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
Sadly one of the biggest issues with social media and the “relevance” algorithms is that we each only see (for … Continue Reading The “I only know people who voted X” effect
If technology is the future and computers are ubiquitous then software must be the building blocks of our society. Don’t we owe it to ourselves and to each other to make that freely available to everyone?
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
At FOSDEM yesterday I was demoing the Enlightenment IDE that I have been working on. My laptop is a touchscreen … Continue Reading Multi-touch on Enlightenment
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!
There’s little doubt that computers are here to stay, they’re embedded in most aspects of modern life and will continue … Continue Reading Be part of the future today – get coding!
Hey guys, I know I’m no medic but I’m pretty sure if I was I wouldn’t have gotten into it because I like working long hours or weekends. Have we at some point forgotten that these generous people look after … Continue Reading Respect for medical workers
It’s been quite some time so I wanted to provide an update on the EDI project. The aim was to make … Continue Reading EDI update and shiny new icon
The power of the APIs available to a linux developer is immense. To help illustrate I have a quote from … Continue Reading Taming the power of Linux development
The open source movement is quite something – people spending their own precious spare time to make the world a better place. Software that is everywhere and quite literally runs the web has it’s source code freely available to be examined, … Continue Reading Can you crowd fund open source software?
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?