2020 Plans Reviewed

Review of plans for was a crazy year
4-minute read

Whitabootery
A look back on last year’s provisional plans blog post to review what, if any progress was made throughout what was an unprecedented year of challenges


Hoppy Days!

Heriot-Watt University PgDip course acceptance
3-minute read

Brewshido
As stated in my founding post for this beer focussed blog, I have future plans to one day establish a modest craft brewery of my own in rural Japan. In order to help achieve those goals I tentatively applied for the MSc Brewing and Distilling By Distance Learning course run by Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.


Why Pixelfed?

Why I host a Pixelfed instance
5-minute read

Whitabootery
Since December 2018 I have hosted a Pixelfed server, intended for family and friend use but in actuality currently only used by myself and very occasionally my wife. The reason that I’ve not applied a @dansup level of marketing to encourage my circle to move over to the platform yet is due to a few bugs and polish items that I am awaiting, but as we are edging closer to a version 1 release, I thought this might be a good time to jot down my thoughts on the application.


2020 Provisional Plans

Big plans for a busy year
6-minute read

Whitabootery
On our return from our most recent trip to visit my wife’s family in Japan I posted on my pleroma account about my ambitious plans for 2020 in order to hopefully facilitate a move to rural Japan as early as Spring 2022.

This article is an attempt to flesh the out a little and to have somewhere that I can more easily refer to for updates, amendments etc.


Crying Tears of Hazy Gold

Notes from brew day #2
10-minute read

Brewshido
Enthusiasm for my second brew day was very high, expectations were moderate and preparation was good (or so I thought). Enthusiasm for writing this blog post after the disappointing conclusion to the brew day was somewhat minimal, but at the me time I am a new brewer and I need to record failures as well as success if I am to learn from my mistakes!