Amazon Fulfilment Centre Tour

It’s school holidays at the moment so we did something a little bit different on Monday. A tour of an Amazon warehouse! I’d seen them promoted on their website and via Facebook a few times but at that point the nearest centre was about an hour away in Rugeley. The Coventry centre opened in July

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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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