• hahaha funny ironic meta blogging joke

2. okay so i’m the Tech Lead of the FT.com Platforms Team now, what’s up with that

  • my(!) team solves common developer problems so every other team can spend time doing not that
  • we own a lot of stuff, like seventy repositories out of the three hundred ish in the Customer Products group
  • we’re a fairly new team, there were predecessor teams but basically none of the knowledge about what we own has survived
  • we’ve got a lot of catching up to do! we started rewriting our documentation last year and we have a hitlist of what knowledge we’re missing
  • but also we’ve jumped in the deep end with a beeg rewrite of the FT.com developer tooling
    • the line i use in presentations is “they’re used literally every day by literally every developer in Customer Products, and they’re broken”
    • they’re actually public, that’s odd
    • this week is the second “mob programming” week we’ve done on this project
      • we cancelled all our meetings
      • we set some goals
      • we worked on VS Code Live Share (for a couple of hours at a time! pairing is exhausting, remote pairing is gggggggggggg)
      • we’ve written more than a thousand fucking lines of code with three developers in one week, what the heck
    • find out next time on dragonball z

3. i am burning out holy shit

  • holy shit, i’m burning out
  • may day bank holiday soon
  • going camping soon
  • need some time off wow

4. i saw some friends, irl

  • okay so that was like two weeks ago fine okay
  • i went to Flat Iron Square with chee and Rowan and Jake and KJ
  • i got very drunk and we went and made music in a park
  • also i finally signed 2 Deed 2 Poll. now to send it to literally everybody that might have ever heard my name in the last two years

5. okay so speaking of music

  • i’ve gotten big into Eurorack in the last year
  • i put together a little, USB powered case a while ago and i’ve been slowly filling it with modules
  • recently i outgrew it, and also little portable case obviously needs to be for generative ambient, so i started planning a bigger desktop case in like November
  • i finished it last week!!!
    6u eurorack case made from birch plywood with Pale Slim Ghost Synthesisers and Bork Systems stickers
  • i mean wow look at that thing. i made an Object

6. i got mildly good at chess

  • i’ve got a 700~ Rapid rating babes
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc5 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 6. exd5 Nxd5 7. Nxf7 Kxf7 8. Qf3+ Kg8 9. Bxd5+ Qxd5 10. Qxd5+ Be6 11. Qxe6# is the only correct game of chess. every other game is a shitty imitation of that
  • im actually kind of bad if you don’t cooperate with my Fried Liver Attack or Stafford Gambit okay