Give your climbing rope some love with a rope brush

Climbing ropes are probably the most costly semi regular purchase you make as a climber. (Good) ropes are quite expensive. You spend lots of time and effort researching the best one and then lots of money picking it up. Shouldn’t you show your rope that you weren’t just interested in a one night stand and give […]

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Comp wall stamina

Weakness! 99% of us struggle with it. There are many things that we can do to battle it. Training, techniques, mentality and agileness among them. However recently I was shocked by just how quickly one can lose their endurance. In the past I have experienced this a little bit upon my return to England after spending […]

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First date

One little line completely sunk a recent first date

Most people say first dates are hard but I don’t think they are! I think they’re (mostly) fun and a chance to just talk and see what happens. For me comparing the experience of the first date to actually getting a first date is night and day. If you’re on a first date it’s assumed […]

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Emotion in marketing

I value honesty above all else so let me be honest from the get go. I pretty much suck at (implementing) design. I can visualise things in my minds eye but when it comes to actually creating it I just can’t seem to translate my idea to ‘paper’! This was the aspect of my university […]

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Backup your server to AWS S3

For a while I’ve been looking into a cheaper way of backing up my server rather than having the hosting company take complete snapshots of it. Believe me it can get expensive doing it that way. What does one think when they muse on the topic of storing lots and lots of bits cheaply and securely… I […]

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Don’t put your keystore file in GDrive!

As a web developer one thing I like about my job is that I can instantly update code whenever I need and that basic enough backup methods for our resources mostly does (site files and DBs to an Amazon S3 account). Rarely do I have a file that if I lost or if I only […]

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Database backup to S3 class

I recently wanted a quick and easy way to dump all my databases to an S3 instance so created a class to do so. It’s public on Bitbucket so feel free to help out and improve it or just use as is. Just fire up terminal and use the below line to clone the repo and if […]

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Abseiling oversight – I’m a lucky guy!

I’m hesitant to admit to this mistake but I feel it very succinctly demonstrates a point that at times some climbers (and other partakers in adventure sports) don’t keep front of mind, that being keeping your concentration up at all times.

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Source order of jQuery Mobile – don’t overlook it

I normally don’t like doing stupidly short posts but I feel a need to publish the stupidity of my oversight on this one. It didn’t take long to spot it but still… I’ve recently been converting a mobile app to be web based and had been noticing a few unexplainable problems with it such as […]

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Blood, sweat and screams of a project

The thing about climbing that I love and keeps me going back 3 times a week is that once one hits their natural level the real work of progress begins.  I’ve been climbing for about two and a half years. I quickly hit my limit top roping and moved onto leading. After hitting my natural […]

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