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.

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

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.

Yes! 24 Things That Aren’t Completely Awful About Swindon (Though one of them is still ‘there’s nice places nearby’) https://www.buzzfeed.com/clarewilson/things-that-arent-completely-awful-about-swindon

Is it me or are household garden strimmers one of the worst executed good ideas? Or am I just using it all wrong? The line is forever breaking. Surely someone has solved this problem?!

Ada joins the crew… first short ride today. Hope this is the beginning of many, many bike rides and the start of her journey to independent travel. Isaac (5) is SUCH a confident cyclist. We hope Ada will be the same.

Macron is 39. Andy Murray is 30. Losers! What have they done with their lives?!
…….. oh. ?

My 5 year old is now teaching me “dad jokes” that I’ve not heard before. This education system seems to be working just fine!

Trying out new version of micro.blog app.

Kids up at 5:30. Decided to open my laptop and get on with things. About 20 emails dealt with. ??

Good to do a little work on a tiny Laravel and Vue.js side project last night. Stretching the brain muscles a little.

I am slightly baffled and sad that my 5-year-old’s “ICT” class is a “treat” that can be removed as a punishment. IT is a core life skill, not a treat!