Co-founder @PollinateHQ - Buying a farm * Climate/Tech/CTO/Strategy/NED/Advisory * ex-GDS/ex-AWS * @pauldjohnston@mastodon. green * Christian
Sep 7, 2018 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
There's a whole lot of people online saying they still look things up or make stupid mistakes when coding after X years in tech.
I definitely still do. I'm not perfect. Documentation is important. I look up stuff that is easy all the time. I make really dumb mistakes.
But I've also spent over 20 years coding in multiple different languages and doing various different roles.
I haven't always been someone that writes code.
Writing code is not what I do that adds value.
Aug 18, 2018 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
Thread: My wife was at the supermarket today picking up some bits and pieces and she got chatting to the young guy at the checkout.
They had a chat...
He had decided after school not to go to University and had been working there for a couple of years but was excited now because he was about to go.
Aug 14, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Gave my Dad an echo dot yesterday. He has macular degeneration and I thought it might help. Installed a big company's skill for him to help with trains (my parents can't drive any more) and watched the interaction.
It was terrible.
Sometimes tech just doesn't get it
I completely understood the interaction and the questions.
A 70+ yr old?
He asked a perfectly reasonable question about when the next train from X to Y was and the response was
"Do you want to plan a journey?"
Which was a bit confusing because he'd just said that
Jul 16, 2018 • 21 tweets • 5 min read
So, let's have a quick chat about CI/CD and #serverless.
This will be more "overview" than in depth (it's twitter after all)
CI and CD* are not the same thing