Since 2010

GitHub Code Vault

Monday 3 February 2020

Fascinating project, but this is a spooky read.

Our expectation is that you didn’t need the definitions of software, computer, and other terms. We imagine you have computers of your own, probably vastly more advanced than ours, and possibly fundamentally differently architected.

Reading log

Friday 31 January 2020

Between travelling to New Zealand every month, and getting a Kindle towards the end of last year, I’ve been reading a lot more recently than I have for many years. I’ve put together a reading log to try and track the stuff I read with brief notes and thoughts.

Visual Studio Code

Friday 8 November 2019

With all my posts about Windows back earlier in the year, let it be said that Microsoft really appears to be chucking resources at developer productivity and happiness. I’ve completely switched from Sublime Text to Visual Studio Code myself, which has just received a big update and prompted this post: check out the release notes!

In contrast, iOS 13.2.2 was released today:

iOS 13.2.2 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone

I’m slowly running out of reasons to champion Apple…

DHH tries Windows

Tuesday 5 November 2019

David Heinemeier Hansson thought he’d give Windows a go:

What this experiment taught me, though, was just how much I actually like OSX. How much satisfaction I derive from its font rendering. How lovely my code looks in TextMate 2. How easy it is to live that *nix developer life, while still using a computer where everything (well, except that fucking keyboard!) mostly just works.