Brain Dump

I'm not entirely sure where to start. I haven't really sat down for longer than ten minutes all day. I've cleared all the washing, hoovered downstairs, cleaned the kitchen (more than once), made lunch for everybody, re-wired the phone and internet connection (which involved walking into town again to buy a wire), gone grocery shopping …

Slowly and Quietly

I'm writing this a few minutes after 9am on Sunday morning. Summer seems to be ebbing away - the mornings are becoming a little colder - a little less inviting. Early next week we will escape the approach of autumn for a few more days - boarding an aeroplane in order to fight over sunloungers …

Distractions Abound

While working on some code this afternoon one of my co-workers wandered over to check if I had keys to the office. I glanced at the clock, and realised it was already 6pm. How the hell did that happen? After a quick call home to apologise in advance, I jumped on the bike and started …

Over and Over Again

I sat down at the desk in the junk room to write a blog post an hour ago. All I have done so far is listen to music on Spotify. Music from my distant past. While writing this, Wilson Phillips are singing "Hold On", and I'm remembering drawing a picture of them in the back of my college art sketchbook.

One Hour

I'm forcing myself to take a break from work for an hour. An hour to empty my head into the keyboard. An hour away from all thoughts about programming, workflows, form designs, or anything else I've been submersed in for the last couple of months. I made this decision after unwittingly working straight through lunch …

Getting Over Myself

I woke with a start at 6am this morning - from an apparently thrilling dream that I cannot remember. While contemplating the bedroom ceiling, and watching a spider attempting to kill a shield bug, something made me compare my wrist watch against the bedroom alarm clock. One was wrong. I smiled while remembering the story …

Ready Player One

The first teaser trailer of the "Ready Player One" movie was released yesterday, and although I'm looking forward to it, I'll already admit to being downhearted in lots of ways. While the trailer has lots of things going for it - the obvious quality of the special effects, the music, and so on - it …