I recently got hold of a Nexus 6 in order to familiarize myself with Android. Its a great device in many ways but there's one thing that had I known about previously would have made me not buy it. It's this: the back is not flat. I'm very often at my desk with my phone [...]
Another shipwreck off Libya leaves around 200 dead. The most tragic and gut wrenching part of this latest event is this: The boat is believed to have capsized after migrants rushed to one side of the ship as mobile units from the Irish rescue carrier approached it. What panic and despair there must have been on that boat to [...]
A responsible "iGaming" company is one that chooses to not be in business. What is permissible is not always honourable – Cicero It is impossible to live in Malta if you're involved in the software industry and not constantly run into the online betting or gaming companies – or people who work for them. A rough estimate [...]
Tech is still remarkably sexist. On second thoughts maybe this is not so surprising because the world is still remarkably sexist. It's still pretty common to come across men who are "surprised" that women can code. A lot of them are also surprised that they can code well. I've been lucky to have studied and [...]
A mural that spans two islands by artist MTO: He poignantly and beautifully makes the point that Malta is keen on letting migrants through to other countries and, possibly at the same time that they in fact don't particularly want to be here anyway. Full story on The Times.
Lovely time meeting Rachel and her family this morning. Will be good to have colleagues at closer hand come the new year :-) Check out photos and on-brand socks on her blog.
In the few years we've been away from Aberdeen it seems like quite a few cool new cafes have opened up -- which makes me feel much better about moving back here since I spend quite a bit of time working from these sorts of places :-) In particular I really like how many new places [...]
Yesterday I tuned in to the Business of Software hangout with Steli Efti of Close.io who spoke about sales in startups. I hadn't really come across his stuff before so after it was done I checked out his blog and really like his post about making sure you follow-up on leads "right the fuck now" [...]
The Independent reports today that following ETC CEO Philip Rizzo's blatantly sexist comments on Facebook directed at one of his managers he has banned Facebook use "for senior management". The reason apparently is that according to Minister Bartolo: he is not a sexist person and that he respects his colleagues and, in fact, I think [...]
A touching poem by David Whyte that a mere seven months ago would have been unremarkable to me yesterday left me speechless. Carrying a child, I carry a bundle of sleeping future appearances. I carry my daughter adrift on my shoulder, dreaming her slender dreams and I carry her beneath the window, watching her moon lit palm [...]