Lessons learned and shared wisdom from a career software developer
How a four hour daily commute took me on a voyage of literary discovery into the darker corners of the human mind
A short history of the social internet landscape that led to the emergence of an unlikely instant messaging champion.
I need to make time to read again - if only to catch up with the unread mountain of books before they fall on me.
Posting words to the internet is a little like throwing spaghetti at the wall while cooking it - waiting for it to stick.
It's a powerful feeling, knowing that everything and everybody is eventually coming for you.
In chaotic times, putting one foot in front of the other is a remarkably reliable method of making progress.
How the "Couch to 5K" running programme has helped both mental and physical health during a year of lockdown
Lessons learned about procrastination after writing five thousand blog posts over the course of the last twenty years.
A reminder that authenticity, transparency, and honesty still count for something.
How flight simulation became an unlikely mental health solution during lockdown
I've always wanted to write a Chess engine, but never quite got around to it. I wonder if this way madness lies?
Writing online has become the Emperor's new clothes - people have been brainwashed to believe their writing should be short, snappy, direct, frequent, and focused.
The Raspberry Pi project reminds us that when we work together, share experience, nurture talent, and foster ingenuity, the world is a much better place.
Exploring the lessons games can teach us about ourselves, and the world around us.
Contemplating that those who will not share should perhaps not benefit from those that do.
Twenty years ago Linux swept through server farms throughout the world. Now it’s coming for hearts and minds.
Thoughts about belief, faith, and the collision with education, knowledge, and critical thinking.
How I survived a world filled with productivity apps, and returned to paper notebooks
Recounting the journey I took my daughter on when she showed interest in becoming a Happiness Engineer at Automattic
Looking back at the journal entries I wrote over a decade ago, while in the depths of the adoption journey. The first of a two part series.
Go slowly, be careful, plan ahead, eat your own dog food, and don't try to build Rome in a day.
Wouldn't it be good if a system existed that recorded what you were writing, and allowed you to look back at past changes - to find out how the text evolved?
The one where I resurrected several computers and operating systems from the distant past while wearing rose tinted glasses and getting nothing done.
An excerpt from a travel diary recorded during 2018, serving as a reminder of how the world once was, and how it might be once again.