Software Development

In the past few weeks, I signed up for a thing called GitHub. For those who don’t know, GitHub is one of the many channels through which to share Open Source code – most of the code I write in my personal time is Open Source. It also has a really good version control system, so as soon as I (or anyone who wants to collaborate with me on something) make a change, the original file is backed up, and the changes are saved alongside it. For those who want to know, my GitHub page can be found here [LINK]. I’ve only added a single project so far, but I’m going to be adding more and more projects as I get more used to using it.

Santa Who?

This weekend, seeing as it was a public holiday and all, I travelled down to Milton Keynes to see a close friend of mine.

Lee: Rome wasn’t built in a day, you know. Tim: Nah, that was Milton Keynes.

While I was down there – and aside from catching up with my good friend, Lee – I took in an afternoon at Santa Pod, saw Act of Valor (you should, totally see this movie), saw Kelly’s Heroesfor the first time, and went Go Karting in the rain.

 To a New Yorker like you, a “Hero” is some type of weird sandwich, not some nut who takes on three Tigers [tanks]!

Santa Pod is, basically, a drag racing strip. We went there on the promise of drifting. What we got was drag racing, a monster truck that killed itself on a selection of pre-flattened cars and a view of some awesome cars. …Oh, and one awesome pilot showing his stunt skills. I’m not going to harp on about Act of Valor. Except to say that if you like any kind of action or war movies, you should see this one.

Go Karting in the rain, you say?

That’s right. We were booked in to do some mid-morning karting on the Monday, and we didn’t let the rain stop us. We went out there and… and… slid about, mostly. We paid for 30 minutes out on the track, and we had loads of fun. I would really recommend outdoor Go Karting to anyone. I don’t even drive, and I can do it. Lee had attached his action camera to the side of his helmet, but it doesn’t seem to have taken any footage; which is a shame because I managed to pull off – by all accounts – an amazing spin.

All in all

So, all in all, a great weekend was had.

It’s such a shame that the GPS on my phone let me down… 4 times on the way to the Go Karting. Felt like a bloody fool having to ring for direction several times, I did.

I think that I may have been bitten by the slightly-more-extreme-than-sitting-around-doing-bugger-all-sports bug. As I’m quite excited at the prospect of going Canyoning in July, too.

I got back home, just over 2 hours ago and I have to be up at 6. So, I’m not going to bother going to bed – I wouldn’t get enough in the way of full REM cycles, anyway.

Oh, well. Until next time. Stay frosty,


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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)