Things #1

I wanted to make a (probably) weekly post on my blog about things that I’ve come across, learn or discovered, I think it will be fun and also shares with you some awesome stuff!

MusicBee

I started using MusicBee a few weeks ago and I love it, it gives me so many more options for tagging and organising my music and that’s always a bonus, the only times I use iTunes now are when I need to sync music or apps across but this is very rare!

It also has podcast support so I can subscribe to all of my favourite podcasts and it’s also a lot faster than laggy iTunes!

Zella Day

I recently heard this song via a music blog and I really like it.

Secret Piano feat Robjn – I Can Act Cool

trakt.tv

I like watching TV, not the boring shows like X-Factor, TOWIE and other such shows but decent stuff like House and classic British comedy too, this site allows me to track what I watch and also provides analytics in regards to what I’ve been watching, check it out and add me as a friend/follower.

That’s all for this week but remember to come back next week and see the THINGS I’ve got for you!

TDYLN 0057 – Fix Bike, Look Sharp! (20 March 2015)

I talk about picking up my fixed bike, the solar eclipse, podcasts and more – plus a song at the end!

Link : Man In A Room

Song : Michael Loop feat Kathleen Payton – Keep Your Heart Safe (Original Mix) [Free Download]

[MP3] March 2015 Mixset

A new mixset!

  1. Gossip vs Britney Spears – Get A Job, Bitch! (TDYLN Remix)
  2. Bloody Beetroots vs Katy Perry – Roarnelius (TDYLN Remix)
  3. M-3ox ft Heidrun vs Robjn – All You Wanna Do (TDYLN Remix)
  4. Soundslags ft. TDYLN vs Shaunii ft. Twinkleboi – The Sanderbelt Breakdown
  5. Madonna vs Jacques Lu Cont – Church Together (TDYLN Remix)
  6. Clubfeet – Remind Me (Royksopp Cover)
  7. Robjn ft TDYLN vs Raw Man vs Madonna – Sorry Grieving (TDYLN Remix)
  8. Iamamiwhoami – y (Brodinski Remix)
  9. Ricky Martin vs DOCO – Livin La Vida DOCO (DOCO Remix)
  10. Jamiroquai vs Rick Astley – Never Gonna Cowboy (TDYLN Remix)
  11. Michael Loop vs Lady Gaga – Pixelplause (TDYLN Remix)
  12. Ce Ce Peniston – Finally (Unknown Remix)

Handwritten Blog

It’s probably 1:40pm, I say probably because I don’t know.

Why don’t I know?

I don’t have a watch, I check the time on my phone, so why don’t I have my phone?

Currently my phone is undergoing some minor surgery at the Apple Store, the front facing camera has been crescenting since December and OCD wouldn’t allow me to just leave it, I wanted it to look perfect!

I bought myself a notebook and am currently sat writing in it.

After dropping the phone into Apple, I paid a visit to TIGER and bought said notebook.

Anyway, that’s all pretty boring stuff!

I’m sat in EAT having lunch, nothing exciting, just a simple chicken wrap and some houmous crisps, no idea what they actually are or what they will taste like but I’m sure I will fill you in with such “mind-blowing” information fairly soon!

It’s nice to have a disconnection from my phone, albeit for a short period of time but just looking around me, everyone, including the O.A.P’s here, are on their phones – I’m the only one who isn’t.

I don’t usually handwrite things but it’s a nice thing to do, although my hand hurts if I do it for too long!

Probably only 10 minutes have passed since I started writing, I don’t know!

Ok, time to eat HOUMOUS CRISPS!

*NOM*

They weren’t that bad – spicy and crunch, chilli and lime flavour.

So today marks the first day of my holiday, yesterday as a treat for the guys at work I bought Pringles, Mini Eggs and Minstrels and embarrassingly I devoured a tube of the Mini Eggs on my lunch break, I then felt rubbish as I’d had way too much sugar!

This morning I woke up with a horrendous headache, probably some sort of sugar hangover, just like a standard alcohol related hangover, the though of consuming the thing (sugar) that made me feel shitty, is the absolute last thing on my mind.

When I was in TIGER earlier I bought a glass bowl thing as I thought it could be used for something at home, it only cost £2 so if it doesn’t get used then it’s no loss.

