Around six weeks ago I was chatting to Rachel about the "old days" of web development. At one point in the conversation I described the tradition of the May 1st Reboot.
It had been a long time since I'd thought about the reboot but when I first started learning web development it was an exciting occasion that I awaited eagerly each year. Read more
Still annual. Oh yeah.
Though this year I'm actually a day (and a bit) late. I would have been on time, but yesterday I was riding my bike, reading on trains and hanging out with excellent people. Next year I'll be back on schedule. Promise.
A quinquennium of blogging.
I had a plan (the almighty pattern) for this post. I've been drafting it on and off in my head for the past few days. I knew the date was approaching, I knew I had to sit here once again, figure out something to say and remember how to do Markdown links.
However, before I get to the main bit (fear the pattern) something rather interesting happened... Read more
I noticed a few weeks ago that this date was approaching, and I was hoping to find the time to put together something that represented the year I have had, but other things have got in the way. Read more
As already mentioned I have left my previous job and have moved on to pastures new.
These new pastures also happen to be somewhat familiar as it turns out I'm going to be spending a lot more time in the study of the flat I already inhabit.
I'm going freelance, flying solo, founding a company, starting a business, or however else you like to phrase the risky exchange of a consistent salary in favour of more creative freedom. Read more
The example he uses is the OSX Calculator.app which mimics a real-life object almost exactly. By definition then, it is also not as good as a piece of software designed without those limitations. Read more
Music gets me through the day. It helps me focus, reduces distractions, allows me to plough through boring tasks and lets me head-bang whilst I code.
Over the years I have amassed a fair collection which is now stored completely digitally and continues to grow as I discover new records. Read more
One of the key things I wanted to do when it came to redesigning this site was simple: Have Fun. Luckily, I had a blast, and have ended up with something I am truly proud of. Having fun as a target meant one thing was completely out of the question and that was testing in Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Read more
This week I had the pleasure of attending two gigs in Camden, London. The first at KOKO and the second at the Electric Ballroom. This meant I was able to see six live acts in total. Each of them put on a great show and what follows is a sort of review and at the very least a collection of thoughts on the noise they all made. Read more