I’ve just moved this blog over to a new host so I held off on creating new posts until the move was complete. Here’s a selection of the things that have delighted me over the past 2 weeks and which I heartily recommend: Fast 50′s — the fast 50mm lens is a favourite among most [...]
The Flinch — I picked up this from the Business Jazz podcast by Roger Overall and Paul O’Mahony. It’s a short read about doing the things that scare us and that, instead of flinching away, we should be flinching forward. It accurately reflected my attitude post-car accident but a good reminder for other areas of [...]
I always get a little bit jealous listening to various podcasts (Ruby Freelancers / Ruby Rogues) which ask their guests for “picks” every week. Since no one is inviting me a podcast every week, I thought I’d start to share my weekly picks any way. It’ll be a mix of general life stuff, programming stuff [...]
Today, I was reminded of this passage from Jonathan Fields’ book ‘Uncertainty’: In art, business, and entrepreneurship, there is no coasting. There is no neutral. No sideways. It’s a myth, an illusion. There’s only up or down. Leading or trailing. Which means that if you’re teetering on the edige of happiness, health, liquidity, and contentment now [...]
There are two types of ‘Sleep’ that your MacBook Air can have: close-the-lid-sleep which will drain the battery within 24hrs; or sleep-from-the-menu-sleep which only uses about 3-5% in 24hrs. Choose wisely.
I’m falling in love with Postgres as a database but it comes fairly well locked down (good for production, not so good for development). I do all my development in a Vagrant box so a) the environment matches production and b) I don’t pollute my Mac with various conflicting versions of things. Mostly I’ve been [...]