Latest Writing

How many Substack accounts do you have? Or rather, how many email addresses do you have? This is the story of how collecting a few of both…

Recently I was lucky enough to attend LeadingEng London, here’s what I learned. LeadingEng is a new conference aimed at VP/Director/CTO…

It feels like only yesterday we were celebrating the end of 2020, a year which frankly defied expectations. For many, we saw a light at the…

Latest Weeknotes

One of our more obscure systems had a relatively complex outage this week, and I'm left wondering why one might use stored procedures in…

As we approach December, the days are getting shorter and wetter. This was a particularly short week as I've started taking time off until…

I'm still doing ZOE tests. Monday was the roughest day, involving eating 5 specially crafted muffins. What's wrong with muffins? They…

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