Stuart McCulloch Anderson

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.


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My Blogs

Three days gone

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

Full disclosure, I hate reading self-help books. In my 670 library I think there are only 4 such books. That all said this post was spurred on from such a book. As many may...

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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.

EU rules on .eu domain names post Brexit

On Thursday the European Commission announced it would bar individuals and organisations from registering or renewing .eu domain names following the UK’s departure from the European Union. Since I own and operate a domain I’ve been obviously concerned.

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La Plagne 2018

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Importing Ski Tracks into Fitbit

While I was away skiing this year I got into conversation with a few people in our chalet – all of whom use and love Ski Tracks by CoreCorders. On evening it came up...

Restore Zimbra, OSE, from backups

This morning I thought to take advantage of the long weekend and update my Zimbra installation – this didn’t go as well as expected. Instead I ended up with a corrupted server. I was...

Seaton Cliffs and Auchmithie, Arbroath

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Week 1 Day 2

What a nothing day. I really don’t like Tuesday’s, it’s also it day which doesn’t help at all. But I started my day off with the same breakfast as yesterday but this time I...

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Pixel 2XL Camera

Its been a couple of weeks now and I’m loving my new phone. The camera is amazing.

Another Monday

It comes around sure as clockwork. I don’t hate Mondays, honest. I find them fairly harmless today more than most. I started my day with a mostly healthy breakfast. The problem I’ve got with...

Sunday’s Market

I started this weekend making the mistake of checking my weight graph. As I should have expected it’s sky rocketed since August, must be married life. But it’s probably a combination of things really,...

Protected: Our Honeymoon

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Our Honeymoon – For the Foodies

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Sharing via ViewRanger

I found this #Walking route and thought you’d like it. Via @ViewRanger

Driving while kissing a pretty girl

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves Albert Einstein

My Heart is and awlays will be yours

My Heart is and awlays will be yours. Sense and Sensibility

Protected: Our Wedding

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You are

You are the Peanut butter to my butter Water to my ocean Glaze on my donut Twinkle in my eye Best to my friend Shake to my bake Flip to my flop Milk to...