New Years Resolution Update

This post was meant to come at the end of March as an update to this post after 3 months, but I figure that splitting the year into 3 and writing an update at the end of April is almost as good. It’s been 4 months since I thought about the things that I wanted to achieve in the first part of the year, and the whole point of writing them down was so that I felt more accountable for them and to come back and look at how far I’d got with what I wrote later on in the year....

New Year’s Resolutions

I’m not a huge fan of the ‘New Year, New Me’ stuff, but I do like to use the New Year as a time to set myself goals for the year and plan out how I’m going to achieve them. In my opinion, a lot of people try to do too much with their resolutions at the start of the year, or set long term goals without a plan or way to measure progress towards them, which leads to a lot of ‘failed’ resolutions. I’m writing my goals out so that I can hold myself more accountable to them, and to make...

Watches, ebay and false positives

Over the weekend I made a purchase on ebay, a Vostok (or Восток) watch from a store that sells them new from the factory. On Monday evening I got an email from ebay customer service saying that they had flagged my account as being used without my permission and that it had been locked. To be honest, this wasn’t a huge surprise as I don’t use ebay very often and to suddenly make a $50 purchase from a seller in Russia after months of inactivity is a bit suspicious. Getting my account unlocked wasn’t much of an issue at all, just 30 minutes...