Mandy and I have just returned from a week’s break in Marseille, France. Here is what I learned whilst I was there:
- Marseille is quite dirty with graffiti everywhere.
- I wondered about the air quality, as I noticed a lot of people sneezing!
- France is a closed country in that churches find it hard to invite people to things. Even whilst I walked down some of the back streets, most buildings had all their shutters closed, demonstrating how closed it is.
- Microsoft have sold 100 million licenses for Windows 8. Selling 100 million of anything is good going, yet people still complained and said it’s not enough! (It’s twice the total number of Apple Mac users in their entirety!)
- Deliverance ministries can be powerful. There was a little practical demonstration.
- When we pray we should “enter His gates with thanksgiving” before we make our requests. I’d never thought of using that verse to highlight it.
Overall it was a nice trip and I met some really great people. I was pleased to land back at Heathrow though.
Here is a list of things I plan to do over the next few weeks and months:
- Have a separate portfolio site, showcasing what I develop outside my regular work.
- Finish a web portal for a mission organisation.
- Develop a desktop software application to sell.
- Use a web site to describe how the software development above is going – try to be as transparent as possible.
- Consider development of a project management system.
- Look into app development for mobiles/tablets.
- Redevelop the theme for Mandy’s web site.
So, it looks like I’ll have a busy summer. I’ll try and post here often with my progress.
Until next time…
So this is it, my web site has finally arrived. After months of deciding on what web address it should be, which platform I should use or develop a new one, and what angle the site should have (personal site, professional blog etc.) I’ve plumped for the site you see here.
The title of this post is “Hello World” which is the first program someone would write when learning a new computer language. Maybe that’s a sign of things to come…