Developer Tales #2 – You will NEVER be a programmer

I left school in 1987 with no qualifications at all. I looked for work but everyone was looking for people with experience, and unlike in later life, no one was willing to take a chance on a long haired 15 year old with no education worth mentioning. To be fair though, I had no fucking……

Another Charlie Hebdo shitstorm… and I laughed and laughed

Remember back in 2015 after 12 people were murdered by Islamic Terrorists, because apparently they took the piss out of another magical sky daddy? Do you remember the outrage and the general feeling that free speech is a fundamental right, precious and should be protected at all costs and respected against censorship. Yeah I do,……

Another rant about designers

I have a love/hate relationship with designers, and I can say with absolute predictability, that it’s mostly been hate. Past experience of a designers sending a web site design done Adobe InDesign or a spec so concise it could fit on a fucking stamp, really didn’t make life easy. Of course, that’s presuming you get……

The Beatles Abbey Road 50th Anniversary

Another year, another remixed Beatles album is released. Last year it was the White Album, this year it’s the 50th aniversary of Abbey Road. As I said in the last post like this, while I am a compelete Beatles fanatic, I’m not a fan of their later albums from Sergant Pepper onwards. But my feelings……

The Beatles White Album 50th Anniversary

So the Beatles White Album has been remixed… suppose you have to do something for the 50th aniversary. Not my favourite album in the world, anything after Revolver pails into comparison and while I can agree that it’s progression in their music and songwriting, it’s just not as exciting to listen to. The White Album……

The moment my life went wrong

Back in the Summer of 1983, I was a child you would recognise from the wreck I’ve made of childhood. I was an extrovert, I was never in the house, I was out with a massive group of friends any chance I could get. Then December comes. As any other kid, I looked in my……

Things to do in Rotherham when you’re dead

Time for a little review of things to do based on extensive research before and during my three and a bit days in Rotherham. So here’s the top ten of things to do: Find the nearest road out See item 1. Seriously, I’ve never been so fucking bored in my life. Staring at the four……

Laughing at funny foreigners

As much as I hate to laugh at people who can’t speak English, and I do find broken English incredibly adorable when I’m speaking to my European friends, I have to admit to moments where I’ve had to stop what I am doing because I’m laughing to hard. I don’t mean having to learn north,……