Dec 082014
 
Standing out

It was 8.23 in the morning, I was walking from the tube station to the big glass box where the computer stood that I was to stare at for the coming 8 hours. As I walked, people were milling around me, dressed up warmly in shawls, hats, gloves and thick winter coats; December in London […]

Dec 082014
 
Standing out

It was 8.23 in the morning, I was walking from the tube station to the big glass box where the computer stood that I was to stare at for the coming 8 hours. As I walked, people were milling around me, dressed up warmly in shawls, hats, gloves and thick winter coats; December in London […]

Dec 022014
 
Screw Yoda. Or: Monthly challenges revamped

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Perhaps the most memorable quote from the entire Star Wars trilogy. And it works. Luke Skywalker, the quintessential hero, goes out and does. He defeats the Empire, confronts his father and makes friends with nauseatingly cute little cave-men. He doesn’t get the girl, but that’s because she’s […]

Nov 282014
 
Choices

One more month and then my contract here in London ends. My direct manager would like to extend me, but the harpies from HR have decreed that he can only hire someone permanently (for a certain value of permanent) instead of having me contract for a while longer. His boss on the other hand would […]