Today I posted a reflection on 2019 for the Fyne project – it’s been a very busy year indeed. We … Continue Reading Looking toward a Fyne 2020
Have you heard about the new GitHub Sponsors programme? The great people at GitHub have built a platform to help get open source developers paid for the great work they do. Yup, it’s a great idea – one that I … Continue Reading Accepted to GitHub Sponsors
Although it feels like only yesterday I realised this week that I moved out of CodeBase pretty much a year … Continue Reading Back home at CodeBase
One of my favourite topics is startups – discussions about the benefits of young companies and how innovative workspaces can … Continue Reading The wrong company can seriously damage your health
At the ScotlandISDeveloper Conference and Business Forum this year we were treated to a fantastic after dinner close by Sir … Continue Reading Tackle the big problems
It’s been over a year since we sold Kotikan to FanDuel – it was an emotional journey to move on from what … Continue Reading One final achievement for Kotikan
It is a cognitive and emotional relief to immerse oneself in something all-consuming while other difficulties float by. The complexities of intellectual puzzles are nothing to those of emotional ones. Work is a wonderful refuge.
Ryan Avent - https://www.1843magazine.com/features/why-do-we-work-so-hard
A question that I’ve asked myself many times over the last couple of years has resurfaced in light of the recent GitHub restructuring. Why do companies resort to hierarchy? So many set out with the grand ambition of keeping a … Continue Reading Why do companies revert to hierarchy?
I think this year is going to be an exciting one for me – first and foremost it’s going to mean finding a whole new bunch of fantastic people to work with. I’ve made the difficult decision to move on from … Continue Reading 2016, a whole different year
Technology and start-ups are both renowed for being able to take over your life. Therefore it’s probably unsurprising that after … Continue Reading Attaining work life balance
“Formal education will make you a living, but self education will make you a fortune”, Jim Rohn
Edinburgh is a beautiful city. It’s a place that strikes the balance between nature and urban activity, friendliness and business. … Continue Reading Bring more talent to Edinburgh!
Last week I wanted to create an exciting new website. The designers I work with were all busy and, as an engineer at heart, I don’t have much of a design following in my network. So based on recommendations I … Continue Reading Shouldn’t contractors have to take risks?
Fantastic news – I’ve been voted onto the board of ScotlandIS! I’m very excited about being involved in shaping the future of Scotland’s technology scene but I’m also honoured that such a group is interested in what I have to … Continue Reading Voted onto a board!