Blog: work

26 May 2020
Anti-patterns in instant messaging, and why teams need to get more comfortable about being vulnerable.
20 Apr 2019
The importance of taking time to think about where we're going
7 Sep 2018
On conference calls, beauty, futile protests, and the impossibility of capturing the real world.
22 Jul 2018
A cautionary tale of overwork and obsession - the dangers of wanting to be good at your job
21 Feb 2017
Why developers might need to slow down when their project is behind schedule.
22 Jan 2017
A few years ago, following an overnight deployment, I managed to delete a large proportion of the content on a client’s website. There are all kinds of excuses I could make, but the fact is that I did something stupid because I wasn't concentrating properly.
10 Jan 2017
Once upon a time, before I became a web developer, I worked doing sound and light for events. Like web development, the hours tend to be long, and the work tends to attract anti-social oddballs. Unlike web development, you deal with rock stars.
11 Sep 2016
It’s a strange feeling to be going on holiday as the project I’m working on reaches a crunch time.
17 May 2016
Reflecting on an unplanned and imperfect career path so far.
13 Apr 2016
Some common mistakes by project managers and lead developers