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Being the best

I used to wish I was the best basketball player in the world. But what if instead of my wish being granted by gaining great abilities, everyone else lost theirs? I think a lot of people who want to be the best at something would be ok with that type of outcome.

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Misc Work

I wanted to write but I took a nap instead

Sorry, nothing insightful to share today. I used my window of time that I was supposed to be writing unproductively.

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Parenting Work

The (home) office door

Working from home full-time is fantastic, but having an office in a small house with two small children means that staying focused can be a challenge. As any parent will tell you, a closed-door is not a universally recognised symbol by children to knock or come back later. It’s more like a general invitation to […]

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Moving to Scotland Work

A refreshing change

As part of our recent move to Scotland, I resigned from Microsoft after 13 years of being at the company and I recently started new work as a support engineer (aka Happiness Engineer) with a company called Automattic, a company that’s so different it’s hard to see a resemblance past the fact that they are […]

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A debug mindset

I came across this image (from a Julia Evans tweet) last night and I was thinking about it a lot today. Although it’s about software debugging it’s applicable to hard problems of any kind.