4/1/2018 Stands up

4/1/2018 Stands up
4/1/2018 Stands up by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

The Christmas break is over and we are back up and running at band. No doubt many of our lips will be a little soft, but we’ll have two hours tonight to blow the cobwebs away and start preparing ourselves for the year ahead.

It’s going to be a busy start to 2018 too. We’ve got three contests to prepare for before the summer: the NEMBBA contest in February, the Area in early March and we are off to the French Open in June.

Happy days!

311/365 Platform 1

311/365 Platform 1
311/365 Platform 1 by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

Waiting for our train to Cambridge on a chilly Nottingham train platform.

My colleague Chris and I are heading down to the University of Cambridge for a short private conference with our testing opposites. The UoC test team are far more advanced in test automation than us, and Chris and I are hoping to pick up a few tips.

Looking forward to it (and the free lunch)

Bonus image of one of many massive bike tangles that can be found around the UoC campus


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306/365 Workshop

306/365 Workshop
306/365 Workshop by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA
The clocks going back at the weekend mean that my commute home is starting to coincide with the oncoming gloom. It’s also starting to get a bit chillier, so there’s a definite autumnal feel about it.

The canal is barely lit along the path, so it was nice to see some light coming from these workshop windows. These buildings are quite old a very knackered, but have a certain charm.

This image was edited initially within in the iOS Photos app, where I applied the ‘long exposure’ setting from the original Live photo. I do like the effect its had on the water.

Here’s an earlier edit I did before converting to black and white. I will definitely do colour photos for my daily project next year.


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292/365 Grey

292/365 Grey
292/365 Grey by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

The weather at Disneyland Paris has been uniformly wonderful. Hurricane Ophelia very kindly sucked up loads of hot air from the south and left it over France for us, so we had constant sunshine and lovely warm temperatures.

We are now back in the UK and the weather is shit. As expected. This is the scene during my walk home from work.

So grey.