Labtop MKIV

Posted on: January 8, 2021

Categories: Personal

New shopping list item: The Starlab Systems Labtop Mk IV. I’ve used Linux computers but only ever for tinkering with, nothing too serious or long term, and always when a machine has run out of life running Windows. I’d really like to buy a computer that was purpose built for a Linux distribution, with proper… Read the rest

Why YouTube

Posted on: January 7, 2021

Categories: Little thoughts

I really don’t like YouTube.

5 days of 5k

Posted on: December 13, 2020

Categories: Personal

Last week I did a 5k run every day for 5 days. Kind of a challenge thing. I wanted to get quicker. Which I managed – shaving a whole 35 seconds of my (rather slow) recentish PB. I also realised the importance of rest days.

For my uncle

Posted on: November 13, 2020

Categories: Personal

Some words of the American essayist, philosopher and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson: To laugh often and much;to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends.To appreciate beauty;to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit… Read the rest

Fish hybrid

Posted on: November 9, 2020

Categories: Little thoughts

I know things feel weird, and lockdown makes it feel weirder, but feeling like a fish out of water means you eventually evolve and grow legs into a fish-hybrid being soon. A friend of mine said this. She’s great – find Kimmy Keep Real on Twitter (open in new tab)

Things to do

Posted on: November 6, 2020

Categories: Personal

[Sheffield has] more wonderful parks, woodland and countryside, canals and rivers and nature reserves within our still locked down Sheffield than any other northern city. We feel passionate about these places and need them more than ever as we try and focus on the small important things and distract ourselves from the big picture. Thoughts… Read the rest

One spoon or two

Posted on: October 15, 2020

Categories: Little thoughts

I can reduce my teaspoon usage during the day by 75% simply by designating one spoon the Dry Spoon and another the Wet Spoon, thus requiring only two teaspoons ALL DAY. This has made me really happy.

I think that says a lot about my current state of mind.


Posted on: September 8, 2020

Categories: Development

Currently working on a site with 85 plugins. 26 of them need updates. The task I’ve been set is just to add a new custom field to a page template. When is it my responsibility to say ‘no more work until this mess is sorted out’?

Between reality

Posted on: August 30, 2020

Categories: Personal

The place I want to beHere, in your arms, but not in this worldThe place where I have dreamsAnd reach for themWhere beside you I am strongI know where I am goingAnd, though the way may not be easy,I know the way, at least. Here, in your arms, and ready to face tomorrowTomorrow with its… Read the rest

Gov design principles

Posted on: August 20, 2020

Categories: Development

Take a look at the design principles. I love them. “Do less” has to be one of the best things. It’s so relevant to nearly everything I can think of right now.