Not So Dumb After All

A lot of people gained weight during lockdown. My wife and I didn’t. How we managed to get healthier during lockdown isn’t a secret. Firstly, we kept a healthy diet. Admittedly, this wasn’t always easy. Without leaving home, with no delivery services, there were hard times. But we managed. We ordered from local markets. WeContinue reading “Not So Dumb After All”

Untie The Knot

Sitting in front of a computer all day isn’t great for my body. Add to it the tentions of work and you get a problematic combination. The funny thing is, it creeps on you and you don’t realise it. I didn’t feel the tension that was building up. And then I got my wife aContinue reading “Untie The Knot”

Pop Goes The Corn

I love popcorn. Popcorn for me is associated with cinemas and watching movies. I’d usually go through a medium-sized bucket before the movie even started. I know you’ve probably tried buttered popcorn, salty popcorn, sweet popcorn… None of these are exciting. They’re decent snacks, nothing more. But there’s a special brand of popcorn that IContinue reading “Pop Goes The Corn”

Kitchen Joe

I like smart solutions. There’s something elegant about a smart solution to a problem. It’s interesting how sometimes we are not even aware of a problem until we see the solution. One place where I seldom think of the problem before I encounter a solution is the kitchen. I work with what I have, andContinue reading “Kitchen Joe”

Let It Rise

Few things in life can beat the smell of fresh bread in the morning. It always makes me feel like I’m on a vacation. It starts my day on a really positive note. Making bread takes time, though. And patience. And it’s kind of messy. Plus, timing it just right for when I wake upContinue reading “Let It Rise”

Legacy Code

What is legacy code? I was asked this question in an interview for a contract once. I answered that all code, once written, is immediately legacy code. I got that contract. I still believe this to be the case. Any developer worth their salt never stops learning. This means yesterday’s code is inevitably not asContinue reading “Legacy Code”

It’s Raining… Umbrellas?

It’s been roughly seven years since I moved to London. One thing I learned about London is you always want to have an umbrella (or a brolly, if you’re local) handy. You never know when it’s going to start raining. I used to buy them from just any old store on the street for £2Continue reading “It’s Raining… Umbrellas?”

Where The Sun Doesn’t Shine

I work from home. Like many others, the pandemic got me working entirely from home. But even before the pandemic, I used to spend many hours in my home office. Since my work involves me sitting in front of computers, what I mostly do is, well… Sit. And I’m not as young as I usedContinue reading “Where The Sun Doesn’t Shine”

Smile

I drink a lot of coffee. I mean, I could easily drink ten cups a day. While I enjoy my coffee, it does come at a cost. One of the most noticeable side effects of drinking plenty of coffee is the stains on your teeth. Since I can’t ignore the coffee stains, I have toContinue reading “Smile”