Sam Deane — Fri, 2013-08-23 09:01
It's been a bit quiet here, but I'm still alive.
One part of the explanation is that my new job has been taking a lot of my attention. This is fab, and I'm having a great time taking Sketch apart and putting it back together again ;)
The other part is that my partner Caroline and I have recently bought a house!
Sam Deane — Fri, 2013-08-23 08:52
Some interesting coding guidelines from Richard Buckle (@RichardBuckle).
I've not read through the whole document yet, but what I've read makes a lot of sense.
Like all these things, much of the value comes not with slavish obedience, but with the thought that is provoked.
Sam Deane — Thu, 2013-07-11 11:07
I've tended to go back & forth in my working life between gainful employment as a full time wage slave, and the happy go lucky life of a contractor.
On the one hand, the camaraderie that comes with working in a small team on a project that you're all passionate about is hard to beat.
On the other hand, the freedom to choose what you do, and how & when you do it - and not to be frustrated by ego trips, politics, and plain old bad judgement... is hard to beat.
Sam Deane — Sat, 2013-05-18 13:09
"Nigel Farage has a point"... isn't a phrase that I thought I'd ever find myself thinking, let alone uttering in public.
There's no doubt that there's a delicious irony in Mr UKIP finding himself the victim of some - what shall we call them - intolerent views, robustly delivered.
There's also no doubt that he's milking it for everything that it's worth.
As for UKIP themselves, and their views, I have no time for them*.
I've also no idea whether he was really barracked by genuine students, or a bunch of anti-English idiots (see here for my views on that sort of thing).
However, I do think that we mustn't lose sight of the fact that Scottish nationalism is, well, nationalism.