Weeknotes


Gotcha. Sorry, no, this isn’t the song by Skrillex. These are the first weeknotes I’ve published of 2019, hopefully soon to be followed by my retrospective of 2018.

Monday night I flew back to the UK. The difference between the efficiency and cleanliness of Haneda airport and Heathrow is already very stark, but it has nothing on English trains: I walked into 40m of service disruptions on the...

This week has been one of battling through extremely severe jet-lag. My brain has been like jello. What’s most frustrating is the research and prep-work I tried to avoid the worst effects by attempting to acclimatise ahead of the flight...

Prodominantly this week I was preparing for a business trip to Tokyo, which due to friendly entry requirements has always been an incredibly pleasant process. I can’t talk too much about the details for this specific trip, but some advice...

This week has had a strong theme of self-reflection, off of the back of researching and forward-planning for one project, and running a team workshop to start building out a new technical stack.

Predominantly this week I’ve been working to reverse engineer, document and test a subscription system. What should have been a simple handover exercise has turned into an excellent case-study for process improvements around making sure that business-critical systems aren’t only...

Going to give publishing weeknotes a try. Weeknotes are something that have been quietly popping up, and they’re essentially a journal-style blog post reflecting on a given week. They can be as personal, or impersonal as the writer likes. There’s...