• Rounded off our week at St Andrews with a last minute round at the Fairmont Torrance course for the boys. Both had great scores going round.

    Saturday July 20, 2024
  • Took the wee guy down to the Balgove course in St Andrews.

    He had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed getting to hit his irons and wedges off the tee for a wee change.

    Thanks to St Andrews local, Ben, for the lift back as well!

    A boy putting out on a golf green with a cloudy sky in the background.
    Friday July 19, 2024
  • Start of a week long holiday for us up at St Andrews while Ethan plays a competition up the road at Tayport. Got a nice Airbnb in St Andrews. A couple of days exploring planned.

    Tuesday July 16, 2024
  • Free-range parenting in Norway

    Like all of their friends, they’ve been walking to and from school alone since they first attended at the age of six. They were given their own set of house keys soon after. This is the parenting way in Norway – it’s decidedly free-range, with an emphasis on independence, self-determination and responsibility, with a dash of outdoor fun thrown in for good measure.

    How to be a Norwegian parent: let your kids roam free, stay home alone, have fun – and fail

    I read this and wished I could have been more of a free-range parent when the boys were growing up. Yes, we are a bit more risk-averse in the UK, but as a country, we’re definitely not in the same ballpark as Norway.

    Thursday July 11, 2024
  • Loving my new Endor desk mat. That’s no coffee stain by the way, it’s a space station!

    A computer mouse sitting on a desk mat.
    Wednesday July 10, 2024
  • The new laptop cover is sorted.

    A group of stickers on a laptop cover.
    Tuesday July 9, 2024
  • Heading over to Scotscraig Golf Club in a couple of hours. The big yin is going for a practice round ahead of the Scottish Boys' Amateur Match Play in a few weeks.

    Saturday July 6, 2024
  • Waking up to significant changes in the political landscape in the UK. Not just a new majority party but also substantial changes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. I sincerely hope that all elected politicians try to work on gaining the trust of the UK public once again.

    Friday July 5, 2024
  • Hats off to 37signals for making their latest Once product, Writebook, 100% free—well, at least for the initial version of the product. Sadly, there are no other export formats, such as PDF or ePub, but having the ability to publish books on the web is a good start.

    Thursday July 4, 2024
  • MacRumors has an in-depth guide to the new home and lock screen changes coming to iOS 18. Placing icons anywhere on the home screen is probably the one change I’m looking forward to seeing. I can’t say I’ll use the hidden app feature that much, but I can see a use for the ability to lock an app.

    Wednesday July 3, 2024
  • Watching the big yin play golf is tiring work. Getting a coffee in me before he starts his round.

    A cup of coffee with people golfing in the background.
    Wednesday June 19, 2024
  • I put my Apple Watch on upside down this morning. Send more coffee.

    Friday June 14, 2024
  • If you’re like me, and you like the Alpenglow theme for Firefox, you’ll like this collection of other Alpenglow themes that are available.

    Thursday June 13, 2024
  • I’m back to work this morning after a weekend of junior golf for my oldest. He finished 16th out of 80. Not having played the course before and the really challenging conditions on the first two days gave him too much to do on the last day of the competition. Onward to the next competition!

    Monday June 10, 2024
  • I love this printable habits calendar by Ira Zayats. Customisable for multiple habits and months. Also, being printed means you can pin it to the wall or fold it into a notebook.

    Tuesday May 28, 2024
  • Nice sunset tonight.

    A sunset viewed from a hill.
    Monday May 27, 2024
  • Working from the garden this afternoon was somewhat more productive than I thought. Fresh air, a single screen, and only enough space on the table for my laptop, mug, and notebook. I think I’ll be doing this more often!

    Friday May 17, 2024
  • Coding by candlelight.

    A candle sitting next to a laptop
    Thursday May 16, 2024
  • Managed to snag a couple of notebooks from Atoms to Astronauts. These were discounted as they had “build imperfections” but I can’t tell the difference from the first notebook I got from them.

    Two notebooks on a desk
    Monday May 13, 2024
  • I have a second Github account that I wish to use with co-pilot in VS Code, but it seems that VS Code does not allow multiple accounts when using this extension. Considering a second text editor now as the only option to do this. Does anyone know if Nova has extensions for GitHub and co-pilot?

    Saturday May 11, 2024
  • Some wonderful colours over the skies of Paisley tonight.

    Saturday May 11, 2024
  • Back at Blairgowrie for Ethan to compete in the second round of the SGF Foundations Trophy. He’s tied for second place, so he’s looking good to qualify for tomorrow’s final two rounds.

    A lavender shrub with a golf course in the background.
    Monday May 6, 2024
  • With the big yin at Blaigowrie today for the SGF Foundations Trophy.

    Sunday May 5, 2024
  • Ordered the Boarding the Tantive IV set for the wee yin and picked up the Tales of Space Age set and the Mos Espa Podrace Diorama for myself. The Lego budget is blown for the next few months!

    Saturday May 4, 2024
  • Spent the day updating a Bash script at work for one of our deployment processes. A nice change of pace from what I’ve been doing through the week, but also a great chance to learn something a bit different from the regular list of programming languages I use.

    Friday April 26, 2024