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Speaker writers block

One of my aims for this year is to have done a professional talk at a conference on something I actually work on. As someone who's done a few talks at meet ups, one at EMF Camp and various workshops before, it's the next logical step, but I found an immense amount of pressure on my brain to come up...

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Rewriting my road trip app

This is another rehash post where I mention an app I wrote poorly to try to improve my life and we discuss why it was bad and how I've totally rewritten it. I guess this is what I do in my free time so that I don't do it professionally. Rewriting an entire app in the latest greatest framework at wo...

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Meal planner, revisited

About a year ago I wrote about screen scraping the BBC Good Food website. That turned out to be a lot harder than I initially thought and needless to say there's so much ambiguity in the data people are able to enter on there that I gave up. I decided to try again recently because I now work on sim...

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Stop trying to make fetch happen, or why I take issue with fixation on Google

Recently my dad emailed me the following news article. While stories about 7 year old girls going after what they want at an early age and it being something like computer science is great, I take issue with parents and society as a whole putting companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazo...

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Learning the cello

At age 9 I started the clarinet. My eldest sister started the flute several years before, my middle sister started the saxophone, so the final non-double reeded woodwind instrument fitted the pattern. At age 11 I started the saxophone. They're fairly similar, in fact parts of them use the same fing...

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