Xbox One Controller

Press B to Begin

For several years now I’ve considered creating a gaming blog.  I’ve toyed with the idea of adding gaming content over on picnicerror.net, and have even posted a couple of articles on there in the past.  But I really wanted to keep the focus separate, and have a dedicated area with more of a “gamey” feel to it, and leave picnicerror.net to Business Intelligence, data, and other related stuff.  I’m an avid gamer, but have struggled in the last year or so (coincidentally since my daughter was born) to make as much time for gaming as I might like.  I’ve also got plenty of opinions and thoughts on the industry that I feel like sharing.

Hence, Press B To Parent.

I’ll build up the content and appearance over the coming weeks, and there will likely be some DNS changes as well, so please bear with me.  In the meantime, you can read more about the reasons for this blog existing on the About page, or Contact me if there’s anything you’d like to see, request, or share.

UPDATE: Obviously this has all changed as you’re now reading this on picnicerror.net!  I decided to keep everything together under one roof and maintain it as a personal blog, rather than separating everything out.  #nofilter 😀

5 Observations from Microsoft Build 2016

Microsoft’s Build conference for 2016 took place a couple of weeks ago, and true to form, there were a number of killer announcements and reveals for a number of services, tools, and frameworks, many of which are available today.  Not one to ever really post something when it’s actually relevant, here are a few of the things that jumped out at me from the event. Continue reading…

Possible downtime – Hosting Migration

Yet again I’ve let things slide and haven’t posted in a while.  This one’s nothing exciting.  I’m currently migrating to a new hosting provider, so any weirdness can be attributed to this.

Server migration in progress

I’m hoping to be back soon with some more up to date posts!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from picnicerror.net!

2014 has been a very quiet year on picnicerror.net.  Since moving job in April, things have been rather hectic, which has meant I’ve not had much time to post, despite having lots of good ideas for content.  I’m hoping to pick things back up over the holidays and get some content ready for the new year.  In the meantime though:

Merry Christmas ya filthy animal!

Merry Christmas to all, and here’s to a fantastic 2015!