Posts in category asides

29 May 2024

Trying Out Now Pages

Dev Asides

Trying out "Now" pages as an alternative to the traditional "About" page. Aiming to bring the reader up-to-date with an author's wider context.

01 Feb 2016

Mythical Man Month – The Woes of the Craft (Tar Pit)


The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. is an essay (and later a book) where every other paragraph feels like a great stand-alone quote, with real developer wisdom. To pick just one of many great paragraphs:

10 Oct 2015

An API for T-Shirts

Asides Dev

Prior to a trip earlier this year to the Isle of Wight I’d come across Rapanui. They’re a clothing brand that have some inspirational business values; acting in a sustainable way, using recycled material and supporting the economy around where their business is based. As if that isn’t cool enough, they also have a whole API for making t-shirts!