Running the London Marathon

Nearly 4 years ago now my first child was born which was fantastic, what was not so fantastic was the sleepless nights and the hard work in those first few months. This coupled with being a few weeks before Christmas and having a house full of chocolates and indulgent food…

Weekly Roundup #1

This is the first in a weekly series of posts mainly for my own benefit to document what I have been up to for the week, some of this is related to my day job so I may redact stuff to protect the innocent. Whilst browsing reddit I stumbled on…

My Gear 2018 - The Remote Edition

Back in the days of my first failed attempt at blogging I wrote a post on the gear I was using for my day to day development since then I have moved to a fully remote job and gradually built up my office space. I plan to write a post…

On Strava Integration Or How Exercise Can Be Fun

For the last few years I have been running on a pretty regular basis, clocking over 20 miles a week most of the time. Joining a running club has certainly helped with motivation but the thing that has kept me going back for more is Strava. Not much pleases me…

Rise Of The Machines

For a long time it puzzled me how something so expensive, so leading edge, could be so useless. And then it occurred to me that a computer is a stupid machine with the ability to do incredibly smart things, while computer programmers are smart people with the ability to do…