Blog: work

10 Jan 2017
Once upon a time, before I became a web developer, I worked doing sound and light for events. Like web development, the hours tend to be long, and the work tends to attract anti-social oddballs. Unlike web development, you deal with rock stars.
11 Sep 2016
It’s a strange feeling to be going on holiday as the project I’m working on reaches a crunch time.
17 May 2016
Reflecting on an unplanned and imperfect career path so far.
13 Apr 2016
Some common mistakes by project managers and lead developers
8 Mar 2016
For the last 3 years, I've been staying in hotels at least 2 nights a week, and this is my last week of it. We're moving back to London, and I am definitely ready to stop living like Alan Partridge.
18 Feb 2016
A gentle rant about some of the irritations of modern life, including the ridiculous hyperbole of Zane Lowe and Jonathan Pearce
27 Nov 2015
It's becoming a cliche these days to talk about the overwhelming pace of life, the combination of stress, overwork and information overload that assaults us every day, but sometimes we all need to slow down.
2 Sep 2015
It’s good to take the opportunity to clean up your code as you go along, especially on big projects that will be maintained for a while. After all, the chances that you'll go back and fix those little things later is pretty slim.
28 Apr 2015
Clients aren't stupid. OK, well some of them are. But, much as designers and developers love to think they are cleverer than everyone else, the people who hire them are not a bunch of useless morons. Your clients aren't stupid. They just have a different skillset to you.
15 Apr 2015
Imagine you're going away on holiday. You decide where to go. You book a hotel. You book flights. You decide what you're going to take. So you make a list. Then you take the things on the list, and you put them in the suitcase.