March has been a busy month, mainly knuckling down to work on some software projects.
I brought on a new consultancy client. I’m providing in-person and phone consultancy, focused on building a process to manage and assess work provided by contract developers. I’m helping my client check current work, start using some simple management tools, and improve understanding of technical terms.
If you’d like me to help you understand your development team, take control of processes, or build a website or app then please do fill out this contact form with your details, and I’ll be in touch.
I took a trip to Aviemore for a few days, walking around Ryvoan Bothie.
I also took my first trip out to North Berwick: climbing Berwick Law, and taking a quick splash into the sea. A good fish and chips near the harbour made for a perfect daytrip from Edinburgh.
Reading and Learning
I read Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee.
Interesting articles I read and clipped:
- How I got my attention back, Craig Mod in Wired, 2017.
- Tiny Private Mind-Motions on Kottke
- Online activists are silencing us, scientists say, Kate Kelland. An interesting look at public clashes and harassment, enabled by social media.
- If You Can’t Afford the Rent, It’s My Problem, Too, Tyler Cowen in Bloomberg
- The Race to Put Thousands of Miles of English Walking Paths Back on the Map, Noor Al-Samarri in Atlas Obscura
And on Brexit:
- Structural causes of the radicalisation of Brexit, Will Bott
- Demand for Britishness is high but the supply is drying up, Fintan O’Toole in the Irish Times