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This is me today post health check. 5ft 11 and now 12 stone which did surprise me. 6 years back I was only 10 stone. Apparently I am 1 BMI point off being over weight.

The health check also revealed that my blood pressure is high, so high I’ve been given a month to do something about it. I’m one of those people that looks healthy but am not. 6 years of being idle will do that.

Gave up smoking about 8 years ago and gave up alcohol 4 months ago, but replaced it with chocolate and candy. I can’t remember the last time I ate any vegetables.

Now I have to start to exercise again and eat healthier 😳

Six Month alcohol #detox

It’s the first Friday in my six month alcohol detox. Friday and Saturday were normally the nights that I’d have a wine or two, or a bottle of wine or two, depending on how rough the week had been.

This Friday will be a good test. My plan for the first week and a bit is to take milk thistle to just give my liver a helping hand. The rest of the six month challenge will be done without any detox supplements, definitely not detox teas, they do more harm than good. They strip the body of good nutrients too.

Healthy diet and exercise is my way ahead for the next six months.

Ubuntu Touch

For me the thing that stops me fully committing to #ubuntutouch from ubports is #OpenStore There are no official apps, ie no official Instagram / Facebook / Twitter apps.

If you want to be the alternative to iOS and Android you need to learn the lessons from the failures that went before. Windows Phone being a prime example. By the time they got official apps from Instagram / Twitter / Facebook etc it was too late people had moved on tired of waiting.

Until official apps hit the Ubuntu Touch platform it will be just a hobby for me and not a daily driver.

Close Shave

You wonder why I keep trying with double edge razors and am now trying out single edge razors. Look at this picture of a bastion of the sea, a ray swimming through our shite and more importantly plastic. Cartridge razors are blades housed in plastic and can’t be recycled. Only one brand that makes cartridge razors recycles them, but the shave is horrific and that’s a bit sad. So I am trying in all ways to find a shave that works that isn’t using plastic, specially plastic in parts that need disposing.

Criticise me for posting lots of shaving pictures, but don’t be ignorant why I do.

Human after all

It has been a very long time since people made music and someone then reorganised and moved parts of that music around. I have DJ’d and messed around with music for more years than I care to remember. For the last few years I have stepped away from remixing and megamixes.

One of the very first things that got me into this line of pain and pleasure was this album. Human League Unlimited Orchestra. Basically it was the Dare album reimagined by Martin Rushent.

I always thought my influences were ColdCut, S’Express, Bomb the Bass, etc etc, the list is genuinely endless. But it alway harks back to this album.

I’ll be back soon with one of my megamixes, yep it’ll go on way to long lol. Just look at my stuff on MixCloud for that lol.