Category: Personal (page 5 of 8)

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all my readers! 2008 has come and gone, and 2009 is here! How did you spend your New Year’s Eve, be sure to share! As for me, I had a bunch of friends over for a house party, so much fun! Anyway, I wish all my readers a great year and hope it is a good one for you.

Lincoln Fireworks

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Merry Christmas Everybody!

Just a short blog post to wish all my readers a very Happy Christmas! I hope you all have a great day and enjoy the festive period with those close to you.

merry_christmas

Be sure to leave comments about your day and any cool gifts you have received!

New Flickr Images – October

I have just been at my mum’s new place with my girlfriend for the weekend, and I took a fair few snaps, all of which can be found over at my Flickr account. I have dumped them all in this set for your easy viewing pleasure.

As always comments, both here and on Flickr are appreciated.

I won at Flockey!

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a contest being ran over at Flockey, the contest was simple and to be in with a chance of winning all you had to do was subscribe and post about the competition.

The contest came to a close a few days back and I won the 2nd set of prizes, including a design courtesy of Flockey, coding from BreakCoding and advertising on Xemion.

Once I have used up my awesome prizes, I will be sure to blog about it and share the no doubt great results!

Back at University

Last week I re-enrolled back at University to begin my third and final year doing my Web Technology degree. Today I had my first lecture and it’s good to be back after a 5 month hiatus.

University Of Lincoln

University Of Lincoln

As I posted back in January getting into my third year at the University was one of my goals (goal 7) for the year, which clearly I have achieved. So yes, just a short post, but I am back at Uni and come May I hopefully will have a degree and be Chris Brandrick BSc.

Leeds Festival Fun

As I mentioned more than a week back (I really need to get posting more often), I was off on my way to Leeds Festival for lots of music based fun. Well, as this posts confirms, I survived.
The Festival was great and I had a ton of fun. I saw loads of bands I really wanted to see and generally had an awesome time. Justice were awesome, I really enjoyed seeing Biffy live and Digitilism blew me away. All in all fun, feel free to comment if you went or just have anything to say about the bands in general!

I will leave this post with a picture of me and some friends enjoying Biffy:

Off to Leeds Festival

Last year I went to Wireless Festival to see my all time favourite band, Daft Punk. This year Wireless’ line up wasn’t so great, and I luckily managed to grab a ticket to go to this years Leeds Festival, in (you guessed it) Leeds.

I’m looking forward to seeing loads of acts including Justice, Bloc Party, CSS, Biffy Clyro, Feeder, Foals, Crystal Castles and more…it’s going to be awesome, and yet again I will be sure to share some pictures (if my phone survives) along with my thoughts. Be back on monday!

The Leeds festival can be read about here, so check that out.

WooThemes and the papercut…

As some of you may have noticed I have started advertising WooThemes in my sidebar. WooThemes is a relatively new wordpress themes site which has really nice customized designs for you to use for your blog. These range from portfolio style themes to those suitable for a more magazine based blog. Be sure to check them out if your looking for something a bit special (oh and they all work in 2.6).

WooThemes - Join today and get all our WordPress themes

Yesterday saw the release of their newest theme, Papercut. The theme has a grunge style mixed with natural colours which although may sound a little different, really works. Liam McKay designed the theme on behalf of WooThemes, and his site can found here. The theme is available to WooTheme club members and via license purchases. Be sure to take a look.

Back!

As some of you who follow me on Twitter or have me added on Facebook may have realised I am now back in the UK, after my holiday away to Turkey. I had a really nice break away, and you can now check out the pictures of my trip on my Flickr page, I also have some on my Facebook too.

Now I’m back I would also like to announce that Kufu (as previously blogged) is now officially open for business, and we are on the look out for new clients. So drop us an email!

In addition to working for Kufu, the rest of my summer will involve finally getting Gamebrit off the ground, which has been ridiculously delayed for several reasons, it’s amazing to think I have had the domain for nearly a year now! But yeah keep an eye out for updates on that one.

But in the mean time, keep it on ChrisBrandrick.com! Subscribe to my RSS feed, or even add me as a Technorati fave.

WordPress 2.6 is here, oh and a quick holiday update!

WordPress today announced that version 2.6 of the popular blogging platform is now available to download, for free of course. This version comes more than a month earlier than expected and is packed with a fair few new features, including a post word count, new media functions, and the ability to view your blog with a different theme before making it live. Check out the below video for the full details:

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