So as part of my move to Manchester I now ride a bike most days either as part of my commute or just to get into town.

This new section on my blog will record my thoughts regarding my cycling adventures.

As recommended by Julio d’Escrivan I have been using Strava to track my rides and while Strava is designed for athletes I have found it very useful.

While I have found it interesting to see how much distance I am covering I have found that the ‘gamification’ of my journeys has added a very enjoyable aspect to them and driven to ride faster and get fitter. I am however very conscious of the fact that this gamification could prompt me to take risks while cycling so I am very careful to avoid that.

Working with python at the moment for the HELOpg Slime Project and needs to remove the duplicates from a list in python and found this great little method.

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myList = list(set(myList))

` Found [online][1]. [1]: http://love-python.blogspot.co.uk/2008/09/remove-duplicate-items-from-list-using.html

So this is something I always forget how to do, so I am going to post it here so I don’t lose it and perhaps it will be off use to others.

M-x load-file

Found via http://www.saltycrane.com/blog/2007/07/how-to-reload-your-emacs-file-while/

Adam Jansch and I are commenting on HackManchester for 24 hours, the stream is below.

Part 8 The End

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Find out more about HackManchester at https://hackmanchester.com/ or via #hackmanchester on twitter.

So today marked the day I completed my move out of Huddersfield; I am now a resident of Manchester.

Susanna, the cats and I are all now across in Manchester though I expect to be commuting to Huddersfield University as I continue lecturing there. (More about my work this year later this month.)

A quick reminisce about the past and the cool things that have happened in Huddersfield, the establishment of the Inclusive Improv, Week(end) of Speakers, Creative Pact, The Huddersfield Experimental Laptop Orchestra, HELOpg, the starting of The Audio Podcast, HWOP, the formation of the On Time Production House, the 2011 ICMC UnConf, hosting Sonic Arts Meeting Groups and the Laptop Christmas Party – many of these will continue.

The Manchester move is really exciting prompted by various work opportunities and a desire for a change of pace and scene. I will however miss the various friends and the church I have attended in Huddersfield.

I have been talking about the move on my daily podcast as part of creativepact.

The move has also trigger a reconsideration of priorities as I feel a return to commercial work with a strong ethical focus, consequently I all ready have a number of secret projects I can not share fully. But internet and housing are in the mix.

And https://hackmanchester.com/ looks really cool.