Glass Bowl

I’m trying to drag out my time sitting here, the longer I stay here, the less time I will have to burn before I pick up my phone.

Do any of you reading this name objects that you have?

I do, my iPhone is called Pluto and my iPad is Goliath LOL, my previous iPhone and iPad mini were known as Pixel and Megapixel, my desktop is called Gigapixel and the external hard drives are known as Terabyte and Petabyte, when I had a car I called it Nico but Tom bought it from me and renamed it :( LOL

I have to say that not having a phone is strange, well not strange per se but I’m realising just how much of a distraction it can be, although having music to listen to would be nice whilst I write.

Later on when I get home I will type all of this up and put it up for you all to read, that’s very meta isn’t it? Is it? I don’t know, I feel that in this paragraph I’m talking to myself!

I wish there was a clock up here, then at least I’d know how long I had left, I could have seen the one on the Lloyd’s building but there are people sat there and I don’t think they’d appreciate my amorphous frame wobbling over towards them, so I will sit here for a bit longer writing.

Shall I write a poem? Yes? Ok!

View said poem here by clicking here

Was that ok? I might publish it separately!

It’s suddenly got rather empty up here, I think the lunch hour has passed, might pop and get a coffee and walk around town, the only downside with doing that is my jeans are falling down, I forgot to put a belt on when I left the house and because I’ve been losing a bit of weight, I’m now in danger of showing the tourists, professors, tramps and students of this city, something that isn’t on any map or tour guide…

MY GARGANTUAN BOTTOM

…at least I’m wearing decent underwear (I only wear decent underwear), black aussieBum, I suspect the only thing stopping a full trouser drop is my package!

Yeah it’s time to find coffee!

So I was in EAT for about 50 minutes!

I’m now sat in a relatively new (to Cambridge) coffee place called Jamaica Blue, it’s lovely and I was surprised to discover that it’s all table service too!

I’m having a cappuccino and it’s so good, proper coffee!

I’ve just counted that so far I’ve written 9 pages! This is the most I’ve handwritten in yonks!

Madonna fell down the stairs at the Brit Awards last night and of course the people of Twitter and Facebook though it was hilarious, I’m pretty sure that if it was a family member or friend of theirs falling down the stairs then they wouldn’t be laughing!

I just checked out the menu of this place, it looks really good, think I’ll bring Tom here soon :)

Invisible Cords [2015]

We’re all so connected
Through invisible cords

A slave to devices
The devices we hoard

A lunch with a friend who isn’t actually there
The friends who have joined you
Have joined you
In Stare

We’re constantly seeking recognition in form of click or press
We use a decent filter to hide all of our mess

We miss moments we capture through the screens on our phones
Take time to live life
We don’t need to be drones

Recognition

So I’ve been in my new job now for just over 4 months and I really enjoy it, in December I was made staff member of the month and yesterday I had my first appraisal and I was elated to discover that I’d been rated excellent!

For me, this recognition means so much, in my previous job I worked my arse off and NEVER got any form of recognition for the blood, sweat and tears that I poured in.

Well actually, that’s not entirely true, I got a lot of recognition from my customers, this was because I always made sure that they were happy, it’s a simple thing to do and it worked.

There were days when we would be ridiculously busy but a customer would wait to be served by me because they knew that I was going to make sure they had the best customer service whilst in store, and that is so important in any customer facing role.

The other day I accompanied my mum to EE to assist her whilst she got a new phone and the customer service there was incredible, both the manager and the sales guy that served us were friendly, attentive and knowledgable and my mum left happy, again it’s a simple thing to provide but there are so many places that get it wrong!

Going back to the whole recognition thing, the customer recognition was lovely, knowing that made me feel worthy, but the non-recognition from the company I used to work for was horrible, the team I was part of worked really hard, sacrifices days off, stayed later, started earlier and drove ourselves into the ground with stress and rarely/never got recognised for it, the regional manager would always give us the impression that all of that was expected and still not good enough!

So now I’ve been recognised at my new job it’s like a confirmation that I’m doing good things, and it clears away the self-doubt that my old job planted in my head!

I’m so glad I made changes in my life to get to where I am today!

[MP3] Energy 52 vs Kelis – Cafe Del Pella (TDYLN REMIX)

I have loved the original Energy 52 classic for years and when I heard the deadmau5 remix I knew I had to fuse it with Kelis’ Acapella!