I promised to ship a new piece of software today but I haven’t quite made it. Ironically it’s a tool for managing expectations, and visualizing likely delivery times for a given piece of work. It would have been useful! I hate making excuses, but it’s been a crazy month with lots of good interruptions (lovely… Continue reading Announcing ‘Done by When’
I’ve had an idea for a piece of software I think would be really useful. And rather than spend months thinking about and scoping it, I’ve set myself a deadline (deadlines are magic). The first version will ship by the end of this month. If I’ve not announced this new project on this blog by… Continue reading I’ve set myself a challenge
This week I’ve been reading Richard Dawkins’ The Blind Watchmaker and The Devil’s Chaplain, thinking about evolution, and how this topic could be better taught in schools. Or in many cases, just taught at all. Then today, I had a lesson in Pokemon from my 10 year old nephew… Now if we ignore the issues… Continue reading On Pokemon and evolution
Last year I wrote a novel. Admittedly, a novel I haven’t yet been able to bring myself to re-read for fear of what I may have written, but I wrote a novel all the same. And I managed to do it because of a deadline. It was an impossible deadline by all accounts of common… Continue reading On the joy of (self-imposed) impossible deadlines – AKA Magic Deadlines
I have a few blog posts sitting as drafts right now. I may finish them once I learn to change nappies with my eyes closed and catch up on lost sleep with my eyes open.
I’ve spent the last couple of weeks watching updates come in from my old band as they tour around Europe with some of my teenage heroes. It’s a bittersweet experience. It’s really great to see the band going strong, but I can’t pretend I’m not a little bit jealous. Teenage me would definitely give adult… Continue reading On wanting to conquer the world