Since moving house I’ve not had much time to spend preparing the attic for my model railway. At the weekend … Continue Reading Winter weather means model trains
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
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