Journalsby@craigpetterson

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Development journals for my day.

Oct 23, 2020

Be Focused

I laid out plans and I've pushed my limits, but I've never really achieved. My problem was I overcommitted, but not on what matters. I made open commitments on here, on Twitter, anywhere that was public. I spread myself so thin. I never achieved anything. Nobody cared though. I was just another big ...

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Jan 25, 2020

Belated Christmas Party

It’s the 25th of January. Nay’s work is too busy around December to have a Christmas do, and found it difficult to get people organised for any other time. It’s my birthday next Thursday, so I’ve been telling everyone it’s for my 30th. It just makes sense right? While my sniffles are dying down, I’m...

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Jan 19, 2020

Journal: Weekend in London

We went to London for the weekend. We both booked Friday off work, so we didn't have to head down late. If we didn't, we'd have arrive at 11pm or later. After Thursday night's test drive, we decided to arrange another test drive, last minute for a similar car, for the Friday morning. We also had a h...

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Jan 14, 2020

Journal: Deals

Today, we've been back and forth between our car dealership and our car finance providers. Useless bastards. Okay, fine. It's not their fault. We're to blame. I'm to blame. 3 years ago, we took out a deal on a car. A reasonable monthly payment - in hindsight, a steal. With the knowledge that once th...

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Dec 20, 2019

Arbitrary thoughts

Here are some arbitrary thoughts on things I can improve - no particular thought, more just a stream of consciousness. A focus on being healthy * More exercise * stretching * improving posture Reading * At least one book per month * Balance of fiction and non-fiction Writing * Continue with ...

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Dec 8, 2019

40 Years / 8th December 2019

This weekend has been quite busy. Works night out. Travelling 1 hour 30 minutes - 4 times... once to pick them up, the return, and once to drop them off, and the return. Chauffeuring the family to a social hall we hired out for the afternoon. All for Nay's parent's 40th / Ruby wedding anniversary. 4...

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Dec 7, 2019

7th December 2019

Whew, what a day. It's been alright actually, but I thought I'd journal instead of taking additional time to read my notes or plan any other entry. Last night was our work's Christmas night out. We're getting bigger now. Our first couple of Christmas nights were fewer people. We'd have more intimate...

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Nov 28, 2019

27th November 2019

You know when you meet certain people in life that just make you want to be better? Damn, it feels good. Find those people. I've lacked that recently. I've settled into my 2019 ways and need a bit of a stir up. It was great to catch up and get a bit of an update. He's recently got a new job, started...

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Nov 25, 2019

24th November 2019

Just a quick journal entry. So far this November, I've manged to cross off a few entries for my planned writing. Nothing too strenuous, but these are the goals that I'm finding most rewarding and most able to see progress with - that is, small and achievable without overwhelming myself. --- We spent...

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Nov 20, 2019

Speakers Live

A new venture with my good friend, Kerry. She has a fantastic idea to make a platform for people to find speakers for their events. Hopefully this will promote speakers and lead to better, more organised events. We met today at a coffee shop called Rococo in Liverpool One after work today. Two latte...

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Nov 17, 2019

17th November 2019

It's been a good weekend for me. Not for any particular reason really. Last weekend was difficult and tiring. This weekend, I planned to just play Pokemon the entire time, but that didn't end up being the case. Normally, if you make plans to do something then they are all ambush and assassinated bef...

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Oct 11, 2019

Streak Obsession

Every day, I do my words entry on here, my French, my 7 minute exercise and my log something on Makerlog - even if that is just sharing my 200WAD entry. Nay think I'm obsessive - and once again we've had an argument. She is still talking to me now, whilst I am typing this, even though it's distracti...

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Jul 12, 2019

11th July 2019

It's a Thursday night. 4 day weekend for me… or is it really? I feel all out of sorts. I'm currently listening to Foo Fighter's One By One album. So, let's write up my day and talk about the weekend. I managed to progress my "main" ticket somewhat today, but there was a lot of back and forth betwee...

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Jul 10, 2019

10th July 2019

Today, I woke up a bit grumpy - more than usual. A bit sleep deprived. That being said, I've made some decent progress on a ticket at work. We've done some things in a strange way that has bit us in the ass, but we're getting there. After work, I planned to meet a friend, but I needed to do my Wedne...

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Jun 23, 2019

23rd June 2019

I've had a pretty good day just plodding along with some development today. Nay was out at a dress fitting, so I thought I would catch up on this weekends Rocket League Championships. The finals were this weekend, but I've not kept up with most of the season. It's been good to catch up and relax. Th...

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May 26, 2019

26th May 2019

In typical fashion, I've ticked another few items off my list. Nothing major, but I actually love working this way. I'm sure @basilesamel would approve of the small and steady approach after reaching 200 day streak on Makerlog! ;) My progress for today: * I've fixed my personal site's deployment, s...

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May 26, 2019

25th May 2019

I've managed to check off a few items from my bank holiday checklist, but there is quite a bit more to go. I didn't do as much as I wanted today, but today was the day I got an iPhone. I've never used an iPhone before, but I've wanted to try one for a while. In terms of my bank holiday progress; * ...

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May 25, 2019

Bank Holiday Plans

My plan for this weekend. This weekend is a bank holiday, so I have an extra day. I'm planning on getting back into developing again. It's been a couple of weeks now. I do this a lot though. Back and forth with productivity. I'm in the mood again though. Granted, it's a bank holiday, so all of this ...

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Apr 29, 2019

Dev Journal: Node Modules and Death

I really need to learn how webpacker, yarn and friends work... It's holding me back so much. Everything seems to work locally and then when I go to deploy, it's just dead. Capistrano gives me an error. The errors are something I've probably dealt with locally, but because presumably gitignore is om...

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Apr 28, 2019

Dev Journal: 27th April 2019

I've not managed to complete my goals for today, but I've had a great time playing around with Tailwind. Goals for today: * Complete STEM Ambassador and DBS Applications * Strip out Bootstrap from The Cake Pays (and replicate existing screens using Tailwind) * Update welcome email copy fo...

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Apr 18, 2019

Being open

It's so wonderful being open. It releases you from a lot of headaches. You don't have to play a game or struggle on your own. All your cards are on the table and people want to help - sometimes all you have to do it ask. Yesterday, I wrote about my frustrations installing Tailwind CSS on my applicat...

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Apr 18, 2019

Tailwind frustration

I've been following this guide to install Tailwind in my app. I cannot for the life of me get it to work. I just want to try it. All the steps seem fine and dandy up until the mention of `postcss.config.js`. I don't have that file. I tried making it and it didn't work. It turns out that it conflict...

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Apr 15, 2019

Back to work

It was weird going back to work today. I've only had a week off, but those 9 days (including a weekend either side) have been great. I've felt like I've got a lot done, even though I didn't really. The slow, chipping away of my personal task list has done wonders for me though. Is this slow chipping...

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Apr 8, 2019

CSP Journal 8th April 2019

I wrote my list of what I wanted to achieve early this morning, ready for when I could put my head down to do some work. Then, I left for a meeting about a Digital Mentoring prospect. I write my lists using Makerlog. My list included: - Fix nginx error on TCD (a colleague pointed this out to me ear...

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