More new music online

I’ve just uploaded a bunch of new tracks:

Revisited

8 new remixes – listen here.

  • Stormy Shores
  • Clear Blue Skies
  • Morning Exploring
  • Rainforest
  • Candlelit Cavern
  • No Way Out
  • Into Darkness
  • Twisted Vision

Voyage into Space

A new album with 9 tracks – listen here.

  1. Rocket Fuel
  2. Leaving the Planet
  3. Industrial Evolution
  4. Crystal Beach
  5. Comet Chasing
  6. Lost in Space
  7. Meteor Shower
  8. Uncharted Territories
  9. Ninth Dimension

Not sure where to start?

As there’s a lot of new tracks, I’ve also uploaded a selection to Soundcloud.

Enjoy the new music!

Music site updates – new albums and tracks

I’ve just finishing moving all of the content from my old music site (GFD Music) and merging it into my personal site. It didn’t make sense to have both sites, so I’ve combined the two.

Here’s a quick look: Music by Ben Barden

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Lots of albums! Albums 5, 6, 7 and 8 can be played online; I’ll be putting the earlier albums back online soon.

Album 8 (“Revisited”) is my latest project, currently a work in progress.

Album 9 (“Voyage into Space”) is upcoming.

Why I custom code my personal sites

The static route

When I built my first website, I wrote all of the HTML by hand. At that point, it was just HTML. It was annoying to replicate the navigation bar across every page, even though I only had a few pages to update.

I tried a few different methods, such as using frames, and adding the common code via Javascript. I also tried reducing the number of pages on the site that I needed to update, by adding a dropdown and opening some of the pages in a new window, sans navbar. The Javascript method stayed on the site for quite a while.

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Information overload: how are we supposed to keep up?

I’ve always been hungry for news. I like to know what’s happening – and I like to know when it happens.

The thing is, I feel I’ve reached saturation point.

I jokingly summed this up in a recent tweet:

Throw in Pokemon Go (I’m not ashamed to say I’m still enjoying it) and I’m torn between the buzz of feeling in the loop, and information overload.

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Different views: To-do lists

Here are two conflicting views on to-do lists.

Marissa Mayer, however, Yahoo’s CEO and former Google executive, explains that sometimes it’s making the list and prioritizing it that’s important—not finishing.

Source: Marissa Mayer Explains Why Having To-Dos Is Better than Finishing Them

Putting an activity on the TO-DO list is not the end, it is the beginning. DON’T CONFUSE PUTTING SOMETHING ON THE TO-DO LIST WITH GETTING SOMETHING DONE.

Source: The TO-DO List Is Your Enemy

I’m a great believer in to-do lists. However, I occasionally need a to-do item to clean up my lists!