39 posts tagged with "weeknotes"

This week was my first time back to Sofia since repatriating and after relearning the art of crossing roads, it was brilliant seeing how…

Hi reader! Gosh it’s been warm this week, and the pollen (in London, at least) has been going haywire. I started taking antihistamines…

During the week I was lucky enough to go to both LeadDev & LeadingEng conferences. Huge thank-you to Euan & Anna respectively for the…

Slowly getting back to normal this week, just in time to remember that over the past few years I’ve been developing hay-fever. No running…

Week two of Covid: Last Saturday was the peak of my symptoms, and one long week later, I'm feeling somewhere between 93-96%. Every day Oura…

Writing from my sofa in PJs: This week started out okay, and then I came down with Covid-19. So now my life is rewatching Breaking Bad…

I’m still running. Somehow I’m trapped inside a rare virtuous cycle and reader - I am here for it. This week I drew out two circuits: One…

With Friday marking my birthday & several days off work, I went to Birmingham for the first time since last summer. And walked, ate & drank…

Tried two slightly novel things this week: Not following a schedule for going to the office, and, insisting on cooking at home. On Thursday…

I didn’t do anything for lent this year. But the four day long weekend is worth celebrating in its own right. Why don’t we have more of…

This weekend I was supposed to be in Lisbon (for Sónar & Pastéis de Nata) — unfortunately fate had other plans. Perhaps I’m biased but right…

With a few coursework deadlines this week, last week I skipped both journalling & writing weeknotes. Two weeks flew by! 😬 On Monday I took…

Brighter, warmer weather this week has been a blessing after hunkering down inside for finals last week. With Covid-related absence in my…

As of this week we’re in finals season, so during the week I sat two maths exams remotely. How do remote exams work? There’s two parts…

We’re now in March, and spring is upon us. With the backdrop of war in Ukraine & exploring efforts to help, now feels like another time to…

The invasion of Ukraine this week has me feeling sick to my stomach - occasionally complemented by anger or tears. Separately there were…

Hah, it's 2022-02-20. If there's anything I learned from Imgur in the past, is that numbers like this are significant because, like, it has…

Brief spells of rain punctuate slightly longer days — seemingly timed to coincide with whenever I step outside. Over the years I’ve come to…

January’s nearly over. That crept up quickly. A lot of my spare time this month went towards ... mid-terms and recovering from mid-terms…

The last working week of the year and I'm not sure where it went. I've started writing a proper introspective post about the year. On Friday…

Ah yes, December. Thankfully nobody has played Last Christmas by Wham yet. Yet. This whole Log4j thing is a bit of a mess isn't it? Happy…

This week saw the 2021 edition of the FT's internal conference, EngineRoom... Kara gave an exceptional introduction into modular synthesis…

Reader, we're six weeks away from the end of 2021. How did that happen? It was March 2020 not that long ago. At work I feel like my team…

This week felt somehow extra-significant? In incredibly exciting news: My team shipped a new product! FT Expert Series. It's a brand new…

Last week Nick helped me move my standing desk from Whitechapel, which was quite the adventure across London. ... and this week I got a…

After, 19 years since the previous game, Metroid Dread released this weekend and I'm not kidding when I say that this is a major milestone…

Reader, honestly, this week, it's been a little bit rough? Anyway, I've been thinking a lot about technical documentation this week: Granted…

These can be only sort-of weekly, right? Moving This week & weekend I moved home. Sort-of. I now live in Putney. It's rather sunny here…

I am writing weeknotes once more. Gosh it's been a little while. There is much we must discuss, dear reader! But all in good time. Please…

The FT is moving back to Bracken House soon. Most of my group had our inductions this week. It's very, very nice. During our induction an…

March has been a blur. At the beginning of the month I was away adventuring in Hong Kong, and as I write this, I am in London about to begin…

It’s been a busy few weeks. But I think, overall, worthwhile. I will have some exciting news to share next week! Two weeks ago I went to…

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…

Monday night I flew back to the UK. The difference between the efficiency and cleanliness of Haneda airport and Heathrow is already very…

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…

Prodominantly this week I was preparing for a business trip to Tokyo, which due to friendly entry requirements has always been an incredibly…

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…

Predominantly this week I’ve been working to reverse engineer, document and test a subscription system. What should have been a simple…

Going to give publishing weeknotes a try. Weeknotes are something that have been quietly popping up, and they’re essentially a journal-style…

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