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Lack of concentration

It seems these days that I have next to no concentration when doing things other than playing games, watching videos or TV. For a fair while I have been wanting to get back into my web development and design but always end up sitting down ready to re-learn what I need and then giving up in a few minutes. I have a inkling that what is making me lose concentration is both information overload and the fact that I have too many fingers in too many pies. How do you improve your concentration? I think I might really need some help getting mine back.



For the last week I have been without my xbox 360 to play on, because of this I found myself not having gaming to fall back onto when I am bored.

While I could do something like coding the gatekeepers website (which has laid dormant development wise for too long) or paint some wargaming miniatures I find myself doing nothing but watching TV which I have no interest in.

I have thus decided that starting from when I get home from work tomorrow I am going to throw myself back into things. I will have a new site done to try and pimp me out, I will finish the gatekeepers site and I will decide on a direction to take with life outside of work.

Choosing a mobile network to go with.

For the last 7 or so years I have had a mobile phone from Orange on Pay As You Go, recently their service especially where text and MMS messages are concerned, them not arriving at destination, not arriving very quickly (upto 2 days in some cases) has been lacking. I also find myself using more and more money as my rate of text’ing and use of mobile internet (which is pathetic on my current phone) increases, most of which will get caught by inclusive minutes and so forth in a contract. I have therefore decided that I will change network and get a fancy new phone at the same time, while hopefully decreasing my monthly costs.

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My first pay day !!

Tomorrow marks my first pay direct from the council. For the last three weeks I have been living on a low amount of money due to not being paid till tomorrow after my change to full time employment. However I wasn’t sure what my yearly salary would equate to monthly especially after tax and stuff has been deduced. After some searching on Google I found The Salary Calculator.

I am having to resist temptation to go out on a shopping spree.

My new blog.

So here we are, a new blog for me. I have decided to start afresh as my computing life seems to be starting afresh too. In the last few days I have found myself sitting at a screen of code and helping more people out on IRC.

“So what am I working on ?” some of you may ask, well I am working on the new site for my local wargaming club (of which I have been re-elected to the post of gamers rep on its committee). This will most likely look near enough the same that it is now but with a new logo and some better organisation. I have also been doing some things behind the scenes with the forums updating them and the like.

I am soon to be taken on by Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council, which will mean that I am taken off the agency and will gain a contract with them directly. This will bring with it a pay rise but more importantly security.