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Trailwalker - my experience

Monday, 29 July 2013 11:11 pm
tags: challenge oxfam trailwalker

Trailwalker was hard; the hardest challenge I’ve ever undertaken. But it’s one I won’t forget in a long time. Here is my experience.

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Emergence

Thursday, 21 March 2013 7:21 pm
tags: coding

A suitably ambiguous title I know, but it will become clear soon enough. On a slow evening earlier this week, after a brief perusal of the latest goings-on on Twitter, I found myself on the 37signals website. More specifically, reading their free downloadable "Getting Real" book. Flicking through it, I stumbled upon a brief excerpt from (I assume) a book called The Pragmatic Programmers. This particular page caught my attention the most.

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Twitter and such

Monday, 27 August 2012 6:30 pm
tags: internet rant twitter

Twitter's great. But it's not without its foibles.

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Doing it yourself

Thursday, 26 July 2012 11:58 pm
tags: development php web

I've never really *got* web development frameworks. Sure, I understand what they're trying to achieve and I can appreciate they can save you a lot of time. But I don't see the benefit of them in the long term.

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How to feed a developer

Sunday, 15 July 2012 4:37 pm
tags: development jobs web

I'm a web developer by trade; concerning myself more with how stuff works, rather than how it looks. It's somewhat of a cliche, but, as with a lot of people, I don't feel I chose my career, it sort of chose me. I simply did what I found interesting. I liked computers, so I did 3 years at University studying them; got myself an internship, followed by a job, and since then haven't really looked back since.

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