Sam Doidge

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Eckhart Tolle

I wanted to write a post in case something happens to me and I can no longer post. Rather than an otherwise potentially alarming title, I’ve gone for a recent but profound teacher, Eckhart Tolle. What information would I want to pass on to others? The teachings...

10 Days of Silent Meditation

I wanted to write about a silent Vipassana meditation course I recently went on. When I was there, I couldn’t read or write, and had time to think about what I would write if I could. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sam Doidge...

You Should Probably Stop Consuming Seed Oils

After indulging over the Christmas period, and contracting Covid, I was feeling not-great. This led me to more diet research, and to seed oils which I had seen mentioned as being bad for you on various platforms across the Internet. Hours of research later, I embarked on...

Why I believe in Bitcoin

I’ve been meaning to write this down for a while. As Bitcoin hits the $1400 USD mark, I thought now is a good time. Core strengths Decentralised Censorship-free I view Bitcoin’s current position as very similar to gold - but with more utility, due to its digital...

Art Update

I used to browse a blog full of graphs and charts (Jesse’s Café Américain), but on the periphery were old posters and advertisements of a bygone era. I think this added something to the website. It brought some humanity - we are humans, after all.. and depending...

Italian Fields

Another new design. I’m placing the Italian farm/fields image below as a monument to my last design. This is actually an old design of mine, as seen on the Internet Archive. Italian fields Remaining tasks There are several tasks remaining for the new design: Fix blockquote display....

Revelations

This post is probably a marker that I have to split my personal and technical posts, but onwards. My recent holiday has been a revelation to me, and I’m feeling very positive. Asher Durand, The Beeches, 1845. I discovered it when viewing Romanticism art, and it appears...

Romanticism

I’ve had a reminder to post the following image for ages, and now I’ve been putting into practise the lessons from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - I thought I should post. Asher Durand, The Beeches, 1845. I discovered it when viewing Romanticism art, and...

Lists

Sharing a Pro Tip with you guys: Lists. Lists, specifically to-do lists, are very powerful. They allow us to take things off the mind, but them onto paper (or an app) and we now only have to remember one thing - to look at the list. This...

Redesign

Evolution, not revolution is the approach I have taken. I was inspired by the view of the future and software / technology in the brilliant film Her. Something I wanted from a redesign was to increase simplicity and remove unnecessary css transitions and shadows. Things are visually...

Fraser Island does not have more sand than the Sahara desert

My friend Neil mentioned the claim ‘Fraser Island has more sand than the Sahara desert’ when viewing footage of Fraser Island tonight, it sounded almost unbelievable. Googling the claim, several results came up. Two Australian tourist sites stating this is a myth, while 2 tourist blogs recite...

Fifa Trader

Fifa Trader connects to Fifa 13′s unpublished API to allow automated bidding and selling of Ultimate Team cards. Connection to FIFA servers possible from work done by numerous others on GitGub, my GitHub fork contains a current working app for ps3 accounts: https://github.com/samdoidge/FIFA13-Ultimate-Team-Search. Search screen once logged...

Aether Logo

A logo for a prospective web company.

Minimalism

I’ve been making my room more minimalist. The catalyst for this being a love for simplicity and the beauty within it. Coming back from holiday I want any future moving to be as easy as possible. Clutter causes stress and distractions on the brain on a conscious...

Strength

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. - Marianne Williamson Ok so going a bit deep with this post, but I think it’s worth sharing. Some realisation of this started with going to a rowing...

PintBet

Pintbet logo and strap line on the home screen. Users screen with ‘sparkline’ graph showing profit trend. Events Screen Tip Screen

Unlearn Your MBA

David Heinemeier Hansson does it again, more inspiration for doing your own startup. He’s real.

The Dissertation

Yeah… that little thing. I wanted to produce something that would be useful and new, not a rehashing of what has been done before, something cutting edge in web design / user experience, etc. It turns out this isn’t really an option, and a rough proposed topic...

wikidtutorials

This was a concept for a collaborative user-created tutorial site (and still a good idea), hence the wiki.

ur.gigs Website

This was produced as part of a university assignment - A user contributed gig review site built in PHP and using the last.fm API.  I went with a simple, and clean visual style.

hackrhackr Logo

The logo compromises two abstract h letters. Inspired by symbols from The Matrix.

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