2019-08-17: Sibling rivalry- whose swing is slowing down the quickest.

2019-08-14: My daughter is up early this morning and trying to persuade me that the Hue light needs to be deep …

2019-08-11: Introducing… The Claw!

2019-08-11: My sons first time with Technic Lego

2019-08-05: New apps I'm enjoying A couple of new apps have found their way into my daily routine recently. The first is Serial Reader …

2019-07-31: I’ve got my towel on standby.

2019-07-30: I’m working at home today as someone is coming round to fix the boiler. I always spend at …

2019-07-15: Sleeping in an Octonauts themed room tonight.

2019-07-10: First coffee with my new office AeroPress

2019-07-06: Complete meltdown from my little girl as too late for a nap and she’s not quite ready for no …

2019-07-05: Despite TypeScript offering static type checking a web service I’m working with returns …

2019-07-02: My sister was just telling me how my uncle (who is 70) has fallen for a website which charges a fee …

2019-06-27: Good to see language such as “peddling nonsense” being used by the R4 presenter this …

2019-06-26: Fantasy thinking is rife in the UK news at the moment with Tory claims about Brexit. This morning I …

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2019-06-21: Time for tea.

2019-06-20: Made by my lovely wife. It’s the Apple logo from 1979.

2019-06-17: Beacons, beacons, beacons. Always fiddly to work with in my opinion. Can give a great customer …

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2019-06-16: Book wheel.

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2019-06-16: My son has already removed the character to play with!

2019-06-15: 🎵 Songplay

2019-06-15: Phew, big fallen bush chopped up and just managed to fit in garden green recycling bin.

2019-06-15: Who’s at door number 4?

2019-06-15: Clearing years old bottles from the top of the fridge.

2019-06-15: Oh dear. The big bush has fallen over 😧

2019-06-13: Just noticed that Hyperbole works with the output from ‘ng serve’ to take me directly to …

2019-06-13: I’m making notes this morning every time I encounter some friction when using Emacs with my …

2019-06-08: I’ve been quite spoiled in the last few weeks by new albums from The Divine Comedy, Brad …

2019-06-07: Oh, my. There has been wailing and literal gnashing of teeth. My wife has gone out for the evening …

2019-06-07: Phillip and Steve’s Furntiure Removal Company - a genius song based on an idea for a TV show …

2019-06-07: Psychological Evaluation is fantastic (new Office Politics album by Divine Comedy)

2019-06-07: I’m excited to listen this morning to the new Divine Comedy album …

2019-06-05: I’ve accidentally bought beans rather than ground coffee. Thankfully my wife has squirrelled …

2019-06-02: 5th birthday party for my son went very well. He loved it.

2019-06-01: I’m still not getting the hang of this…

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2019-05-30: This app was on Product Hunt. I’m not sure the mind of Donald Trump is quite up there with …

2019-05-30: Party time on Sunday. Dinosaur painting with (of course) a Star Wars twist. We decided to keep …

2019-05-29: Finished reading: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery 📚

2019-05-27: Got the quadcopter out today. It’s been sitting unused for two years and thought was time to …

2019-05-26: Clearing out some old plant pots at the front of our house - snail city!

2019-05-25: The squeal is my 2 year old who is very excited by the R2-D2 handwash. (Never to be purchased again …

2019-05-25: I’m so not used to physical labour. There is a small section of weedy garden that we’ve …

2019-05-25: Finished reading: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs by Ken …

2019-05-24: Headline has been prepared for a while - in their excitement they forgot to remove the …

2019-05-24: I had a dream last night featuring Theresa May. She was giving quite a jokey speech then suddenly …

2019-05-22: R2-D2, built earlier by my son whilst playing in the garden.

2019-05-21: I’ve subscribed to a 3 month £0.99 Spotify subscription solely for use with Grammofy (which …

2019-05-21: Pitching developers to work for free I had an email yesterday of the type I don’t usually bother reading. It was from someone …

2019-05-21: My daughter is trying to charge her toy cow.

2019-05-20: We’ve had to move into a different to watch final GoT. The Now TV app on the ATV4 isn’t …

2019-05-20: Forest School A lovely start to Monday, an opportunity to join my son at Forest School. This happens in some woods …

2019-05-19: BB-8 has made friends again with his charger! The children were very excited to see him rolling …

2019-05-19: Built the Playhouse (Smoby Jura Lodge). Clear pictorial instructions so no building frustration!

2019-05-18: Watching a bit of Mary Poppins with the two children this evening. My son asked if Mary Poppins was …

2019-05-18: Finally finished watching Return of the Jedi with my son. Followed by roasted red pepper and carrot …

2019-05-17: Today I’m musing on why I use Emacs.

2019-05-17: Just seen an online ad exclaiming how Brexit can make you a millionaire. They give the example of a …

2019-05-17: My daughter gets 4 out of 5 for exemplifying the “terrible twos”. Could do with a little …

2019-05-16: Just ordered a playhouse for the garden - arrives Saturday. Hopefully will be easy to put up - and …

2019-05-15: My son took this earlier. He said it is a Star Destroyer.

2019-05-15: Interesting dark mode usability issue when composing emails. I pasted a HTML table into Spark (which …

2019-05-14: Lovely time playing with the little ones in the garden after work - and then lots and lots of crying …

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2019-05-10: Some birthday presents for my son have arrived.

