2016

So I know I have failed to blog in the last few months, but I thought I would take this opportunity to round up 2016 for me.

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I Am Martin - New Logo

A New Logo

Nearly 10 months ago I launched my blog here on iam.martinhaynes.me. In my first post, I set out the aims and topics that I wanted to cover. One such goal was to build a custom theme been creative and a web developer I wanted to stamp my personality on here. Obviously so far this hasn’t happened and as of today 5th Oct I am still using the first theme I installed. There are a few reasons behind this, one I wasn’t sure what visual style I wanted to take with the blog and, two been simply time in order to work on the theme. I have however been working on the visual style and theme in the background and today I wanted to share the new logo. I also thought I would share some of the process of getting it to here.

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So I have not managed to post in over 2 months, there are some reasons for this, and been dead isn’t one off them.

  1. I have been working on a number of side projects and small development tasks, I am building a new product.
  2. I have been trying to build my theme for this blog.

But the biggest reason, is as you may know I work for the UK Game developer “Creative Assembly“, and if you follow the game industry at all, we are currently building the biggest game of 2016 “Total War : WARHAMMER” (Yeah go pre-order it now) out the 24th May 2016. I have therefore been supporting the business in developing the game, developing new features and building the online presence.

I am hoping to get back in to the swing of weekly blog posts in the next couple of weeks, I also want to redesign and re-launch my blog with my awesome custom theme.

For now enjoy this awesome trailer for Total War : WARHAMMER

As you have no doubt notice I have taken a short break from blogging for the last two weeks. I plan to post again this week and then start posting weekly again.

I also recently lost my wonderful pussy cat Pepsi (pictured above).

Pepsi 1996 – 2016

Hi I am Martin Haynes (see the domain makes sense) , and I am a Nerd! I am proud of been a Nerd, at the end of the day us nerds are what make the modern world possible. From your smartphone to Facebook its all created and maintained by nerds. I have been inspired by friend Adriana (Runs Kurberry, A Lifestyle Blog) and the writings of Aaron Swartz to start writing a blog. My blog is going to be about my life as a successful 21st Century Nerd. It will cover everything from movies, books, TV shows, Video games and Technology and all facets in between. It is also likely to stray in to the Internet, the single greatest invention of mankind since the printing press, as well as digital rights and privacy. I am passionate about the internet it lets us learn, talk and write about whatever interests us. Its this passion and believe in the internet that drove me to build my career in it. I have been tinkering with the web since the early days of the 90’s first building websites in my spare time, and now leading the web development team at the UK game studio Creative Assembly.  I plan to post something every week, in order to get into the habit of writing so please follow a long, you can also find me on twitter @martinhaynes where you can digest a more regular and shorter stream of consciousness.

For other nerds out there this blog is hosted at Media Temple and build on WordPress, I am planing and working on a complete custom theme for WordPress to make this install my own. For those who wonder about writing, I am currently using Evernote to capture my thoughts and structure blog posts

Update

If you have hit this post direct and are interested in how I am hosting the site please read the post Moving on