(re)building the dream

like everybody and their dog (if you’re lucky enough to have one) I’ve been trying to do some bits’n’bobs around the place during the joy that is lockdown. this particular venture is the rehash of my Christmas present Lego Land Defender. I made an heroic effort to construct it first Read more…

ag-grid woes

I’m working on a nice project at the moment which involves using a new plugin for my team => ag-grid. It’s a Datagrid package that promises to add a lot of functionality to our product, with a lot less effort than it would take to try and reinvent the wheel. Read more…

Dark Side

After several years using Android phones I have chosen to go back to Apple. The reasoning is fairly simple and possibly misguided. I’m using my works MacBook Pro more and more these days, so I’m going to try and eek out more of its’ productivity – i.e. joined-up-ness by utilising Read more…

Tent wrestler

So I thought I’d have a quick look at the ‘pop-up’ tent so AJ and I could maybe boost for a day or two. Well, it certainly ‘pops’ out of the bag. Discovered it was missing the pegs it should have had – thanks to ebay that’s now resolved. So Read more…

At last

Today marks the end of a pretty stressful old time in the weestoater team. Happily things appear to have turned a corner and should be on track for much better days. A new challenge awaits and I am part champing at the bitt / part making buttons. Watch this space…

Tuum simul agunt !

Wallowing in self-pity has become all too easy, what with Cellulitus v2 (Cv2) reappearance and withdrawal of some important meds due to clashing with anti-biotics needed for treatment. But just ‘cos I’m fat, over forty and ginger that doesn’t mean to say I should get away with it. There are Read more…

Mac and Me

So after many MANY years of mocking and undermining them, I am now the proud user of a MacBook Pro, for my sins. As the UX Architect/Engineer for my team I am tasked with a multitude of design related duties. Wireframes, site maps, mockups etc. The weapon of choice for Read more…

Reacting well

I was recently tasked with building a ‘dashboard’, something else to learn. So I hit my pluralsight tutorials and filled up on coffee. I also decided to take the plunge into the React world, as this is in vogue at the moment. Must say I am pleasantly surprised at how Read more…

Head in the clouds

So I came back from holidays and started in a new team. In the same firm, building and floor – but different team, now I’m doing UI Engineer for Automation. Team are awesome but it’s straight into the work and getting up to speed. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

coming for you 2017

with all the changes I undertook last year, I’m not going to surprise anyone by saying this year for me is about ticking off a few technical goals, gaining some personal development on the agile plain and generally grabbing some code by the scruff of it’s ‘neck’ and knocking it Read more…