When the year counter ticked over to 2014 I wrote in my list of goals that I wanted to write 50 blog posts this year. Considering the fact that I have only written 2 and it is December 3rd I think I may have left it a little too late. So as not to spam this blog full of content I am going to hopefully writing a blog post every day or two through December in to January. If I can do that I might have the momentum to keep going through next year!
Since the last post on here a lot has changed (well it was in February so duhh). The iPhone 6 and 6+ is now a thing (and yes I am loving mine, and no it’s not bent…. yet). Other things have changed, we’ve had the summer, I’ve written a couple of hundred thousand lines of code for work (I’m still loving my job at Kloodle btw) and probably the biggest news which happened on the 29th November is that I moved out! Indeed I have left my parents house (although according to the internet I am still in my mum’s basement which is bizarre as I didn’t think my parents house has a basement). So far so good I have survived 4 days, but not having an internet connection is starting to bug me.
I know, I know. This is an update blog however I should say that when moving to a new place I didn’t think that I was going to miss the internet as much as I do. Those close to me will know that I burn through bandwidth like a plasma cutter through butter. Literally. My average data usage on my iPhone is between 4 to 7 GB of cellular data usage, per day (though not having a hardwired internet connection means this has gone up even more!). What some people use in a month I use in a matter of hours. Moving out I thought I might be able to get away with just my tethering allowance from Three (which is 2GB per month) and some data on a MiFi (4G is available with 100% signal on EE and O2 and about 40% on Three), how wrong I was. Considering I moved in at about 12 on the 29th and received a text from Three at 23:37 saying I had used my tethering allowance I knew I needed to sort broadband out.
Luckily as it was Black Friday (more on that in future post) BT had some special offers on, meaning I managed to get BT Infinity (their consumer friendly name for their residential FTTC service) with 39-40Mb/s down and 9-10Mb/s up for £10 a month (plus line rental which I hate). So now I just have to wait for a charming man from BT (an “Engineer” – they have actually been quite nice in the past) to come and set up my connection.
Well that is about everything interesting going on. Apart from the new design on the blog (it’s pretty isn’t it).
See you all soon, hopefully.