Category Archives: General Programming

Maintaining Your Programming Focus, Or, How To Make Your Own Grass The Greenest

Let’s be honest with each other. Are you really, truly focused on what you do? Or do you find your attention wanders to new and shiny things more often than you’d like to admit? Do you order programming books from Amazon on a variety of different subjects and then find that they end up gathering […]


Did ya miss me?? A year has passed and it’s about time I started bothering you all with some little snippets of code again. So what exactly have I been up to for the last 12 months? Well, I’ve been mainly looking after my two boys (now 3 and 1.5 years old), but for the […]

The Biggest Programming Mistake I Ever Made

Well folks, as mentioned in How To Learn From Your Programming Mistakes, here it is. The story that still makes me shudder when I think about it. When it comes to all time, super-duper cock-ups, this is one I will never forget. Strictly speaking I wasn’t actually trying to program anything when it happened. I […]

How to Learn From Your Programming Mistakes (in 5 Easy Steps)

Once upon a time, I made a very big mistake on a project at work. It was astonishingly stupid of me. I’ll share that wonderful event with you tomorrow (see how I’m craftily tempting you to come back and visit me again?). In the meantime, here’s my take on how you can learn from those […]