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Les' big crazy list of things to do

at some point, somewhere, somehow

Making the invisible visible.

I think it's important to have goals, no matter how ridiculous or corny they may be. It gives you something to strive for, something to keep you going when you think you can't. That's why I decided to collate a big 'ol list of things I want to do. I also find having a list also generally keeps me on track, forces me to finish things and stops me from getting side-tracked as much.

Anyway, onward!


  • Start a podcast
  • Start my own web-based business on the side
  • Become a proper big web-developer
  • Teach people things I know
  • Create a course for Udemy

Programming / Web Design

  • Become competent in javaScript
  • Become awesome at javascript
  • Become competent in SASS / CSS
  • Become equivalent of Jedi Master in SASS / CSS
  • Learn, implement and use SMACCS methodology
  • Learn more about design and design theory.
  • get used to using node.js
  • build a MEAN StackMongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js, NodeMEAN web-app.
  • build a cool node module and upload it to npm registry.
  • get down on git
  • Become competent in Bourbon / Neat
  • Learn everything there is to know Bourbon / Neat / Bitters
  • Become competent in Jade
  • Become awesome at Jade
  • Get to grips with C# and .NET
  • Get a grasp of Python and Django
  • Program an iOS app in Swift
  • Program an Android app in Java
  • Make some cool stuff in Processing
  • Collaborate with someone on a coding / art project
  • Get to know modX
  • Create a modX snippet.
  • Become a ModX modX calls itself a content management framework in that's it's designed to be able to be flexible and extensible enough to be used for almost any type of content management application. It's all built around the MVC pattern and makes building dynamic sites a sinch. No, they aren't paying me to say that. modX sensei.
  • contribute to an open source project on github

Life / Home

  • Apprender Español básico (Learn Basic Spanish)
  • ¡Apprender Mas Español! (Learn more spanish!)
  • 日本語を学びます (Learn Japanese)
  • Write a book
  • Write a novel
  • Buy a cask of whisky and sample it every year
  • Build my own server / computer
  • Grow my own vegetables
  • Grow veg to make my own home grown hot sauce
  • Brew my own booze
  • Brew my own pleasant-to-drink booze
  • Make my own cheese
  • Learn about sustainable tech and eco-engineering
  • Buy land somewhere warm
  • Build an off-grid eco-house (need the cash for this one!)
  • Get some chickens
  • Live the self-suffiency dream
  • Get my music played on the BBC
  • Sell some albums.
  • Sell more albums.
  • make a music video
  • Become big in Japan


  • Live in another country.
  • Road Trip around Ireland, have a pint of Guiness in Dublin
  • Road trip around France
  • Road trip around Spain
  • Road trip from Scotland to the Alps and back
  • Eat sushi / ramen / sake in Japan
  • Visit Africa
  • Camp in the Namib Desert
  • Travel to New Caledonia
  • Drink coconut water in Fiji
  • Eat a genuine Bengali curry in India
  • Take the Trans-Siberian Express The Trans-Siberian Express is a scheduled rail journey that starts in Moscow in the west of Russia and travels all the way to Vladivostok in the far east stopping in numerous places along the way. You can change trains in Irkutsk and travel directly to Beijing from there. Trans-Siberian / Manchurian Express all the way to Beijing
  • Visit the Great Wall of China
  • Go Tubing Basically involves sitting in a big rubber inner tube, usually from a tractor or other large vehicle, and riding it down the Mekong river, stopping at various pubs on the way downtubing in Laos
  • Ride a bike in Vietnam
  • Swim in the great barrier reef
  • Camp in the Australian outback
  • Visit Uluru
  • Visit the Amazon Rainforest
  • Go see some Mayan, Aztec and Olmec stuff
  • Do a tequila tour in Mexico
  • Visit Angel Falls, VenezuelaAngel Falls is the highest waterfall in the world, so much so that the water dissipates and only reaches the bottom as a fine mist.Angel Falls
  • Hike the Grand Canyon
  • Kip in the Mojave Desert
  • See wolves in Yellowstone
  • Hike the Appalachian Trail (or at least some of it)
  • Do The West Highland Way
  • Climb the mountain just outside my house
  • Climb Ben Nevis
  • Go Zorbing in New Zealand
  • View the Aurora Borealis in the middle of the Scandinavian Winter
  • Sit on the end of the troll tongue
  • Visit Svalbard
  • Experience weightlessness...