This blog is four years old today.
Here are some of the popular posts from the past 12 months:
- Heads Up vs Heads Down, 26th January
- Ponoko Moko, 26th February
- Muzungu, 23rd March
- I <3 EFT-POS, 10th June
- LOAD * ,8,1, 18th June
- The Observer Effect, 20th June
- Beyond Tenure, 23rd September
This list is a lot shorter than in previous years. I’ve been doing just as much thinking and even writing, just not so much publishing, especially in the second half of the year.
Recently I’ve been working on a new series which will be posted here shortly, for your entertainment and amusement. So, stand by for those…
While I haven’t been as prolific in terms of blog posts this year, I have substituted a little with tweets.
It’s exactly two years since my first tentative tweet. This year I tweeted over 1100 times (mostly re-tweets, to be fair).
Here is a selection of some of my favourites:
I wonder if a farmer would find coding in objective-c as satisfying as I find digging a trench? Doubt it.
— January 12th
Now infected with Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid. Hopefully just the right amounts?
— February 16th
I really hate forms which ask me to specify an occupation. I need an “it’s complicated” option.
— February 17th
Amused by a business experience described as being “like a roller coaster” – what, up slowly, down quickly and ending back where it started?
— March 29th
Noise, Repetition, and Sleep Deprivation are all brutal torture techniques. Our 5 year old and 2 year old have perfected the combo.
— April 6th
“The cloud” is the latest technical term which technical people think everybody understands, but actually nobody does.
— May 7th
Lap pools or, worse, flow jet pools, are like Ab Flex machines for rich guys. It’s not the equipment that makes you fit.
— May 27th
In the US the nacho chips and coca-cola are bottomless, and as a result the people are not.
— June 24th
Just rain all day, no sign of spring, autumn or summer anywhere #rockretractions
— September 16th
Lots of companies want to be design-led like Apple. But few have a benign dictator with the necessary taste and good judgement to be CEO.
— November 4th
I hope you enjoy a happy start to the New Year!