Really enjoyed this week’s WB40 podcast interview with Peter Kappus on Objectives and Key Results. I read John Doerr’s book on the topic, Measure What Matters, 18 months ago but it didn’t stick. Kappus recommends Christina Wodtke’s Radical Focus; bought it and will give it a go.
Working from home is a real joy now that we have a garden office. I kept getting paid a visit by this brave one today. First time I saw him he scurried across the fence with a whole apple in his mouth, but I couldn’t get to my phone quickly enough to capture it.
Had to look up what the correct capitalisation of ‘happy New Year’ is. If you’re going to write it many times over, you may as well get it right.
Another lovely, thoughtful gift. I haven’t found really good liquorice since I was spoiled in Stockholm a few years ago. These are literally amazeballs.
Lovely birthday gift from my friends! ❤️
Annual birthday lunch photo with my lovely boys. I am a lucky man.
Yet again I found myself talking to a colleague about You Are Not Done Yet, a really wonderful resource for software testing. It’s the sort of document that should live somewhere like GitHub so that people can continue to contribute and update it.
A lovely Christmas gift. I originally had this on cassette tape, bought on holiday in Bulgaria in 1994 for about 50p. Sweet Thing’s bass line sounds even more sweet on vinyl!
Strawberry fields. The photo doesn’t do any kind of justice to how vast these are. Will there be enough people to pick the fruit once we leave the EU next year?
I’ve never started Christmas Day with a run before. Feels very different to all of those in the past that I started with a hangover. This is definitely better.
Reading about 82-year-old Russ Mantle, the first Brit to cycle 1,000,000 miles. I’ve been riding for six years and still haven’t quite completed 1% of the distance he has covered.
Rik Edwards has written a great account of helping David Gauke with his recent election campaign in South-West Hertfordshire. His politics seem to align to mine so I’m probably biased, but it is interesting to hear what it was like from someone involved.
Listening to RHLSTP #10 and just realised that Rob Delaney and Gary Delaney are not the same person. 😐
Just played a game of this for the first time, with my 12-year old. Loved it! Like Scrabble with a different set of tactics. He beat me.
It’s panto time!
What we need is seven red lines, all perpendicular to each other, some drawn with green ink and others with transparent ink. You’re the expert. Can you do that?
The joys of commuting at Christmas. Someone just got on the train, puked up everywhere, and now we’re delayed in leaving while the poor cleaners sort the mess out. Windows are open, but I’m currently sitting downwind and am boxed in to my seat. 🤮
A timely reminder to make your test cases STAND OUT.