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Project Mini-Me

So this week ended a 63 week project I started in January 2015. The project? To lose weight; specifically to get back to 81kg. This post is a summary of how it went, how I tackled the project and what I learnt along the way. Tl;dr: 11.5kg lost. Set goals, […]

Perl CPAN month.

So this month I was allocated Test::Simple as part of the CPAN pull request challenge. As the sneaky devil I am; I thought I’d pull a fast one on the development team I work in and suggested we have a evening event to learn about the CPAN Pull Request Challenge […]

Hello https://metacpan.org/release/Scientist

I am pleased to release on the unsuspecting internet a new CPAN module:¬†https://metacpan.org/release/Scientist This is a Perl 5 implementation of the ideas described in the Ruby gem released by the good people at GitHub (http://githubengineering.com/scientist/). Scientist is a module that helps with testing of refactored code. Basically it runs two […]

Node + Express + Jade = Win!

Recently I have been commuting to work via a train rather than by car. Which has been quite good in terms of me having time to work on my Judo related side projects. As I mentioned in my last post I am working on an exciting project for the Judo […]

$DayJob Update.

A quick update I thought was in order; and this time I thought I would reflect a little bit on my $DayJob, the agile processes we employ, my role and how the company’s continued growth affects all the above. So as I think I have mentioned elsewhere, I am the […]

September 2015…

Seriously, no posts since February!! Okay, so not a lot has happened, life has continued and I have got older. My role in my $dayjob has evolved once more and the team I am the “Development Team Leader” has grown by two developers. I have dropped out of the CPAN […]

A small change in situation.

So it is February already, wow what happened to Janaury! Thought I should write something to clear my head. This week I head to Paris with the IJF to work at the Paris Grand Slam judo event. Should be good. I am taking my Raspberry Pi with me and then […]

Inspect and adapt!

Hi all,so life on the new team was short lived; I am back in the Perl team and working on a new "Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)" project. This is a relatively new approach for the Scrum team I work on and a new part of the product we are […]

Change is a good thing… right?

So…. where to start.The last time I blogged (back in April) I wrote that I was changing from the PHP based web application team back to the Perl based test automation tools team. Well… since then the company I was at made some more changes and the Perl team was […]

My ArchBookPro ;-)

So whilst I was away in Miami, I took the plunge and started installing Linux on my MacBook Pro. Being me, I decided against the sensible option of something easy like Ubuntu. I went with ArchLinux, not Manjaro (again simpler), which meant I had more learning to do and more […]