At the end of February, I went off for a romantic city break in Norwich, loaded down with cakes and booze and sweet fun stuff, all prepared to have a fabulous time for my partner\'s 40th birthday. What actually happened is that I developed Bell\'s Palsy, and instead spent the weekend variously waiting in A&E, drooling down myself, and streaming geysers of water from my left eye.Continue Reading
What's all this about?
I write code
I aim for code that is maintainable, accessible, re-usable, and semantic. Sure, none of these things are cool. But all of my work revolves around them regardless, because that is how I roll. Cool acronym, though.
I read, voraciously
I read mostly pop-science and maths books, non-fiction. I'm partial to both Terry Pratchett and PG Wodehouse. I read graphic novels to classics, comedy to tragedy. My favourite poet is Philip Larkin.
I ride bikes
I have a nice stable of bikes (not enough though). Do you like bikes? I like bikes. I like riding my bikes. If you like bikes too, we could go for a ride! How about the Surrey Hills? They're my favourite. You know you want to.
I do other stuff
Baking, photography, bellydance, running. I like comics, especially the niche ones, as I'm a bit of a hipster. Sorry. I like video games, too. I'm learning to spin poi, and I own a Suzuki VanVan motorbike.
Vagrant is amazing. If you're not using it yet, then you should be. It's strength is that you have a portable server that doesn't need set up on every machine you own that you can just go off and use without messing about. If something goes wrong with it, just destroy the virtual machine and reload it.Continue Reading