Big personal announcement! 🎉

After almost 6 years of working for myself I'm finally headed back to the world of employment (😱)! I'm soon going to be joining Monzo as an Engineering Manager, and couldn't be more excited.

I've written more, including the whats and whys here: 😀

Busy weekend ahead will mean no time for Japanese, so I’ve promised myself that if I get all of my work jobs done by lunch I’m allowed to study for the rest of the day 🤓

I’ve written a quick blog post about a high-level template I use to kick off some of my technical detective work. You’re welcome to take and adapt it for your own needs.

'A foundation for technical investigations'

45 minutes between meetings to pause for an iced tea and some grammar practice exercises.

Yes, Facebook. This dreadful attempt at emotional manipulation only makes me more sure that I want to bin you off actually.

Earlier this week I sent some thoughts to @thisisjofrank around permissions on the web. I've collected them together into a blog post in case they're more widely useful to spark conversation. Here you go!


After several years of extensive blood tests (all free), today I finally start taking medication for the rest of my life. For this, I don’t even have to pay the standard prescription fee (£8.80) every month; my drugs are fully exempt. Thank you, NHS 💙

@qubyte Thanks :) It's just a cold, but I've had a few health wake up calls recently and trying to be a bit kinder to myself.

@seb_ly @ben @scottjenson Well then, it's got to be Hot Tub Time Machine 2, and you're refitting your entire house, surely?

Got pretty sick whilst in Prague for WebExpo, so taking today fully off to do absolutely nothing strenuous. Pot of tea made, Xbox on.

I posted (a bit emotionally) yesterday on the birdsite after having had some wine and getting this lovely recommendation. Today I followed up by saying that if I've ever worked/spoken/collaborated with you and you'd like either private or public feedback/recommendations, please ask without embarrassment. That stands here too. And if I haven't, think about who you can feed back to - it can help them keep doing what they do.

Sally Lait boosted

If you're looking for a UX Designer/Product Designer/Design Director type person I'm available from 17th September for short-ish projects.

Boosts appreciated 👀👌😘

@juanfernandes Anything that gives me a better sense of someone as a person rather than just a dev/designer is always good.

My hotel features a painting that I can't see as being anything other than the face of ALF

@seb_ly Well yeah, that'd obviously be the main event ;)

@seb_ly I haven't been to Brighton in SO long, however one of my best pals is there and has just got a new puppy...

Bank holiday weeks always fly past. Currently juggling:

📈Tech/strategy recommendations for travel client
👩🏻‍💻Developer tutorial creation
🖍Strategy/vision workshop prep
🎤 Conference talk prep
👩🏻‍💼 New business meeting
💼 Finding/following leads
🗺 Holiday prep!

@tobinalex I cannot confirm or deny that "less expensive" versions are/were available should you seek them out... ;)

To be honest it's not amazing for that, so you're not missing too much!

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