Life of Ben (Blog)

Tumbleweed 2 (1st September 2015)

Way, way back in Tumbleweed from May 2014 I mentioned adding a lot more blog entries. They were half-finished or just placeholders.

That entry was never published or got removed during to an apparently automated attack on the server by a spamming botnet. My apologies for this unannounced haitus of more than a year!

Today I’ve done a lot more placeholders. Many more entries are to follow.

The big news is that I’m moving home! Will be sharing a lush apartment on the 26th floor of a residential tower for the next 3–6 months.

Stages of a GTA5 Creation (28th August 2015)

First build of a track can be fast, maybe 1 hour. You never publish the first version. You test with multiple standard cars. Always find something to improve. A sight line, a prop angle, CP early or late. Pit lane or Joker signs to be clearer.

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2 Star CTC Ride (15th August 2015)

Delicious lunch with a half pint of orange juice and generous Ploughman’s Lunch.

Over 30 miles of cycling with over 900m of climbing! Double arrow gradients in a couple of places on the Ordnance Survey map. Hardest climbing and longest descending I’ve ever done. Very hard but the sense of achievement was immense.

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Constellations at Trafalgar Studios (23rd July 2015)

Saw this as a triple date with a pair of Fiona’s friends. (Plus their other halves.)

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New Light Bulbs & Tubes (21st July 2015)

REW Electrical Wholesalers on Holloway Road. A little shop just before cinema. Now closed! Went quite far up towards Archway to use a little place called Sparks.

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W3C Memes (20th July 2015)

“We’re only using one framework…and a couple of libraries.”

From the brilliant and now long-standing W3C Memes.

Lambeth Country Show (18th July 2015)

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Birthday Dinner (15th July 2015)

Had a delicious rib-eye steak with chimmi-churri, an Argentine oil with finely chopped peppers and other savoury flavours in it. This was at North Nineteen, which we hadn’t been to for a long time but always remember for being great.

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Alexei Sayle Cycles (7th July 2015)

Excellent performance during The Now Show on BBC Radio 4 this week. He has been a regular cyclist in London since the 1970’s and that features heavily in the second half of his set.

Whitstable & Margate (5th July 2015)

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