Birmingham Marathon 2017

As mentioned previously…running is a thing now. Back in 2016 I ran the London Marathon. I got in by pure luck through the ballot, had an amazing time and thought that would be my one and only marathon. But I’ve ended up running a lot more since then (and actually enjoying it) so when I

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10 Year Blogiversary

Today marks 10 years of this blog! This is post number 151 My output has lowered in recent times, for a variety of reasons but it’s something I still enjoy doing, however often that may be. When I first started the whole main idea was just for myself. A personal knowledgebase if you will, as

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Hello World June 2016.0

How are we almost halfway through the year?! Just realised I haven’t written anything since the end of January. This wasn’t intentional! It’s been a particularly manic start to the year and something I learnt long ago is that sometimes you have to stop doing one thing if you want to doing something else. But

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The Difference Engine–Help Needed!

Way back in 2011 I wrote about the Difference Engine. It’s a simple but effective way of adding captions to live performances created by Coventry based Talking Birds. In short, a laptop runs the software and over a local wireless network it allows any device with a web browser to view subtitles. i.e your mobile

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IBIT Solutions–10 Years

This week marks 10 years since IBIT Solutions was first registered as a business. I very rarely use the company name here. It’s usually referred to as “work” or “the business”. That’s mainly because this is my personal blog. While the things I do at IBIT are a big influence on some of the content

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Where Did January Go!?

Every year I usually write a post that looks back on everything that happened in the previous year. The end of 2014 and the start of 2015 has been so packed with so many various things January seems to have just vanished before my eyes. This time last year I was writing about how tragically

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Taking Stock

This weekend marked two months since I last wrote anything here. It’s not exactly by accident. In my 2013 round up post I mentioned there had been some very bad news in the wider Parkes family. It took a little while for this to fully sink in but it made me think about exactly what’s

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Farmageddon 2014

Around this time last year I did my first obstacle race. I’ve done a couple of different events since then and two weeks after the Warwick Half Marathon I was back in Melton Mowbray for my second crack at Farmageddon. Not wanting to make things easy for myself this year they were offering a 20k

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