Welcome to 2021! I hope it is going to be a productive, successful and happy year for all of us.
I don’t like the term “New Year’s resolutions”. It reminds me of all the usual things that millions of people put on their list every year. Get fit, lose weight, save money, get organised, spend more time with family. And so on. I’m sure a few of those have made it to your list in the past. And probably never made it off your list either.
But I do believe in setting goals. So I’ve spent a lot of time over the past month thinking about the challenges of 2020, and my goals for 2021. And I made one fundamental decision.
I mentioned before that I am writing an online course on ethics for software engineers (which is now open for pre-enrolment!) During my research for this course, I found an interesting – and scary – statistic.
Ever since lockdown, the days seem to merge and blur. Despite the monotony – or maybe because of it – the weeks have passed quickly. It’s Monday, then it’s Friday, then it’s Monday again.
And now it’s already past the middle of November.
I don’t know about you, but there are days when I crave a change of scenery. Pre-pandemic, my life was pretty routine. Work, exercise, an occasional outing with friends. I think anyone with a full-time job and responsibilities at home – from laundry to looking after family – has a life that is mainly routine.
Last year I shared some thoughts about course food in an email. As a result of some unexpected comments I’ve received recently, I decided to revisit the topic. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, a friend said something that made a difference to my life.
When you read that, did you say: “Nothing”? That was my first response too. And then I thought more about it. As promised last week, this is my answer to that question. Continue reading
What is your most important asset in 2020?
Mine is time. We all spend time thinking about our plans and the outcomes we would like to achieve for 2020. I want to spend more time outdoors and with my family. To achieve this, I decided to investigate ways to simplify my life. Continue reading
Some things get better with age, like wine, and whiskey, and cheese. And jeans. And, apparently, cast-iron skillets.
Nobody ever says that technology gets better with age. Old technology is … well, old technology. Have you ever tried to install your favourite app on a not-so-smart older cell phone? Continue reading