This week, I’ve been mostly wearing Dolchee and Gabanner

Jesse – Fast Show

So, this week I’ve been catching up on my TV viewing. I’ve watched all of New Girl, Trick (as in all 3 seasons, all 3 movies and the 2 TV specials) and Ed Edd ‘n Eddy.

I’ve also had a bunch of ideas for mobile apps; it’s a good thing that I have several books on Android development… and am a software developer.

I’ve also been reading a lot. I’ve restarted reading 源氏物語 (The Tale of Genji) by 紫式部 (Murasaki Shikubu), I’ve also started reading The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett.

Frequent readers will know that a) I’m a huge fan of the Discworld novels, but haven’t read them all and b) I’ve never been able to finish 源氏物語

The other thing I did this week was that I bought Jonathan Coulton’s latests album, Artificial Heart. I’ve you’ve not listened to this album yet, I can certainly suggest it. In fact, I might do a “Music Suggestions” post all about it, later today. After listening to the album twice, I was able to play my favourite song from it (Dissolve) on my  bass guitar.

Jonathan Coulton is one of my favourite American artists from the past 10 years – and not just because of Code Monkey

I’ll just leave this here:


If you’ve ever played either of the Portal games, then you’ve heard some of his music (he wrote both Still Alive and Want You Gone).

Before All of That, Though

So, three weeks ago was my Grandpa’s funeral. I’ll just let that sentence breathe for a while.

Then two weeks ago, one of my closest  friends told me that he was in the hospital. They’d found a tumour. Unsurprisingly, I’ve been a little off these past few weeks.

Luckily, that same friend has since told me that he’s on the long road to recovery

I don’t wanna tell you much more, because I don’t wanna scare folk. Ya know?

Anyway, I planned for this to be a short post and I’ve achieved that.  I’ll leave you with this:

I recently bought this from the local Chinese supermarket. It'd have cost me, close to, £20 online. At the store? £3.95

It’s a jar of Sencha Green Tea Leaves, yo.

Be safe,


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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)