Thoughts on work, the web, and the world

27 Nov 2015
It's becoming a cliche these days to talk about the overwhelming pace of life, the combination of stress, overwork and information overload that assaults us every day, but sometimes we all need to slow down.
16 Nov 2015
As I start porting the modules I maintain to Drupal 8, I'm hitting a few places where things haven't been intuitive to me. I'll try to work on the documentation when I get a chance, but in the meantime I figured it would be worth writing up a few notes.
9 Oct 2015
From a front-end point of view, most of the noise being made about changes from Drupal 7 to 8 have been around Twig and the libraries API.
30 Sep 2015
OK, so the title is maybe a little irrelevant and inflammatory, but what's wrong with a little clickbait once in a while?
23 Sep 2015
In the last year or so, I've started getting into running, and while I definitely wouldn't call myself a proper runner, I'm improving.
4 Sep 2015
I'm sure most developers have had the experience of buying a book on a new programming language, working through the first couple of chapters, being completely uninspired, and giving up on it. So you built a hello world app, who cares? Even if you make it through the whole book, what have you achieved?
2 Sep 2015
It’s good to take the opportunity to clean up your code as you go along, especially on big projects that will be maintained for a while. After all, the chances that you'll go back and fix those little things later is pretty slim.
2 Sep 2015
Ahead of the recent tube strike, a colleague asked for advice on getting from Vauxhall to Euston.
26 Aug 2015
I’ve never understood why so many people default to taking the lift. I’ve worked with dozens of people who pay good money to go to the gym, and then take the lift when they get to the office.
9 Jun 2015
I must confess to being mildly obsessed with my Strava statistics. I love knowing how steep the hills are that I've ridden up, and how many hundreds of people are faster or slower than me. One of the features I like is the ability to set yourself weekly goals for cycling and running.