Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the best movies I’ve seen

We finally watched Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and it's comfortably one of the best movies I've seen. https://youtu.be/FU0i0eg6qak The story is compelling, the animation is brilliantly done. It's just an incredible movie. If you haven't seen it, and you're curious, it's well worth watching. This movie was the first of two movies we have planned…

Happy 30th birthday to the Web

The Web turned 30 yesterday, so I guess this is a belated birthday post about the invention that made so much of how I live my life, and my various careers, possible. In 1989 the world’s largest physics laboratory, CERN, was a hive of ideas and information stored on multiple incompatible computers. Sir Tim Berners-Lee…

Feeling a bit better with this song

I've had a rough week or two with more anxiety and depression than usual. Music tends to help my mood, and "Like Gold" by Vance Joy is one of those songs for me: https://open.spotify.com/track/3P4spaSr7co8diWOj72X9A?si=j5FElvM2S3a9F3L-upAOcw Actually, I'm really enjoying Vance Joy generally at the moment. Here'a a great playlist to binge with: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWVzMOBac4fUJ?si=VOHOUts3RUOkv_X6yETDCg

Why people with ADHD take medication – it often helps us function

I've started watching Jessica's channel, How to ADHD. Actually, I've been binging a little this morning. I'm watching one video at the moment in which she explains what happened when she ran out of her medication, and just couldn't focus: https://youtu.be/rD9qK8-sMGQ Many people with ADHD are embarrassed that they need to take medication to function.…

Another reason to have your own website

Brad Frost wrote about the value of having your own website the other day. This quote stands out: Writing on your own website associates your thoughts and ideas with you as a person. Having a distinct website design helps strengthen that association.Brad Frost I had a conversation with someone recently about their site. They decided…

Reading more Arthur C Clarke books

I grew a little bored with my current books, so I thought I'd read some classic science fiction. I picked one of Arthur C Clarke's early books, "Childhood's End", and read it pretty quickly. Despite the slightly dated technology references, the story is really well written, and kept me engaged right to the end. I…

Folding smartphones remind me of the old Nokia Communicator devices

These new range of folding smart phones are really interesting (I really like the idea of a device that opens up to reveal a larger, tablet-size screen). At the same time, I can't help but think of the Nokia Communicator series devices from over a decade ago. Take the Nokia E90 Communicator, as an example:…

Revisit the history of WordPress with this awesome WordPress time machine

Go back to the beginning One of my colleagues shared this awesome, interactive history of WordPress. I remember the first release version. There was something about it that I really liked, compared to the other options that were available at the time.
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