Programming Sucks

Websites that are glorified shopping carts with maybe three dynamic pages are maintained by teams of people around the clock, because the truth is everything is breaking all the time, everywhere, for everyone. Right now someone who works for Facebook is getting tens of thousands of error messages and frantically trying to find the problem before the whole charade collapses. There’s a team at a Google office that hasn’t slept in three days. Somewhere there’s a database programmer surrounded by empty Mountain Dew bottles whose husband thinks she’s dead.

— Programming Sucks


Fame at last

Or the closest I’ll ever get ;p I’ve been interviewed by Ryan Gibson for his home-working site Generation Y Working; you can read the interview here » Interview with Web Developing, Home Working Mum Jem Turner


Why I think @ymummyreally is full of crap & a cute nappy I bought

I found myself on a blog entry today that sent my blood pressure sky high (I’m getting old, I can’t help it). It’s @MumsnetBloggers fault. Anyway, the entry in question (“Congratulations Fearne Cotton! Now how soon before someone mentions the ‘M’ word?“) written by ‘yummy mummy’ Louise, questions the modern practice of having babies out… read full entry »

Ironbridge Photography Project

I have the privilege of living in the most beautiful county in the UK: Shropshire. (Not that I’m biased or anything.) This is highlighted in the towns surrounding my own; Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale and the like. Steeped in history, full of landmarks like The Iron Bridge… on their own, they are fairly interesting, but a recent… read full entry »


Amazing Mama / Midwifery Blog

I wasn’t originally going to post this link, and settled for sharing it privately with a couple of friends. However, after having spent several hours immersed in it this evening I can’t NOT share it: “Navelgazing Midwife” It’s not often I enjoy reading a blog as much as I have this one, particularly ones about… read full entry »


The Bookhabit Pyramid Scheme

I know quite a few of my regular readers are aspiring writers and as such, are writing or have written books of their own. In light of this, I think a few of you may find Dee’s post on Bookhabit and its ‘financial model’ interesting. Specifically this excerpt: Bookhabit’s author pay-out model is deliberately structured… read full entry »


DevART Account Holders

If you have a DeviantART account, it would be great if you could ‘fave’ this article. Art theft is lame :(

Neonglow

Becky, Brent and Sarai have opened a new SMF board: Neonglow MB.


Free Books Link

If you’re interested in increasing your skill set, check out Free Tech Books.com. All legal!


CSSArtillery

My most bland design for ages, and I get listed in a gallery. Someone’s off their noodle!