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Moving Forward

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Out with the old and in with the new.

Towards the end of 2013, I decided that I was going to begin blogging more often (or at least try to) and that I was going to do so on my existing WordPress platform. It was not a decision made as part of my New Year's resolution for 2014 and indeed, it may never materialise.

I nevertheless took the first steps by removing all my old and unimportant posts as they felt like a distraction and dead weight. For the old and slightly more important posts (the ones that are bringing me traffic) I decided to update them (four actually) and to tag them as Legacy. I worked sporadically over a period of one month - as I have been busy - before I was finally satisfied to make a post about it today.

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Building a New Home

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It is unbelievable how I am able to think of so much to talk about and to write about when I am trying to sleep or when I am taking a shower; however, when I attempt to convey my thoughts, I am unable to synthesise the blob that is in my brain. For a long time (and even most recently) I have tried to convince myself that it was due to my insecurities and fear of creating an abomination of unguided thoughts, a Frankenstein. I am a master to countless number of Frankensteins and one need only browse my archives to discover them. Perhaps once I have developed an environment that is conducive for the interaction of my thoughts and my social skills (writing and speaking in this context) will I be capable of overcoming this obstacle - the "right state of mind".

I Don't Care, Really

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I am well, thanks for asking. It has been a while since I posted anything here. There are a few reasons why but I guess the main reason is my fear of judgement by others. It is the same reason why I have deleted most of my blogs in the past a few months after I have created them.

Web Design & Development Bookmarks - Part 2

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The following is a re-mastered collection of bookmarks from March 2012 comprising of what I deem are useful web design and development resources, libraries, articles, etc. They were obtained from a variety of sources such as CodeVisually, Speckyboy, Smashing Magazine, NETTUTS and Hacker News.

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