Changed my life – Defy Designs http://defydesigns.co.uk Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:28:24 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Some thoughts and advice on a life of sobriety! http://defydesigns.co.uk/some-thoughts-and-advice-on-a-life-of-sobriety/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/some-thoughts-and-advice-on-a-life-of-sobriety/#respond Tue, 05 Jan 2016 14:32:49 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=464 It’s that time of year again! Resolutions, hopeful goals, idealistic mantras…call it what you want. One of the most common statements made some time between Christmas and New Year is “I’m going to ease up on/quit alcohol for (add time … Continue reading

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STOLEN: Fender Jaguar Baritone, Squire Jazz Bass and Squire Bronco. http://defydesigns.co.uk/stolen-fender-jaguar-baritone-squire-jazz-bass-and-squire-bronco/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/stolen-fender-jaguar-baritone-squire-jazz-bass-and-squire-bronco/#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2015 23:31:33 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=448 I woke up on the morning of the 19th of November to a text message from my bandmate that our studio space had been broken into and three of our instruments were stolen. This is not the kind of news … Continue reading

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Suicide awareness week/month/forever… http://defydesigns.co.uk/suicide-awareness-weekmonthforever/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/suicide-awareness-weekmonthforever/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 22:49:08 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=441 I don’t know if you’ve seen a plethora of Facebook statuses about suicide awareness week (September 6th – 12th), month (all of September), being copied and pasted around. Awareness is an excellent step, because it still frightens me to know … Continue reading

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From Designer to Developer – Talking at Design Stuff Cardiff http://defydesigns.co.uk/designer-developer-talking-design-stuff-cardiff/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/designer-developer-talking-design-stuff-cardiff/#respond Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:37:20 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=389 I’ve realised this has turned into quite a long post, somewhere between loads of photos and quite a few words, I’ve written a piece about my adventure in doing the talk and a bunch of advice on how I deal … Continue reading

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Essentials for… http://defydesigns.co.uk/essentials/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/essentials/#respond Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:42:01 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=344 In truth, I could write this about a whole bunch of things, essentials for good coding practice, shooting a video, guitar/bass set ups…but at the moment my life is almost entirely consumed by my training for the London Triathlon. This … Continue reading

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One of my favourite possessions in the whole world. http://defydesigns.co.uk/one-favourite-possessions-whole-world/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/one-favourite-possessions-whole-world/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:34:01 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=305 In this day and age of digital ownership, crazy things like record collections or having enough books to fill a library are frowned upon by certain people…I know, who knew? Not me thats for sure! BUT there are some items … Continue reading

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Two Zero One Four http://defydesigns.co.uk/two-zero-one-four/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/two-zero-one-four/#respond Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:56:57 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=265 With the new year in full swing, and the rather excellent content creation club REDmatter now back in full swing, I’ve got the kick in the butt to have something to blog about again! The first task for the year … Continue reading

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Gamlin’s Music Centre Cardiff – A recommendation… http://defydesigns.co.uk/gamlins-music-centre-cardiff-recommendation/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/gamlins-music-centre-cardiff-recommendation/#respond Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:41:28 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=251 I’ve written nice things about some of my favourite places in the past, Spillers Records, Fresh Baguette (many, many tweets), hidden gems in the music world, cult movies…but I’ve never written anything about the reason I have been shopping in … Continue reading

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An album that changed my life… http://defydesigns.co.uk/an-album-that-changed-my-life/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/an-album-that-changed-my-life/#respond Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:14:01 +0000 http://bloodsweatandbreakfastcereal.wordpress.com/?p=62 You may or may not know that I own somewhere in the region of 3000 CDs and at least 500 records (yes, it makes moving house difficult). So the thought of pining down a select few albums, out of the … Continue reading

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A book that changed my life. http://defydesigns.co.uk/a-book-that-changed-my-life/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/a-book-that-changed-my-life/#respond Sun, 25 Nov 2012 00:07:50 +0000 http://bloodsweatandbreakfastcereal.wordpress.com/?p=57 I’ve been thinking, as I often have when I am sat around the house doing very little, about what I should write about next and as I have moved house recently, I’ve turned over the proverbial rocks of my personal … Continue reading

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