- First language: BBC BASIC
- Had difficulties: Assembly
- Totally hate: ASP/VBScript
- Loved: HTML forever!
- For beginners: Ruby
Highly recommended: Stewart Lee’s Sharknado / Alan Bennett routine. Even better when the stage props fail.
New wallpaper: the global #ShowYourStripes climate crisis graphic to remind me every time I pick up my phone.
In enemy territory for a meeting
Pre-ordered an iPhone 11 Pro earlier this afternoon, silver, 256GB. And so begins the passing down of devices through the family.
I seriously considered the 11 but have been spoiled by the OLED screen on my X and didn’t want to downgrade to LCD.
Hottest day of the year (up around 34C) at the local village fete. Tombola win, burger, nice pint of real ale, ice cream and now home to cool down in front of the cricket.
Group photo with my CTO colleagues from eBay Classifieds Group at our annual Tech Hack event in The Hague
A few photos from the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta in Scheveningen last week
Flying off to The Hague for a week for work this afternoon, so my Father’s Day treats have been cut short. I’ll miss my little monkeys.
Back at HWC London for the first time in a long long while, and thinking about making some changes around this place. While a Big Rewrite is clearly a Bad Thing, I’ve been looking for a reason to brush up on Node and wean myself off Ruby. Building a new home for myself is quite appealing. And with the Brighton 2019 IndieWebCamp coming up in October perhaps that’s a reasonable target to aim for in terms of a (rough) new site.
At the Barbican today for the Lead Dev London conference. Strong start. I especially enjoyed seeing @lara_hogan for the first time. #leaddevlondon
I’m in San Jose for this week’s @eBay Leaders conference. It’s my first visit to California since 2001 and I’m quite enjoying it, especially the food markets downtown.
At the Masters first semi-final today watching the greatest snooker player of all time 🚀
At Alexandra Palace for Ronnie O’Sullivan v Ding Junhui. My first #MastersSnooker match and lucky enough to see the Rocket in action.
First time at Camden’s Electric Ballroom in about 20 years to see Teenage Fanclub revisit albums from my youth tonight. Loved every moment.
Big news at work today. I’m looking forward to working with my new Motors colleagues when the deal closes.