Category: Personal

  • Monthly Review: February 2022

    So that’s February done. I said in my last review that my focuses or themes for the month would be writing, diet, and injury recovery. I didn’t do great, but given the circumstances, it wasn’t too bad. The big headline for the month in our household has been that Covid has finally visited us. So […]

  • Monthly Review: January 2022

    At the beginning of the year, my only resolution was to review the past month and set some focuses, themes, and goals according to where my life was at that point. Hopefully as a way to try to avoid the pitfalls of all or nothing boolean resolutions. Consider this a trial into having a semi-public […]

  • Exposing a Personal API using Withings, WordPress, and GraphQL

    My playground project started from a Google Sheet I found on Reddit to track my weight. I initially only wanted to play about and create some visualisations for it. But,eventually I stopped using that spreadsheet and, like most of my weight-loss escapades, got fat again. In the meantime, the playground developed into a hodgepodge of […]

  • Link: Letterboxd Love Letter

    Jim Cummings directed and starred in two great films I’ve watched in the past year, Thunder Road and The Wolf of Snow Hollow. Here he talks about why Letterboxd is such a great platform. I just subscribed at the end of last year, and going forward, I’ll definitely be keeping it going.

  • Review/Recap – “Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations”

    I originally gave this book 3/5 on Goodreads, however, now I’ve revisited the book and made some personal summarisations from my highlights – I feel I need to revisit that. My original just-finished-it instinct was that the research part of the book was too deep and took me into methodologies that I ultimately don’t care […]

  • My current favourite thing is screencasts with hilariously over the top soundtracks. Never has writing a netlify function in Vim and deploying a hello world endpoint seemed so cool.

  • Spree, 2020 – ★★½ August 27, 2020 at 11:25PM – Black Mirror but it’s not very good

  • Boys State, 2020 – ★★★★½ August 23, 2020 at 09:49PM

  • Host, 2020 – ★★★½ August 16, 2020 at 11:28PM

  • Sing Street, 2016 – ★★★★½ August 15, 2020 at 11:46PM

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