Peterborough Beer Festival Mobile App
Aug21

Peterborough Beer Festival Mobile App

One small fact is that I wrote a mobile web app for my local CAMRA Peterborough Beer festival, which is actually the biggest out-door beer festival in the UK, and pretty much 2nd or 3rd biggest in the country full stop! As the original mobile app was getting a bit long in the tooth (it was written in 2012), I’ve completely re-written it in a new framework so it SHOULD look much better, and more importantly, the same, across all...

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Why Hire Krispy Brown?
Jan11

Why Hire Krispy Brown?

[I have been offered a position so am now back in work, but I’ll leave this up for a the record] Well after 9 months I decided to address the issues with my life/work balance, and leave New Scientist.  It was a really interesting and challenging job, and I wish them all the best – it’s such a great magazine, and the people there make it a really stimulating place to work.  BUT: I realised that the travel and stress...

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Krispy Joins New Scientist as Lead Developer
Nov01

Krispy Joins New Scientist as Lead Developer

UPDATE:  After nine months I’ve now left New Scientist, it was an exciting place to work, and it helped improve my WordPress knowledge and dev skills, BUT the life / work balance was not right for me, and I decided that it was time to leave and spend more time with my wife – we only live once and I don’t want to have too many regrets! Well after 18 years working for the magazine distributor Frontline Ltd, it was time...

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Short Break in York to Get Away From the Rat-Race
Aug27

Short Break in York to Get Away From the Rat-Race

I enjoyed a day or two in York last week just to get away from everything… taking my lovely wife Nicola too. We made a trip of it by going up first class on the train, and I used a free night on Premier Inn to book the room (good job too, as it was York Races and the hotel was £151.. more than most London Prem Inns!). We had a good day, wondering around the tight streets and looking at the many unique shops.  I kept out of the...

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Phil Taylor Wins Matchplay, but Krispy Celebrates
Aug04

Phil Taylor Wins Matchplay, but Krispy Celebrates

Well I think it’s obvious what the best bit of the recent PDC World Matchplay darts was.  No no, not the huge averages hit by Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, not my mate Justin Pipe making the 1/4 finals for the 2nd year in a row. No the best bit.. well lets just say a photo says more than words can.  Especially one with words in it.  Thanks to Daniella and Sammi for sorting this out – I think it says it all, haha!...

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