What I done did in April 2022

Went down to London for the first time in 2 years

There was a four bank holiday in April that happened to coincide with my girlfriend’s birthday during which she wanted to go down to London and suggested that I go with so we can both see family. I wasn’t too big on the idea of going when everyone else would have had the same idea so we agreed to go a couple of weeks earlier to avoid the rush.

Completed Pencil Pirates

For my birthday in January I signed up for the first cohort of Pencil Pirates which started in late March. Unfortunately I was unable to really get the most out of the experience as I was busy whenever there was events but I was still able to follow the course after all the parts were published.

Launched Clime homepage

While I’m still working on Reciprocal.dev my mind is full of ways to improve the development experience and one of those ideas was nagging away at me so much I had to take some action on it.

Got Clime Proof of Concept built

After building the landing page for Clime I also decided to build a very basic proof of concept to understand how to build Clime should enough people want to use it.

Played Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Over the aforementioned four day bank holiday we had I bought the new Kirby game and really enjoyed playing it. I’ve not got massively far due to work commitments but when I have some spare time I jump into a level or two.

Had my first monthly entrepreneur meetup

A friend of mine who I talk to about music and business with suggested that we started a monthly entrepreneur call where we could share our successes and struggles with each other and set ourselves goals for growing our businesses.

Got my micro dark amp

I bought myself a little treat recently — an Orange Micro Dark guitar amp head and cab. Previously I’d been using Logic Pro to simulate an amp and while this was OK enough there’s nothing like a real amp.

The Micro Dark amp head is amazingly small and loud



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Colin Wren

Colin Wren

Currently building reciprocal.dev. Interested in building shared understanding, Automated Testing, Dev practises, Metal, Chiptune. All views my own.