Blog Update

Ah, shit. It’s the end of May. I’d meant to write a blog post at around the end of last year, when I provide my typical end-of-year update. But I didn’t. I should do that.

I had this smart idea of trying one new thing every day for each month. I knew that one of those new things would be blogging, so I delayed 😱 my end-of-year post until then. But it hasn’t happened yet.

First month started well. I did Keto. The next month I needed something a little easier, so I got myself a watch and decided to wear a watch every day. The third month I was considering the blog posts, but I got really sick at the start - so I decided not to shave for the month, which required no effort. Negative effort really.

And then it was April, and I still wasn’t ready to blog, and I didn’t have the energy to do anything else either (sick kids and wife can really take it out of you), so all of a sudden it’s the end of May and I’ve got nowhere. Bah.

Topics I was considering:

  • What I did this year (2018)
  • Refactoring Twitter. Some things I’ve noticed over my 8+ years working there.
  • Thoughts on the trend from internet companies to give you what they say is good for you, rather than what you want.
  • A (probable) rant about how tests both set you free and hold you back.
  • Some thoughts on customer service for small teams within large companies.
  • Monorepos and source dependencies - a simple summary of what that means and why.
  • Some thoughts on skills and expertise of leaders.

None of these are particularly well formed in my head, but they’ve been running around in there for a year or three. It’ll be good to set them down in type. I write this blog more to compose my own thoughts than to provide reading material for others, and I’ll continue to do that.

Update:

Ah shit, it’s August already. Time to publish this thing.