My name is Stuart, online I go by NxFIFTEEN or nxad for short. I’m a caffeine dependent life-form, often happiest when things don’t work so I get a chance to fix them again.

I eat the whole apple core because I can’t be bothered going to the bin, admit it, you’ve done it. No, I have not lost my mind – it’s backed up on cassette somewhere, I just can’t find a walkman anywhere.

For almost two decades I have loved all things science fiction or technology. I write software, mostly in PHP – please forgive me I’m leaning NodeJS too. I may have been analogue at birth, but I’m digital by design.

I can no longer remember who I stole my bio from or why.


Three days gone

My Blogs

Second day

Second day, still something to be proud of

First day in York

First day in York! Off to a flying start

Service Interruption

As many of you will have noticed we’ve been having intermittent down time this year. While I can still boast of 91% uptime over the last 30 days, that doesn’t really seem enough and...

Protected: Before & After

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Newtonmore Glen

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The Falls of Bruar

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La Plagne 2016

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Do you charge friends and family for your time?

This is a question most people who, at any level, class themselves as self-employed. During my research I found this quote I love. You know you’re a hairdresser when your invited to a dinner...

Everybody Writes

The only way to improve my writing is by writing. So what do I write about? I intend to write more tutorials and how to guides, but since I’m resolving to give my work...

Self Control Isn’t Working Anymore

As many may know I’ve been on a health journey for more than a few years now. And to say I’ve been taking the seismic route is just a polite way of saying “five...

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What is food

We all need it and we all eat it. We have a relationship with food and I think that relationship defines our health. I want to eat healthily, but I’ve not been for years...

Friends Don’t Let Friends See Ads

I’ve run this site for years and like all things it costs money. Hosting, domain names and even some of of the Wordpress plugins I use and highly recommend. These things all have costs involved, costs I happily fork out each year. I’ve tried monetizing this site in the past with little or no success, yet I’ve decided to try once more. But this time I’m thinking about it. I have come up with a plan.

Growing My Site

My site has been kicking around the months, with periodic bursts of content. The strange thing is as I look back at the last few months there’s hardly a day gone by where I’ve...

Week 17 Day 2 – What Can I Do

I’ve been at this whole fitness and health lark for almost six years and yet I’ve never weighed more, or felt so unfit.