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May 9, 2024: Unspoken expectations are pre meditated resentments Neil Strauss Wow.

Apr 22, 2024: Innovation is not linear, example #n Absolutely loved this 2020 article about Acorn, once a British computer company in the 80s and 90s you maybe haven’t heard of, and how it went …

Apr 17, 2024: 🍎 what an line (often misattributed to Leonardo da Vinci, apparently). I see the font everywhere in B2C websites now.

Apr 10, 2024: I love the smell of admin in the morning

Apr 6, 2024: Heroku - positive developments Positive things coming from Heroku re support for cloud native buildpacks and rebasing on Kubernetes. Their emerging AI support also interesting. …

Mar 31, 2024: Pompidou, Paris

Mar 26, 2024: Progress is fixing the problems of the previous generation, while also creating new ones. Except nothing is ever really new. As in life, as in code.

Mar 25, 2024: This excellent post is a reminder of the merits of “boring tech” in most companies of the world who aren’t Big Tech or AI startups antonz.org/stupid

Mar 23, 2024: Currently reading: Judas by Amos Oz 📚absolutely hooked on the characters and the setting of 1959 Israel

Mar 21, 2024: Wonderful Waterland by Graham Swift 📚

Mar 21, 2024: Bit too heavy in the end for me but .. tldr - Rasputin was a sexual predator, we know this, but the times he lived in were fascinating : Rasputin by …

Mar 15, 2024: GA4… GTM… Consent Mode v2.. GA… BiqQuery… you can all get in the sea 🌊

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: “Things 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 📚 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 📚 Along with everyone else 😆

Dec 31, 2023: Finished reading: Tokyo Express by Seicho Matsumoto 📚

Dec 28, 2023: 2023 list: Lessons by Ian McEwan 📚 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 📚 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 📚 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 📚 Historical account of British foreign policy and geopolitical positioning from Suez to Brexit. …

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

Dec 27, 2023: Finished reading: Helgoland by Carlo Rovelli 📚 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 📚 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 📚 Heavy (for me) but super interesting and, weirdly, relaxing.

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

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

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

Dec 27, 2023: Finished reading: Mayflies by Andrew O’Hagan 📚 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 📚

Dec 26, 2023: Great fiction: Termush (Faber Editions) by Sven Holm 📚 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 📚 Brilliant story about racism and privilege in 1980s NYC

Dec 26, 2022: Finished reading: Barrow’s Boys by Fergus Fleming 📚 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 …