2019-05-10: Star Bucks Vegan Mac and Cheese - surprisingly nice. I should stop being biased of non-dairy based …

2019-05-10: Made me think of Brexit leadership issues…

2019-05-10: Today I’m musing on books that I’ve read with my son and daughter. 🎙

2019-05-09: Entering third month of Apple Music. I’m not missing Spotify at all, SongShift can import …

2019-05-08: Org mode keyboard shortcut controversy An article on Org mode I wrote was featured on Hacker News and Reddit. Amazing how controversial it …

2019-05-08: Currently reading: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery 📚

2019-05-08: Just watched the Google I/O Verge summary. Some cool stuff. No mention of Android tablets - the …

2019-05-07: The Millenium Falcon I’ve ordered for my son’s 5th birthday has arrived at my office. …

2019-05-07: I’ve decided to stop placing all my eggs in one basket as an indie developer. Whilst most of …

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2019-05-06: We measured my nearly five year old for his first bike today (birthday soon) and purchased our …

2019-05-05: My son usually turns his nose up at Quorn meatballs. This evening we said they were “Death …

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2019-05-05: Despite news stories of bank holiday travel chaos on the trains, our trip from suburban Birmingham …

2019-05-05: Just outside of New Street Station, Birmingham

2019-05-05: Have people been stealing the Selfridges circles?

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2019-05-05: Quite a Brexit debate on the Marylebone station toilet doors.

2019-05-05: The Courthouse Hotel, Shoreditch

2019-05-04: Off (without the children!) to a wedding in London.

2019-05-03: 🎵 You Can’t Steal My Joy

2019-05-03: Fascinating episode of The Prospect Magazine podcast, on death in the digital age. My digital self …

2019-05-03: 🎵 Music of the Spheres

2019-05-03: Logging music I'm listening to via micro.blog and Apple Music This is possibly a duplicate of a Shortcut developed elsewhere, however a quick Google didn’t …

2019-05-03: 🎵 Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons (Deluxe Version)

2019-05-03: First day of my wife’s new job. She’s made some big transitions - customer services …

2019-05-02: I was going to check out Luminary - the controversial ‘podcast’ app everyone is talking …

2019-05-02: Today I’m musing on whether a metric used to calculate an environmental and climate impact …

2019-05-02: 🎵 Bach Reworks / Part 2, Víkingur Ólafsson

2019-05-02: I’ve got out of the habit of using my habit tracker, and without all the habits I was tracking …

2019-05-02: “You can’t pick up the colour orange but you can pick up an orange.” My son nicely …

2019-05-01: The time for a cull is coming…

2019-05-01: Listening to The Sopranos album whilst working on the first part of my Beginners’ Guide to Org …

2019-05-01: Day three of not eating land based animals.

2019-05-01: Space Duck becomes impatient as my son takes a long time to start brushing his teeth.

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2019-04-30: Bed time story.

2019-04-30: There are frequent issues with UK Internet banking. It would be less frustrating if banks were …

2019-04-30: Just dropped my son off for his first day back at school after the Easter break. Mandatory shorts …

2019-04-29: Starting to research the ideal Millenium Falcon for my little boy who turns five in June.

2019-04-29: I only use Chrome for web development - really disliking not being able to CMD+Q just once to quit.

2019-04-29: I dislike buying new shoes. However my smarter shoes, now 10+ years old and slightly mouldy after …

2019-04-29: A support email has made this a very good morning. The user mentioned that my app, beorg, has …

2019-04-29: Back to work today - my support desk is filled with spam (which I thought I’d created a rule …

2019-04-28: Vegetarian meatballs with coconut cream sauce. (Children hated it but my wife and I enjoyed!)

2019-04-28: Playing Star Wars with general Lego.

2019-04-28: Dot-to-dot and a make your own sandwich for my son in Cafè Nero.

2019-04-28: Taking our pushchair and pram to a local charity shop. Now nearly five years old and used with both …

2019-04-28: We’ve had this Miss Rabbit helicopter toy for three days. Winch cord lost inside and no longer …

2019-04-27: Arrived at Hillier Gardens for some running about, hiding behind trees and general tiring the …

2019-04-27: Currently reading: The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu 📚

2019-04-26: A short long-term review of the OtterBox Strada iPhone 8 case This is a short long-term review of the iPhone 8 case I’ve been using since September 2017. To …

2019-04-26: Bournemouth Oceanarium www.oceanarium.co.uk

2019-04-26: Bournemouth. Chilly but fun!

2019-04-26: Idea: an app showing Paw Patrol which has a “meal time” setting. The episode pauses if …

2019-04-26: I’ve moved recently from Spotify to Apple Music. At home Spotify is so slow and frustrating to …

2019-04-25: A great day out at Paultons Park / Peppa Pig Land. Both children (2 and nearly 5) enjoyed themselves …

2019-04-25: Keeping children amused whilst waiting for Mummy to get up

2019-04-24: My sons favourite bedtime book 📚

2019-04-24: Surely Twitter could finger print accounts to determine the likelihood of them being bots. They …

2019-04-24: I’m not sure why Nanny Plum is in the toilet.

2019-04-24: Off on our chicken pox delayed Peppa Pig Land trip.