The conference was superb. A really good range of speakers covering a multitude of topics. Some inspiring, some very practical, some not about code at all. I love that this conference is right here in my home city. World class right here.
Choice - it’s often heralded as a good thing. Consumer choice. “We give people the choice”. I find choice tiring. There’s too much of it. We are inundated with it in everything we do. Many times it’s stopped me buying things altogether. I just can’t be bothered to deal with the fear of buying the [...]
I became aware of Svelte today, https://svelte.dev/blog/svelte-3-rethinking-reactivity, it sounds very interesting. The video of the presentation “Rethinking Reactivity” from “You Gotta Love Frontend Code Camp” is well worth a watch (embedded on that page). There are some very interesting ideas in there. The virtual DOM is not used to compare the difference between changes, it [...]
Last night I saw Samiam play at the Union as part of Manchester Punk Festival. I love Samiam. I’ve been listening to them for many years. They’re in important part of my musical history. Last night was the 4th time I’ve seen them. Maybe 1997 was the first time at the Duchess in Leeds. Then [...]
I stopped listening and reading to the news a while ago. I found everything depressing. Depressing to the point that it was affecting me directly. Global issues made me think there was no hope, and issues more close to home, violence against others, and especially any form of child abuse would make me feel very [...]
In the past I've been very bad at saying no to requests for my help and I've found myself stretched thin. Not to say that these things weren't beneficial, but at times it caused a lot of stress. Over the past 2-3 years I've practiced saying no and I'm now much more comfortable doing it. [...]
Do you clean your home? Do you take your rubbish out? Have a tidy up? When it’s aged do you redecorate? When your needs change do you remodel? Why? Things get used, your needs change over time… you need to keep a mental model of where things are so you can find them. When you [...]
I saw this on Jeremy Keith’s blog/journal, which I liked a lot, The events of the world do not form an orderly queue, like the English. They crowd around chaotically, like Italians. —The Order Of Time Which I sent to my mum, because I thought she’d like it too, to which she responded with how [...]