• Wooo! Got my Hey Calendar invite! 👍🏻

    Sunday January 7, 2024
  • Great afternoon of golf with the wee guy. Already working on some changes to his grip and swing and getting ready for the start of the season. He’ll be taking money off his brother soon!

    A boy playing golf with the sun behind him.Frosted weeds and grass growing over a wall.A portrait of a man and his son.

    Sunday January 7, 2024
  • Still waiting to be added to the rollout of Hey’s new calendar app. It will be nice to have my email and calendar side by side.

    Friday January 5, 2024
  • I’ve read differing opinions on the Clicks for iPhone keyboard. I’m divided on the device. I can’t see it lasting long, given that iPhone sizes and shapes usually change. As a user of the Google G1 smartphone, though, I like the idea of a physical keyboard.

    Friday January 5, 2024
  • Having one of those weeks at work, I’m still stuck on the same issue I started the week with. Made some progress with other tasks, but not this one in particular.

    Friday January 5, 2024
  • This is a good reminder by Nicholas Bate of the power of a list.

    The list remains the most powerful task management tool: a simple, accessible and visible flight deck. One thing: use it not only to capture what you have to do but also what you wish to do. Don’t simply be reactive; be proactive.

    Nicholas Bate

    Friday January 5, 2024
  • Terry Pratchett’s “A Stroke of the Pen: The Lost Stories”, is a hilarious read so far. Also a good book to kick start my reading for 2024. Starting the year with a couple of shorter books just to get going.

    Wednesday January 3, 2024
  • New year, new wallpaper. The January edition of Smashing Magazine’s Wallpaper Edition is here. I quite like the Peaceful Mountains wallpaper.

    Tuesday January 2, 2024
  • Looks like “more” is the word of the year for Kurt.

    Tuesday January 2, 2024
  • Why can’t every New Year’s Eve fall on an NFL game day? It’s much more entertaining than the usual drivel you see on the telly on New Year’s Eve.

    Sunday December 31, 2023
  • 🎄 Merry Christmas!

    The Lego Christmas Millennium Falcon set with LED lights on a table.
    Monday December 25, 2023
  • A couple of errands to run this morning, including holiday haircuts for myself and the boys. After that, it’s back home for some brunch. Also going to crack open the Dailymuse app to continue working on a new feature for it. Yeah, even on holiday, I’m still writing code.

    Saturday December 23, 2023
  • Love these “24 for 2024” tips by Gretchen Rubin.

    Wednesday December 20, 2023
  • Have we reached peak saturation point with these annual reviews from different products and services yet on how we used them?

    My music player, app launcher and bank have each notified me about my review of the year on their service.

    Monday December 18, 2023
  • Skipping the golf today. The boys are going to the indoor studio instead for a hit. I think I’ll just potter about the house instead.

    Raindrops on a window pane looking out to a garden.
    Sunday December 17, 2023
  • Given the increasing use of portrait mode as dictated by mobile phone screens, I’m curious if I’ll ever get to the point in my web development career where I’ll have my desktop screens in portrait mode.

    Saturday December 16, 2023
  • Once again I find myself scrambling about in my web history looking for a link that I read a few weeks ago but didn’t bookmark. 🤦‍♂️

    Saturday December 16, 2023
  • Thoughts on Threads and ActivityPub

    Meta might not be my favourite company, but the move towards supporting ActivityPub has to be applauded. A step in the right direction for sure.

    Friday December 15, 2023
  • Last night, I started adding a blog to my website. Managed to get a couple of test posts rendered.

    It’s nothing fancy, just a bunch of markdown files picked up by Rails and rendered as HTML using RedCarpet and Tailwind Typography. Will polish it up tonight and start adding the RSS feed.

    Tuesday December 12, 2023
  • After a few days of the lurgy ripping through the house and taking everyone out, I think we’re all starting to turn the corner and get back to feeling better once again.

    Sunday December 10, 2023
  • Added the standard light set from Game of Bricks to the Home Alone house. I’d say it worked out quite well!

    The Home Alone Lego set illuminated on a small table.
    Tuesday December 5, 2023
  • More evidence of the decline of Mozilla’s browser, Firefox.

    Sadly, Firefox’s browser market share continues to decline. Definitely the end of an era.

    Tuesday December 5, 2023
  • I’m back to work this morning after a five-day weekend. I would usually feel recharged and raring to go, but a bug is working its way through the family. I hope that it misses me! 🤞🏻

    Tuesday December 5, 2023
  • It’s not often we get snow in this part of Scotland and very rare that we get it before Christmas.

    Saturday December 2, 2023
  • Watched the first two episodes of Slow Horses season 3. Hooked once again on this great show!

    Thursday November 30, 2023