Made a MicroBlog tools plugin for WordPress…testing: https://github.com/rosswintle/microblog-tools
Gah! Stupid link formatting in micro.blog + WordPress. Time to make that plugin!
Interesting stuff on user tracking in WordPress and the new “Gutenberg” editor. https://wptavern.com/user-tracking-to-be-removed-from-gutenberg-in-upcoming-0-8-0-release
Came home to more rodent issues in the house. The weekend has been investigating and patching up. Super-pest-controller vacancy still open!!
Ok, ok. Yes. I’ve been quiet. Back yesterday from a delightful holiday with amazing friends in beautiful Devon.
If you asked me how to raise a confident, strong-willed, capable girl into this world, I wouldn’t have an answer. But that very much seems to be what we are doing.
The (Working) Introvert Parent’s Day…
Finally figured out how to attach this thing to my bike. Yay! Family adventures here I come!
Argh. Now this “storage box” is in the house I realise what I ACTUALLY bought was a boat/spaceship/train/stool/craft table/shop. ?
Today’s job: safety check Sally’s bike. Spin-off tasks:
– tidy path
– tidy shed
– trip to tip
– trip to buy storage
– organise bike stuff
Dang it…it’s good enough. Let’s launch something: My simple, free tool for remembering and logging daily creative action. “Today I…” https://rosswintle.uk/2017/07/today-i/
Epic primary school homework! By far the best way to work out the answer to “12 divided by 4”. https://rosswintle.uk/2017/07/epic-primary-school-homework/
An open letter to the man on the pink scooter: https://rosswintle.uk/2017/06/to-the-man-on-the-pink-scooter/
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)
Weird to follow a link from the Changelog Weekly to an article that references a load of stuff from my past: SPARK! https://dev.to/danlebrero/the-broken-promise-of-static-typing
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.