Thoughts on work, the web, and the world

16 Nov 2016
For a while, I’ve been puzzled by a pair of arrows painted on the pavement outside Café G on Peckham Rye. One red, pointing South, and the other blue, pointing North. I don’t know how long they’ve been there, but I don’t think it’s been that long - I don’t remember seeing them until quite recently.
30 Oct 2016
As I was cycling to work recently, I had to stop and wait while a lollipop lady held up the traffic. After the first wave of kids had crossed, she stayed there, waiting for a few more to get to the crossing. A queue of traffic was starting to build behind me, frustration rising in all of us keen to clock on.
28 Oct 2016
Some common things to bear in mind when reviewing pull requests
30 Sep 2016
In a recent article on OS Training, Steve Burge asks Why Are There So Few Drupal 8 Themes? It’s true that the number of themes out there is pretty low, and Steve’s article considers some possible reasons for that, mainly relating to the supply side of the market. I’d prefer to focus on the demand side in answering that question.
19 Sep 2016
When should enterprises move to the latest and greatest version of Drupal?
15 Sep 2016
Why do we put ourselves through the pain of riding bikes up hills, just to ride down them again? Is cycling a different form of masochism from running?
11 Sep 2016
It’s a strange feeling to be going on holiday as the project I’m working on reaches a crunch time.
11 Sep 2016
Tips for becoming a better runner, from someone who isn’t a very good runner
7 Sep 2016
For a long time, I’ve been intrigued by the phenomenon whereby a certain kind of music fan (myself included) professes disdain for the mainstream, and doesn’t want to be seen to like anything too popular.
5 Sep 2016
Defining how we define ourselves as engineers.