Journal: 15 Feb 2019

15th February 2019 PERMALINK • 1 min read

It’s finally the end of the week! And fortunately, it means that the training course I was on at work is finished. It was about iterative delivery, and how to vertically slice projects, so you can produce deliverables in a shorter period of time, and a lot of other things. It was beneficial, but I’d much rather spend my time writing code.

We’ve been going through a big rewrite of one of our apps, and we finally got to a point where a build has been accepted by Apple. It turns out that’s not the build we will be releasing, as there are a few extra tweaks needed. But my boss thought it was something worth celebrating, so he purchased a bottle of spiced rum (70% alcohol content 🤯) for any celebratory events, as our team are known as the “Corsairs” (long story, but we even have a pirate flag). It certainly warmed my body for a while.

As I was leaving work, I noticed the buildings on the other side of the river (Thames) were looking rather intriguing, it was if HDR was being applied in real-life. The sky was a brightish blue, with the street lamps bright, and light still reflecting off the glass buildings. It’s not a great photo, as I took as I was walking out of the door, but I can’t change that now.

Tonight, I ate some more of the cheesecake that my girlfriend made me for Valentine’s day. It’s amazing. And fortunately, it’s going to last for quite a while.

Apart from that, I’ve started to rewatch Lost, as it’s now on Amazon Prime Video! But at the same time as that, I’ve also been keeping up with my Pokémon game on the Nintendo Switch. Hopefully, I’ll spend some time to write about it at the weekend, but I’m really enjoying the game and the console as a whole.