (we have a list now)
  • Buy a tag along bike extension (spring)