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I am not my code

Dear Reader, In my mind, I hand craft bespoke solutions to problems; each solution as finely engineered as a Swiss watch. They are my little solutions that I create and send out into the world to solve problems forever. In reality, I pull a ticket from Jira, I solve the problem, I move on. I […] The post I am not …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Tuesday February 26, 2019


Just say no

Dear Reader, No is the hardest word in the English language for me to master. (Ignore my kids howling in protest) When people ask me a question it’s like I am in an improve group and my answer is always YES! I need to learn to say no. No, I will not be involved in […] The post Just say no appeared first on …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Monday February 25, 2019


The best vegan meal so far

I’ve only been a vegan for 4 days, so don’t take this as an official best vegan meal. This meal really filled me up and tasted amazing. It takes around an hour (15min prep and 45min cooking), but the wait is well worth it in my opinion. It’s called “ Vegan chickpea curry jacket potatoes “, and contains a kind of …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Thursday January 24, 2019


Blue Monday and National Hug Day

Today is apparently blue Monday (I say apparently because of this post ). It is also National Hug Day which is a better thing to celebrate. Our workplace decided to celebrate both days anyway, and we came in wearing blue and ready to hug anyone who was willing. Overall, it was a superb day and pretty much like …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday January 21, 2019


Challenging myself continued…

In November, I created a post on challenging myself and connecting with other bloggers ( read here ). Firstly, my mission was to start conversations with other blogs (or bloggers) that aren’t on Medium ( read why ). I feel like the challenge is going well, and I’ve started to create stronger relationships with fellow …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Thursday January 17, 2019


A full week of work starts

For us office workers, today is our first full week back. Like many around this time of year, I felt pretty apprehensive about going back. It was so nice having a break from work and they always go way too fast. Christmas and New Year never last as long as you’d hope and everything just goes back to normal. This is …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday January 7, 2019


My 2 year journey at Lightfoot

A little back story My journey at Lightfoot all started because of my struggles with a previous company. I had been given a 3-month trial and during this trial, my work was struggling. The company really liked me as a person and wanted to see me succeed there. They extended my trial by another 3 months and by the …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Wednesday January 2, 2019


Silencing your anxieties

A few days ago, I wrote a Tweet on the best ways to silence your anxiety/depression. When I was going through terrible anxiety due to work (talking about throwing up). I found gaming was the most helpful thing for me. I could game for hours and because my mind was so focused, nothing else mattered. As soon as I …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday November 12, 2018