That’s right folks, it’s been 10 days since my last post. So I thought, ‘Why not bring the Blog-o-Sphere up to date with what I’m up to?

The answer? Not that much.

The Horizons

I’m travelling down to London on Friday. I’m doing this for two reasons:

  1. To see my awesome friends in Essex (I’m sure that certain networks have just blocked this site because of their crappy network security heuristics)
  2. I’m attending a Software Developer conference hosted by Microsoft, called UK Tech Days 2011

I’m quite excited at the prospect of going to a Software Developer conference, as I’ve never been to one before.

Yes I AM fully aware of how geeky/nerdy that may makes me sound

The truth of the matter is this, I’ve been unsuccessful at getting a job doing ANY kind of software development after graduating (and I’m not in the minority of my graduating class. Class of ’08, if you’re interested) So I’m hoping to make some contacts and put a few “business cards” about.

Also, I’m hoping that I can gain some insider tips and tricks about Windows 7 Phone development (which is what the conference is about), that way I can pass the details on to my friends over at Bottled Games.

You should check them out, by the way. They’re a small groups of Uni of Hull students (most are studying Games Development) who have started a small Indie dev team and have released a few games for the Windows 7 Phone platform already.

I’m also excited at the prospect of visiting my friends Alex and Spooky, down in Essex. It’s always fun when I go to visit them, and they’re really cool people. Apparently, we’re going on a photo shoot on Saturday.

I say “we”, they’re the one’s being photographed, I’m going to be “sandwich bitch”

Also, I’m taking them to Wagamama”s at some point during the week. All in all, it should be a fun week.

Recent News?

The only recent news to report is that my computer chair broke in half, yesterday. The seat portion is still in one piece, as is the swively-wheel type contraption that makes up the bottom half. This has left me with 4 things:

  1. A dented self image
  2. Worry about my weight
  3. No chair to sit on (I’m, currently sat on the floor typing this)
  4. Extreme guilt (it was my brother’s chair, and he was the one sat on it when it finally collapsed)

Also, my brother has been suffering with shooting pains in his arm for the past few months. He’s been to see several specialists, had a tonne of tests done, and has been on very powerful meds for ages. Last week he was diagnosed with having an aggravated nerve in his neck. He was given some exercises to do (every hour or so), and within 2 days he was feeling much better.

I’m hoping that this is the last of it. Poor guy hasn’t been able to sleep properly for months, and has been in pain pretty much constantly. I wouldn’t wish any of that on my worst enemy (of which, I don’t have one)

Ah, well. That’s all folks.


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Jamie is a .NET developer specialising in ASP.NET MVC websites and services, with a background in WinForms and Games Development. When not programming using .NET, he is either learning about .NET Core (and usually building something cross platform with it), speaking Japanese to anyone who'll listen, learning about languages, writing for this blog, or writing for a blog about Retro Gaming (which he runs with his brother)