Learning to ollie - part one

I’d been riding a skateboard into working every day for a month or so (I realise I'm becoming more like Nathan Barley by the week) when I decided that I wanted to learn some tricks. The most essential skate trick is the Ollie, a jump on a skateboard where the board rises as you jump. To somebody whose only ever played Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater it seems easy, it is not.

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My films of 2017

I have a very basic taste in film that hasn’t really evolved since I was 14. Even so there were loads of films that I loved this year. These were my 5 favourites.

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My albums of 2017

This was the year I finally caved and subscribed to Spotify and started listening to music again. These are my 5 favourite albums of the year.

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My games of 2017

I can’t think of a better year for video game releases this decade and these are my favourite 5 of the year. I’m not being super strict on release dates. I tend to buy games a few months after release to take advantage of sales, so there are a couple of games here that are from the last half of 2016 and one which is a re-release. They are however all games I played this year.

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2017 Round ups

It's the end of the year and I thought I would do the traditional blog series running through the culture I've enjoyed and the technology I've used. So over the next few weeks I'll be writing up my thoughts on the this years games, films and music.

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Three months with the Google Pixel

My Nexus 5 finally died 4 years of near constant use. It was one of the best pieces of technology I have owned, reliable, functional and powerful. If they still made them I wouldn't have hesitated in purchasing an identical model with updated software.

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The piBot 1.0

After 6 months of the parts I bought in march sitting on my desk I've finally built my robot.

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