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Feb 12, 2024: Another AI enabled glasses product. Although this one looks like it’s been made for humans, which is refreshing: https://brilliant.xyz

Jan 19, 2024: This is a well-written manifesto on JS based web development: ahastack.dev We use Astro for wonderbly.com with some React for interactivity and it …

Jan 11, 2024: β€œThings can only get better” (famously used by UK Labour in 97) just came on radio. Got me fired up for a general election, we need one!

Jan 10, 2024: Currently reading: October, October by Katya Balen πŸ“š Oooh this is a good one, kids are hooked

Jan 1, 2024: Year in books for 2023 I actually finished more than this but only started tracking recently. Top of the fiction list is surely Lessons followed closely Bonfire of the …

Dec 31, 2023: Currently reading: Babel by R πŸ“š Along with everyone else πŸ˜†

Dec 31, 2023: Finished reading: Tokyo Express by Seicho Matsumoto πŸ“š

Dec 28, 2023: 2023 list: Lessons by Ian McEwan πŸ“š Possibly my favourite novel of the year. Mesmerising.

Dec 27, 2023: Sailing goals for 2024: to be a (somewhat) competent member of a crew

Dec 27, 2023: Bye for now omg.lol, you were great

Dec 27, 2023: Finished reading: Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard πŸ“š Incredibly moving. First time reading Ballard so this was an eye opener as the book is quasi …

Dec 27, 2023: Finished reading: Luster by Raven Leilani πŸ“š Arresting novel about a woman who has a relationship with a married man and becomes part of his family. …

Dec 27, 2023: Finished reading: Britain Alone by Philip Stephens πŸ“š Historical account of British foreign policy and geopolitical positioning from Suez to Brexit. …

Dec 27, 2023: Finished reading: Imperium by Robert Harris πŸ“š I have a new hero: Cicero

Dec 27, 2023: Finished reading: Helgoland by Carlo Rovelli πŸ“š I don’t know what it is about Rovelli, but I find his writing so relaxing and perfect to read …

Dec 27, 2023: Finished reading: Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis πŸ“š Zorba personifies my best and longest friend and this touched me because of that. I plan to …

Dec 27, 2023: Finished reading: The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli πŸ“š Heavy (for me) but super interesting and, weirdly, relaxing.

Dec 27, 2023: Finished reading: Case Study by Graeme Macrae Burnet πŸ“š Really recommend this, great read.

Dec 27, 2023: Finished reading: The Wolf-girl, the Greeks and the Gods by Tom Holland πŸ“š Great story, beautifully illustrated, read to the kids and they loved it.

Dec 27, 2023: Finished reading: Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov πŸ“š Interesting idea, although I found the plot meandered a fair bit

Dec 27, 2023: Finished reading: Mayflies by Andrew O’Hagan πŸ“š Loved this, made me cry. Mates eh.

Dec 26, 2023: It’s that one and only time of year that I look at my blog, make all sorts of promises that _this is the year _ that I finally take it …

Dec 26, 2023: Currently reading: Babel by R πŸ“š

Dec 26, 2023: Great fiction: Termush (Faber Editions) by Sven Holm πŸ“š Dark and engaging short story about people locked away in a hotel after a nuclear disaster

Dec 26, 2023: Great fiction: The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe πŸ“š Brilliant story about racism and privilege in 1980s NYC

Dec 26, 2022: Finished reading: Barrow’s Boys by Fergus Fleming πŸ“š Brilliant real life adventure mixed-up with the politics of a lonely super power looking for …

Dec 26, 2021: Top books of 2021 Here’s some of the books I read in 2021 that stood out: Britain Alone - Philip Stephens Historical account of British foreign policy and …

Apr 26, 2021: Engineering career ladder This note was orginally written for the Wonderbly dev team in 2017. At the time, the team had about 20 devs, split into three squads, each with a tech …

Apr 1, 2021: How to write PRs date: 2021-04-01T20:45:15.133Z title: How to write PR descriptions summary: Wonderbly’s guide to the art of creating a good PR The words below …

Mar 26, 2021: Coding for other people The words below are part of the Wonderbly developer guide. All credit should go to Hraban Luyat. He’s an incredibly smart guy and you’ll …

Jan 26, 2021: Simple sprint planning This note outlines a simple process for managing a backlog of work. It is basically a slimmed down version of Scrum. Or a mildly pimped up version of …