Monday Musings

By October 22, 2018 Mondays No Comments

Your weekly dose of mindful meanderings:

  • I’ve been working my way through Twin Peaks: The Return. I started it a few months back, then got waylaid by something or the other. I restarted the whole season a couple of weeks back and am mostly loving it. No clue what is actually going on most of the time, but it’s an enjoyable enough ride! I started to read around David Lynch a little, since he seems like an interesting character. By all accounts he doesn’t interview well, but this article was illuminating. It’s nice to know there’s others out there who are as reluctant to leave their houses as I am!
  • Actually, I try to make the effort to leave my house at least once a day (not including parent-taxi duties which consume many of my evenings), jumping on my bike to get some exercise. Upgrading my bike from my old Halfords bought Hybrid Carrera to a Cannondale 29er Trek 2 has been something of a revolution in terms of sheer enjoyment. One of the reasons for the purchase was a heightened interest in doing some actual mountain biking. Since there’s not so many mountains round by where I live, my riding buddy and I normally end up at the well renowned Cannock Chase for our trail riding instead. Thankfully, I didn’t pay anywhere near full price for my new [to me] bike, and will wax lyrically about the wonders of Facebook Marketplace in another post sometime. But on the subject of money…
  • Money isn’t something I talk about a lot on my blog, and I have no particular plans to change that. I do admire Mr Money Moustache’s ethos though and can certainly warrant that spending some time getting financially educated was beneficial a few years back (when I started contracting and finally had some money worth being educated about!) This article clarifies a few points about the FIRE movement and provides a steer on some habits that are worth developing.
  • While reviewing some upcoming articles for our TestRail blog, I came across this Coding Kata via Jim Holmes. It looks good and I’d like to spend some time working through it myself. I’m intrigued by what some Product Management Katas might look like also; since I spend most of my time thinking and facilitating discussions about projects and features, rather than coding. If they don’t already exist, perhaps the PM community would value some thought in this regard…
  • I’m looking forward to the Product Tank Meetup in Birmingham this Weds with some illustrious speakers from the Product Tank organisation.
Thanks for reading. Feel free to reach out via a comment or on the socials if anything resonates.

Cheers,
Simon

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