My own code is never perfect; sometimes awful; always opinionated; carries baggage from my professional past; always evolving and changing. Can coders just agree that we’re all different and all learning. And that that’s ok. And they we’re people, and that people deserve respect?

I don’t always agree with other coders. And that’s OK. But boy I’m grateful for people who make software & tools that power my life & work.

Things I saw in the wild for the first time today: 1) A Tesla car 2) Someone trying (and failing) to buy fork handles.

I’m certain that Uncle Bob knows FAR more about CS and coding that I do, and yet I find myself repeatedly & strongly disagreeing with him. e.g. I’m not much into TDD but surely TDD catches a different class of errors than those picked up by strong typing? (See here)

Funny how, for many of us, “disconnected” and “analogue” are now “treats”. Connected, digital is default.

Inspired by Rob Bell talking of our need for more “boredom” and my beautiful Birthday pen. Think I’ll be writing more.

It’s 7:30. She’s been up for about 3.5 hours. So, naturally, she’s figuring out how to play Junior Scrabble

Small child quote of the day “I can talk and not talk at the same time!”

Been reflecting on my Webpack learning experience. I THINK the problem is that it’s TOO flexible. It needs opinions or decisions to be made.

Voted! #thankyoutoday for our messy, imperfect, but beautiful democracy.

Design critiquing and grammar checking election leaflets. It’s not the point. But I can’t help thinking that if you can’t proof read…?

Why are sleeping and eating – two basic and vital human functions – the two most difficult things to get young children to do?!

Home from holiday! After:

Up a 5:15am
Pack car to leave caravan by ten.
A day at Monkey World.
A three hour non-stop (almost) drive home.

What a great week though. Love Dorset!! Great weather. Feeling blessed too.