I’ve been listening to podcasts for a long time and find them to be a huge source of inspiration. I was there for Diggnation (2005-2011!). In no particular order: The CSS Podcast. A couple of Googlers – Una Kravets and Adam Argyle talk us through all things CSS. There’s so much happening in CSS at…… Continue reading Podcasts I’m into right now
https://www.figma.com/blog/meet-us-in-the-browser/ Is it on or is it off? I saw this and I couldn’t tell if I was switching my preferences off or on. Some colour or pattern here, or even some text, would go a long way. Apart from that, the article highlights how closed mindsets, from even those that consider themselves open minded,…… Continue reading Is it on or is it off?
Last year I was invited to give some training on HTML and CSS as part of my employer’s graduate scheme. Some of the students have a degree in computery courses, others are new to the world of programming. I had to fill around 5 hours over two mornings. It went well. Well, the truth is,…… Continue reading I’ve been teaching
I had a Garmin watch. Which I wasn’t impressed with. It was just OK. The user interface and quality of their app store wasn’t good, and the user submitted watch faces embarrassingly bad. I liked being connected though. One day the whole watch reset itself and the watch face I had in there I couldn’t…… Continue reading No thanks Apple Watch
I’m not sure about MVP (Minimum Viable Product). I get the concept, and I agree with it—it’s an important concept within Agile, but I feel it gets misunderstood in software development as an excuse to let bad code through. That’s not entirely fair – the bad code, or rather, the shortcut code, often goes through…… Continue reading MVP
Hold your breath. …oh, and adding a few posts that I’ve written in the past.
Infrequently Noted I’m on a mission at the moment to bring in performance budgets at work. Page load speed has been disregarded for such a long time that it’s become a revolution to even get people thinking about it. Yet PB would complement all our KPIs – Engineering Quality and User Experience, among others. The…… Continue reading Performance Budgets
There’s a lot of complete dismissal of religion and god(s) when I chat with people. I’m not going to go into my beliefs here—At the moment I don’t assign myself to any religion. However, I do feel that these folk, because they don’t believe in god(s) are also denouncing many forms of spirituality because it’s…… Continue reading Dismissal
https://www.monbiot.com/2019/05/15/net-curtains/ Literally every aspect of everything we do, eat, consume, is industrialised beyond sustainability. Owned by the very very few, supported by government, with propaganda fed back to us paid for by us. Smile. How can this go on? How much longer can we sit here paying our mortgages, contributing to this by enjoying consumerism…… Continue reading Endgame
https://youtu.be/5MuIMqhT8DM Wow. Sleep. You NEED sleep. Without it you will not perform well, at anything. In my previous post I talked about imposter syndrome. I’m having a bout of it now. I am also not sleeping particularly well at the moment. It’s only been a few days – not weeks or anything – but I…… Continue reading Sleep