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Tetris 99

Tetris 99

Last week I was on holiday from work, looking after the kids on half term. I found that a new game has hit the Nintendo Switch E-Store – Tetris 99. It’s Tetris meets Fortnite and it’s amazing.

A fast and frantic battle royale with 99 players all playing tetris at the same time, with a slightly updated version of the Tetris theme that we all know and love and with completed lines being sent to opponents that you can target in order to scupper their plans.

It’s very fast, very fun and very pick up and playable. I really should start bringing the switch to work so that I can play on my lunch breaks. Maybe if and when Harry gets his own switch and I don’t feel so bad about taking it away whilst I’m out of the office. We’ll see.

Sounds like it might be a limited free download for Nintendo switch online – you obviously need membership to the online service for this.

https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/tetris-99-switch

Manflu is real

Manflu is real

So less than a week after returning to school, Harry has brought a cold home.

More importantly than that, he’s shared it with me, and now i have the cold.

Luckily, this appears to be a cold that is paying attention to Day Nurse, so I’m at least getting a clear head once the tablets have kicked in.

Lots of stuff going on recently, passed my AWS certification exam, got another one at the start of October, so that’s going to be good.

Played a load of two point hospital, its really good fun.

Also started watching Greys Anatomy – which I’m really enjoying!

A new site, a new photo

A new site, a new photo

So, I’ve got this new site all set up and running, split into several sections to have a proper separation between tech posts, photography posts and other stuff.  We’ll see how it goes.

Three separate RSS feeds, for three separate areas of interest with varying levels of updatedness.  But hey, if it gets me away from Facebook, that’s good.

Photo was taken at my dad’s 60th birthday celebration the other day. Great little photo of Harry and I.  Kayleigh was outside with Luke trying to keep him entertained.  He did really well being sat still for so long though, so that’s good.

Anyway, that’s enough fluff for now, I’ll probably post something else later.

Well hello there!

Well hello there!

New site, new hosting, new blog, new content.

New hosting that I built myself, I might add, in AWS (woo).  Using my Cloud Engineering skills.

In fact, more to the point, everything that you’re seeing here, this blog, the photoblog, the underlying infrastructure, I built it all from an IPad Pro, tethered to a mobile phone from a caravan on the east coast of England.

Now that is 21st century engineering, yo!

Ordinarily I’d import all of my old blog posts, my moans, my weight loss progress, my general splurge posts.  Not this time.

I haven’t really blogged since 2013.  I used to blog a lot.  I think there were maybe two posts since Sue died and that’s about it.  Bottom line is I’m not the same person I was 5 years ago.  We all evolve and we all change, and it is our ability to cope with that change that defines us.

Pretty sure that mostly I’ll be talking about tech, board games, maybe some ramblings that are a little too long for facebook, but we’ll see.

1st post, here we go.  Woo.