Last updated: 20th March 2024

Here’s what I’m currently up to:

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Spring 2024

Currently Working On:

  • @Work: Working on a CRM software solution for the house building industry.
  • @Home: Working on a side project: Christmas Adverts Website
  • Deep dive into React, Redux, and the whole React ecosystem

📚 Reading:


Over the last few months I've been delving into my collection of classic Gollancz Science Fiction hardbacks (the yellow-jacket ones) and thoroughly enjoying them. Far too many to list here but I've enjoyed novels and short stories from Robert Silverberg, Bob Shaw, Ursula K Le Guin and a whole host of others. I plan on cataloguing the collection on this site at some point.

Here's other books I've read over the past year or so.

"Atomic Habits" by James Clear (Audiobook). (Amazon Link)
Fantastic book that I thoroughly recommend to anyone. I'm listening to this for a third time because I find something new each time and it helps motivate me.

"How Music Got Free: What happens when an entire generation commits the same crime?" by Stephen Witt (Amazon Link)

How Music Got Free is a blistering story of obsession, music and obscene money. A story of visionaries, criminals and tycoons. It’s about the greatest pirate in history, the most powerful exec in the music business, and an illegal website six times the size of iTunes.

"Surviving To Drive" by Guenther Steiner (Amazon Link)

I'm a huge Formula 1 fan and pre-ordered this in December 2022. It dropped on my doorstep a few days ago and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. If you're a fan of Netflix's 'Drive To Survive' series you'll know what a personality Guenther is.

"Deploy Empathy: A Practical Guide to Interviewing Customers" by Michele Hansen Amazon Link

"Up The Walls Of The World" by James Tiptree Jr. (Amazon Link)
Brilliant Sci-fi novel with thought provoking ideas.

"The Lord Of The Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien (Amazon Link)
I've read this many times before and come back to it every couple of years.

"The Omega Project" by Steve Alten. (Amazon Link)
This started off well but quickly fell into a misogynistic prose that lacked taste.

"The 4 Hour Body" by Tim Ferris (Amazon Link)

"The Wind's Twelve Quarters" by Ursuka K. Le Guin (Gollanz SF Hardback)

"Clanlands - Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other" by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish (Audible Link)
Fans of Starz' 'Outlander' will enjoy this historic tour or Scotland.

"The Silmarillion" by J.R.R Tolkien (Amazon Link)
Tough going but eventually finished it. If you want to understand the history of Tolkien's Middle Earth then this is the book for you.

"The Sandman" by Neil Gaiman (Audible Link)

"Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman (Audible Link)

"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Audible Link)

"Artemis" by Andy Wier (Audible Link)

"The Obstacle Is The Way" by Ryan Holiday (Amazon Link)

"Hidden Wyndham: Life, Love, Letters" by Amy Binns (Amazon Link)
I'm a huge fan of John Wyndham's novels and enjoyed this book about his life and loves. Amy Binns has done a remarkable job of finding information on a man that kept his personal life so secret.

"The Unicorn Project" by Gene Kim (Amazon link)
A must for any software developer wanting to take the next step in their career.

"How Not To Be A Professional Racing Driver" by Jason Plato (Amazon link)
An absolute hoot from start to the end. Jason is as funny off the track as he is fast on it.

🎧 Listening


Not really listening to anything in particular recently. Just my usual mix of Drum and Bass, Hip-Hop, Ambient, Jazz, and Funk.

📺 Watching

Nothing in particular.