cellulitus v2

So as if once wasn’t enough, back in Dec ’17. I’ve only gone and ended up in sun kissed Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock again with that old favourite cellulitis. No sepsis this time, just to keep the body guessing. In the main a fairly rudimentary stay, a wee spell in Ambulatory Care – which was fun.…

refert centum annos

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 a lot of folks a…

the road to learn react

I recently purchased a cracking book to help me learn the joys of React. I am happy to say it’s been a hugely enjoyable experience. The book, unlike others I’ve read, has a central project which you take from the start right through the book. Each chapter offers further reading or examples to look at for…

 healthy progress

As part of the learning path towards Cloud Developer certification, I’ve decided to invest in React as my chosen UI/UX Framework. The firm I work for has a great deal of projects using it and there is a clear cross over from my previous experience in AngularJS / Angular. I’m really happy with the work I’ve managed to achieve so…

new challenge

As part of my personal development, through work, I’m going to try and gain some professional certification in the Cloud environment. We have a corporate account with those wizards at Cloud Academy, so my first target will be to get AWS Developer certified. We have a couple of different learning paths in work, which I’m…

lovely day for it

Angus was back at 5 a sides this morning – and man was it a stunning return to the place. horrid sleekit rain, that soaks you right through. It threatened to really open up and pour it down, but luckily it held off. Some ‘choice’ tackles going in and poor Reece didn’t walk away from…

mac & 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 the firm is the MBP with Sketch and Adobe…

UX testing

So part of my new role at work is to try and improve the User Experience on one of the companies many (internal) sites. The site in question has recently had a refresh and my initial involvement was to help port content from the previous design into the latest. During this I made some observations about things I’d noticed…

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 much I was able to…

head in the cloud

So I came back from holidays and started in a new team. Same firm, building and floor – but different team, now I’m doing UI Engineering for Automation. A whole new bunch of people in a brand new team. They are all awesome but it’s straight into the work and getting up to speed. We have…