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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Geekmas 2013

My family are always pretty good at getting me great gifts (an Amazon wish list is great “inspiration”) and this year I was pretty pleased! Star Wars – Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side A very fancy case reveals a book that I can only describe as a kind of Sith Bible. Here’s

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2013 Mid Year Reflections

At the end of 2012 I wrote my customary post that looked back on the last year as well as looking forward to 2013. At the end of that post I wrote down some things I’d like to make some improvements to. I thought that the middle of the year was a good point to

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