Just wrote a quick article about setting up contextual help in wordpress plugin on the Multiplay tech blog. Read it here: http://blog.multiplay.co.uk/2012/01/updated-contextual-help-in-wordpress/
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So, it’s a New Year. This year starts off with me being poor having spent obscene amounts on being able to drive. Debts are mounting up across all the various accounts but hopefully everything will work itself out. I’m hardly in such a bad state that I can’t dig myself out of it.
I generally don’t make resolutions for the New Year, but I am going to try and do some more exercise. Having spent the last 4 years or so essentially sat on my ass the whole time, I was shocked a few days ago when I did some simple exercise to find that pretty much all my strength has gone. Not really shocking, given my activity levels, but it really made the point that I need to do something before I turn into some fatty spherical lump that lift a fork without losing his breath. Taking the typical geek route, I’m focusing on statistics, statistics and more statistics. I’m hoping actually tracking and graphing staff might gave me some immediate visual goals to reach for, since just doing exercise, as a participant with no tracking, never feels like I’m making any progress, which is never encouraging. Hopefully Fitocracy and/or RunKeeper will provide some much needed guidance and motivation.
Since working for Multiplay, games have become a large part of my life again. Having now bought over 300 games in the last 2 years, I have quite a large back catalogue to play though. Typically these are all indie title but for a few more mainstream items, since that tends to be where my interests lie. [Generic FPS] just doesn’t interest me, though I will say that I’m enjoying the independent, single-player only Hard Reset immensely at the moment. I’ve played a lot of Skyrim recently, which has been a lot of fun. I’m always amazed by the things fans will do, and this beautiful track by Malukah Fenix certainly qualifies as amazing:
My writing has taken a bad hit this last year. I’ve barely written anything or read anything for that matter (well, barely read anything means less than 20 or so books in the year for my appetite ). There are many stories I want to finish and that a few people on Protagonize want to see the conclusions of, so I need to get back on the saddle. I had said to myself last year I would try and seriously pursue publication, but that hasn’t happened. I’m hoping this year, now I have more time due to driving to work, things will be different, but if I’m entirely honest with myself, I doubt I’ll put the required time or effort into making a serious attempt. Not only is it a lot of work, it’s quite intimidating. I do want to finish at least one novel though by the end of the year and hopefully get into the meat of editing it with an eye to publish it independently, for kicks, since I’m not sure I’m even interested in mainstream publication or actually making a living from writing.
I’d also like to try and get back into music again and I have a computer game I’ve been meaning to develop for some time. So many projects, so little time.
Lets hope the time thing changes this year. Or, more proactively, let’s actually try to change that this year.