This week I have learned:
- the callous, psychopathic nature of the way in which multi-national corporates can drop their relationship with a long-term member of staff on a whim.
- that my interest in UK politics has now basically come to an end, if only to protect my own sanity.
- that cumulative “quick fixes” can exponentially scale technical debt.
- the attraction of building rather than buying is very strong.
- entity-relationship modelling is an esoteric thing, but without it trying to think about how database systems work is fraught with danger.
- own services, end-to-end.
- having the time and space to step back, survey, and then draw fundamental conclusions is too often lost in busy organisations.
- I’m looking forward to Christmas (and my first paid bank holiday in nearly seven years).
Next week: countdown
The week in photos: