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My first delve into web development and learning HTML was when I was just 13. I have worked in game development and web development for a number of years. My first paid web development role was with my late sister’s company, Kestrel Design. This may sound like nepotism, but if you knew her you’d know she wouldn’t have kept me on if I wasn’t good at what I did!
So far I’ve mostly done copy editing and bug fixes. I love to take existing code that’s bugged, find the errors, and fix it… Although I’m equally skilled at writing code from scratch. I’ve been slowly working my way through FreeCodeCamp’s full stack certification, however I hit a block when I began back end!
In my personal life I love to try my hand at lots of different crafty projects; I like to take on ambitious challenges to really get to grips with a new field for example:
- Baking? Lemon Meringue Pie and Vanilla Caramel Eclairs!
- Sewing? Make a skirt from scratch without a pattern and try to make my own ball gown (ended up having to buy one for that event as I ran out of time, but planning to fix/finish at some point!)
- Crochet? Oversized granny square with a fanned shell edging as a baby blanket!
If you want to get me talking talk about Buffy (the Vampire Slayer), Sabrina (’90s or reboot), PC games, retro console games, or politics… or my overuse of exclamation marks!!!
Who I Work With
We all have boundaries. We all deserve boundaries. People who don’t respect or recognise the validity of our boundaries aren’t worth our time or energy
Lately a lot of things have been bothering me. I know it’s because I’m down that my ability to keep my mouth shut on things that irritate me is almost non existent, but that doesn’t make those things any less valid of causing annoyance. One thing that I’ve been seeing more and more lately isContinue reading “Latest Wave of Sexist Ads in Games”
This isn’t really a blog post as far as I would usually call it, but I just wanted to write something, anything, even if it’s short, even if it’s not well written or anything like that. It will be ramble, it will be unedited, it may have typos and unfinished thoughts, but this is anContinue reading “I’m Not OK”
Hi weasels. Coming in slightly early this week; I’ve made the decision to take a hiatus from everything: my blog, my streaming, volunteering, everything. I may even go camping for a week or two at some point. This will most likely be for a month or two, but it may be longer. Once I’m readyContinue reading “Hiatus”
Welcome back, Weasels! This post might get kinda heavy so I’d like to start with some good news. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know that the US just had an election in which Trump was voted out in favour of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. This is a big moment for theContinue reading “Blog 19: Transformative Justice”
Hi Weasels! Let’s talk about last week… My lack of blog may have come as a surprise and I’d like to go into it. This blog will be a surprise to some who knew I was originally planning to do a post on Transformative Justice. I still plan to do that, but not until nextContinue reading “Blog 18: Fear AKA Defence Mode AKA What Happened Last Week”
A short post this week about Spoon Theory. Visit my blog to read more!
So here’s a callback to the format I used to use when I was trying to find a format! I spend a lot of time talking about what I think and verging on ranting, but for this post I’d like to share a little of what I love. I’ve also optimised the old image.
As mentioned in my last stream (the one before I had to cancel) I’m rearranging my weekly Factorio stream. I’ve done some research into best times and I’ve made a decision. From today it’ll be on Wednesdays at 6pm my time (GMT+1). I hope you can join me! Here’s a timer to make it easierContinue reading “Update: Twitch Reschedule”
When I mentioned to someone close to me that I was planning this post they tried to persuade me not to write it, but this is my voice. They argued that it wasn’t the intent, not seeming to realise that intent is not the be all and end all. If anything it’s worse because itContinue reading “Blog 15: The Problem With Bones”
In this post I’ll be talking about Asperger’s. For those who don’t know: Asperger’s Syndrome is an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or, according to the DSM V, is analogous with ASD. You may have seen on my bio that I’m an Aspie and wondered what I was on about… well… get ready for some knowledge(!)Continue reading “Blog 14: Asperger’s”
This wasn’t the post I’d originally planned to release this week. I explain why below and will delay the one I had planned for this week. Trigger warning: cancer, loss, and other feelings triggered by bereavement. Feel free to click away or not read this, I’d understand. I just need to write about this. ThisContinue reading “Kim: In Memoriam”
Migraines have been a part of my life since primary school. For those who don’t know, a migraine is similar to a headache in that it’s an ache in your head, but they frequently come with other symptoms including nausea, photophobia (aversion to light), audiophobia (aversion to sound), brain fog (a feeling of not havingContinue reading “Blog 13: Migraines”
My Take on Radical Honesty
I have an extreme view on Covid. I know this. I know a lot of people won’t agree with everything here and some may share some or all of my opinions, but I want to be recklessly honest otherwise what is the point of my content?! Sorry for the wall of text this post willContinue reading “Blog 11: Revealing Some Anxiety”
Not counting mini blogs/quick updates! They don’t count! Some of my friends and family may be slightly surprised by this post as I’ve been working on one that I’ve mentioned to people, but decided that it’s not a good fit for this milestone! That will pushed to next week New Logo and the future ofContinue reading “Blog 10: Tenniversary and the future of this blog”
So as the title says… I got my connection fixed! As I had suspected it was my network (WiFi) card which was causing my connection issues, so one ethernet extension cable and a (what should have been) quick bit of drilling and I’m back to having a fair connection!! Time for another new logo??? SoContinue reading “Blog 9: Connection Fixes and Teething Problems”
Couple of quick updates before we go: As promised here’s a link to the podcast I was on: STA Podcast Episode 2. In the last couple of weeks I ventured out of the house to see two friends whom I’ve only seen virtually since lockdown. We went swimming in a local loch which was, let’sContinue reading “Blog 8: Two Weeks Later…”
So… It’s a different world than it was last time I wrote… I left my job in March then, while I was preparing myself to jump back into the world of rejections and ghosting, it became clear that lockdown was going to become a thing. So I upped sticks temporarily to ride out lockdown withContinue reading “Blog 7: The World’s On Fire!”