The tragedy of women’s pockets (or the lack thereof)

My wife has frequently explained just how little modern women’s fashion caters for a basic need: decent pockets! It made no sense to me (or women everywhere), at least not until I watched this video: unsplash-logoFeatured image by Mikaela Shannon

My new Rams Field Notes notebooks

I finally received my latest order from Field Notes: the Rams notebooks with dot graph paper. They also arrived just in time, I’m about to finish one of my Three Missions notebooks, and was debating which one to use next. The Three Missions notebooks use graph paper, which is fine for what I do, but […]

Building a computer with my daughter and Hello Ruby

I bought the Hello Ruby books for my daughter a couple months ago. She was interested in learning to code, and I had recently watched Linda Liukas’ wonderful TED talk about how she came to write her books. So I bought both of the Hello Ruby books: one about programming, and the other about computer […]

The humble hyperlink that changed the world

This is a great video that highlights how the simple hyperlink has revolutionised how we work with information. It made the Web possible!

I keep wanting to buy more Field Notes notebooks …

I keep wanting to buy more Field Notes notebooks, but I’m not going through the ones I do order fast enough to justify buying more.

Unfashionably still an Atom editor fan

I’ve loved the idea of the Atom editor since I saw the initial announcement video three years ago: I used it on and off as a text editor since it was released. Sure, it was sluggish, but I didn’t think too much of it. I used Atom for a text-based productivity system a couple years […]

Creating good through open source

I really like videos like this: Open source as a way of doing things has such amazing potential to make our world so much better. Watching videos like this tend to prompt me to revisit my calendar and try find regular blocks of time I can dedicate to my dusty coding projects.

Great collection of Python packages

I enjoy the Talk Python to Me podcast. Episode 181 was a discussion about a great collection of Python packages. Even though I don’t have an immediate use for most of them, I’ve captured them for later reference because there’s some really useful stuff in there! Listeners often tell me one of the really valuable […]

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