New Years resolutions-ish

Posted on December 31, 2015

Last year I wrote a big long list of New Years resolutions, and for the most part I failed. The only thing I did managed to do is cut out sugar in my coffee, which considering the amount of coffee I drink that's no mean feat. So this year I decided to do something different, rather than try to do everything all at once I'm going to set myself a challenge each month, and in order to keep track of these challenges I have one resolution and that ...

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Big thanks for 2015

Posted on December 31, 2015

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported me for the last year and helped make Hack Oldham what it is today. A year ago it was just an idea, and now here we are just 12 months later with a well equipped space, dozens of members, plans to move into a 3000 sq ft 2 story high street unit in a few months time and even a full time volunteer starting next week to get us organised. As much as I can be a miserable people hating grump, ...

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Popup Bikes

Posted on April 3, 2014

Yesterday I had a meeting in Manchester city centre, and decided to cycle in, its the furthest I've rode since my back surgery but more about that later, I knew I I'd have to leave the bike for a couple of hours so wanted to find somewhere secure to leave it. I'd seen popup bikes on Facebook when a friend checked in there so I though I'd check it out, so I hopped on the bike and headed for Manchester, The ride there was easy enough, 5 miles ...

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Sanctuary Gaming Night

Posted on April 1, 2014

I've recently got into playing werewolf, and like many geeky activities one thing leads to another and before you know it you are hopelessly addicted. I'd heard talk about the other games people had played but for me, my table top gaming ended with Monopoly and I really didn't fancy Dungeons and Dragons, it simply looks like too much hard work. Yesterday a friend Claire tweeted that she was going to Sanctuary Manchester a gaming night held ...

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Werewolf

Posted on February 23, 2014

On Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of playing Werewolf with the Manchester Werewolf Chapter in the Northern Quarter, who I discovered on Meetup.com Ive seen werewolf being a played at a number of barcamps however never had the chance to play myself, so when I stumbled across the group in Manchester I thought I'd give it a go. Werewolf is a game of deception and manipulation. It has infected almost every significant digital event around ...

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