Jesus!

I am so worn out on editing. This edit now has to go on-hold for a week after today due to the university being shut all of next week. So, all of next week will be fully focusing on tackling the mammoth amount of coursework still left to do, what a life.

I missed the McDonald’s breakfast today, damn. Time to go back to Final Cut Pro & being nice to it so it doesn’t crash, at least I’m out of here by 4pm today. I’m not all that worried about the deadline since I’ve come up with a strategy & most of the digital effects can be done from home, I’m going to Manchester this weekend for my mother’s birthday.

Plan for sunday? Well sleeping, hopefully.

Hello

Editing went well today and I feel a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulder. I’m (for once) nearly up to date with my coursework. I’m actually scheduling my life well – although it still involves staying up all night, getting no sleep, and getting straight back on with work as soon as I get home from uni.

Venting (don’t read this):

I STILL have 3 reports due. I’ve done half of the 1st one twice now but I’d like to have 2 done by tomorrow ideally (why does it feel so much later than 3pm?) I have a big production report and the whole edit due at the end of the month. The edit is actually the thing I’m least worried about but the report is looming over my head, but it should be okay – I have 3 weeks.

I also have to finish a solid plan for deploying new features on Squidwolf Hosting & maybe start tackling my huge reading list at some point? I said I would read The Hunger Games but I’ve only just reached the capitol & that was a year ago.

I NEED TO CALL THE START-UP LOANS PEOPLE!

I also need to make some time for making more YouTube videos & finishing the script for The Kitchen Gang…urgh, I’m either not busy at all or EVERYTHING comes around at the same time!

Yep

Zeitgeist The Movie

The most important film you will ever watch

So since this blog has really just been ‘Dom writes nonsense and reposts things’, I’m making a little list of things I think you should all watch. First on the list is Zeitgeist: The Movie, it is available on Netflix so there is really no excuse for not watching it since its all included in your subscription. For those of you who still haven’t got a Netflix account (what is wrong with you?!) then leave a comment & I’ll try to hook you up with a few months free or something, no promises though!

Oh shit, I have a boatload of emails to write & do 3 reports for next week. I also have a huge film to edit, maybe I should stay away from Minecraft tomorrow…

Bar Crawl madness!

One explanation of this would be that I spend more time making these dumbs videos than editing what I should actually be editing. I seriously scour editing bins and folders for clips of people looking typically “awkward”. They will ultimately end up in weird shit like this.

Enjoy! This took about five minutes to make of which several hours of potential productive time was wasted.

Weekend Warrior

This has been one busy week! Monday I was swamped with getting all of my uni work organised in an effort to make an attempt at finishing it. It started off as a nice day because I think when the sun is out during Winter time I dunno it just feels…epic, I can’t really explain it because I feel sad at the same time yet happy.

I spent all monday smashing through my first research paper & got it completed on time, amazing right?! I’m the sort of person which makes everyone who is a “time freak” nervous, I leave everything until the last minute and get everything finished within one 24 hour period and I’m convinced my best work comes out then.

Bryony’s photography exhibition opened this week & I’m really proud of what she managed to do, some really awesome work! Seriously if you are around Bolton near Market Place Shopping Centre at all before christmas you should head up there, grab yourself a Starbucks and go & check out the work. Although say for an unwanted guest it has been an awesome exhibition…I’m saying awesome a lot this post.

Right now I’m trying to get as much of my to do list finished as I can, I’m about halfway through my final two papers and then that is it for christmas! Rock on!

Essay help

I’m not sure there is a name for the affliction I seem to have. Whenever I get an idea my mind fills with thoughts but when it comes to getting these thoughts down on paper they all seem to come at once and I really struggle with structuring ideas. Whenever I start a new project, be it for university or for my business, I spend the best part of a week creating a plan.

The same thing happens when I write essays. Luckily, there is something called the “harvard outline” which..to be honest I’m not sure what its true purpose is, but it really helps be plan out an essay.

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Outlines come stock templates with the Apple iWork Pages application so if you are lucky enough to own a Mac computer then you are all set. If not (if if you do, just don’t own the application suite) I’ve uploaded templates that you can use if you think they’ll help you.

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Harvard Outline (Word)

Harvard Outline (Pages) (Compressed)

Harvard Outline (PDF)

My Outline

I’ve also found an awesome Harvard Referencing Generator which you just drop in a URL or an ISBN number and it automatically detects everything else. This is really awesome since a lot of the other generators want you to put in the title, date, author, and other information yourself before it’ll give you the string of text back.

This is the link but be patient as they have a lot of downtime, I’m guessing they are very popular.

Thats all for now, I hope this helps you if you are struggling with planning & stuffs!

Squid

November has come (and gone)

Wow! November went quick! It feels like it was only last week that I was in Piccadilly Gardens with the Manchester Anonymous collective. For those of you who didn’t hear, AnonManchester was there on 5 November.

What have I been up to? Well I’ve been the busiest I have been in quite a while. My university assignments are mounting up (and are all due in within 2 weeks), we are going ahead with the formation of Potion Forest LLP (all very exciting), and Squidwolf Syndicate’s hosting customers are steadily coming in.

Transforming Experience II was deployed, albeit almost two weeks late. As for Indigo House well it is now just me & Bryony, Matt left at the beginning of November and moved back in to his mother’s house. This is a strain on bills but Matt has agreed to still pay his share.

I saw Catching Fire this week at the midnight premiere in Bolton with Bryony, Lydia, and Matt. It was AMAZING!!! Seriously if you haven’t seen it then go watch…go watch NOW!

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What is coming up

Christmas! Obviously… Bryony is going to be with me this year with my parents & my grandmother. It doesn’t just stop there though since we will be all over the place in the space of a week going to Hebden Bridge, back to Bolton, to Manchester for Christmas Day, then down to Redding for New Year. A lot of people to visit in a short space of time.

People I want to see before the end of the year

Hopefully Soffi will get some leave & will be able to hang out in Bolton before Christmas but it is looking slim, I haven’t heard from her in a while; same goes for Hollie.

Peppermint Winter