Rowan’s Weeknotes

Weekly updates about what’s happening in my life. If you want more regular but less structured updates, check out my notes.

  1. Week 110: Private View

    A week of in-person catchups, private views, being by myself, stupid amounts of Minecraft, car hire, visiting family, and a new distraction for Christmas. Read Week 110: Private View.

  2. Week 109: Nuvole Bianche

    A view of a round stage covered in candles, with a grand piano in the center. Framed by a large pipe organ and candles covering the stepped choir seating.

    A week of trial news, low motivation, great TV, sickness, fun Christmas parties, more sickness, and piano music in Central Hall. Read Week 109: Nuvole Bianche.

  3. Week 108: Self-Diagnosis

    Charlotte and I sheltering under a bridge. We're wet from the rain and we're pointing at a large model of the sun at the end of the solar system walk

    A week of thinking about my brain, new phones, comedy, excellent tech talks, visits from Canada, solar systems, city walls, and scones. Read Week 108: Self-Diagnosis.

  4. Week 107: ffconf

    A week of building a CMS, reading about ActivityPub, time with my sister, amazing conferences, buying forks, and finding a friendly new Mastodon instance. Read Week 107: ffconf.

  5. Week 106: Champagne Show

    A week of useful npm features, going cold turkey on Twitter, enjoying Mastodon, drinking a lot of champagne, and dancing to 2000's bangers until 4 am. Read Week 106: Champagne Show.

  6. Year 2: Demotion

    A full year of weeknotes represented as a grid of thumbnails

    A year of rethinking work, writing ridiculous amounts, starting to read again, re-introducing travel, heaps of weddings, and being a much happier person. Read Year 2: Demotion.

  7. Week 105: Letterbox

    Me wearing all black with a silver number 10, a lion door knocker, a golden letterbox, and a doornob stuck to my T-shirt

    A week of shipping a lot, writing a new logger, craft projects, dressing up, fun parties, walking red flags, and switching to Mastodon. Read Week 105: Letterbox.

  8. Week 104: Ally Pally

    A week of over-planning, immersive games, angsty pop punk, the worst train journey of my life, 40th birthdays, and Love is Blind. Read Week 104: Ally Pally.

  9. Week 103: Blackgang Chine

    Me and Harry standing bravely in the very cold October sea

    A week of long pairing sessions, fixing up some old code, long drives and ferries, ocean views, questionable animatronics, and cold swims. Read Week 103: Blackgang Chine.

  10. Week 102: Roundhouse

    Me wearing a yellow coat with a green jumper next to Charlotte wearing a green coat and a yellow jumper

    A week of incidents, nice pairing sessions, Eurovision planning, 60th birthday parties, ladders, matching outfits, and shiny new dotfiles. Read Week 102: Roundhouse.

  11. Week 101: Manifesting

    Ziggy, a very cute and angry-looking cat

    A week of business, work drinks, keeping up the reading streak, Team days, manifesting large incidents, trips to Leeds, cute cats, and cheap Apple Sourz. Read Week 101: Manifesting.

  12. Week 100: Skyblock

    A week of great films, sweet books, birthday drinks, lots of Minecraft, thousands of pull requests, messing up but enjoying it, and a smart meter installation. Read Week 100: Skyblock.

  13. Week 99: Haunted Doll

    Liz The Haunted Doll: The Movie

    A week of long walks in Wales, extending the trip, soaking in the hot tub, cursed dolls, weird sandwiches, and a long journey home. Read Week 99: Haunted Doll.

  14. Week 98: Dark Void

    A bright full moon shining over fields. Trees are silhouetted in rolling mist.

    A week of new prime ministers, new monarchs, new leaks, birthday drinks, AI-generated images, a holiday in Wales, and long walks. Read Week 98: Dark Void.

  15. Week 97: Engraving

    A scrabble board with the word 'equal' played on a triple word score

    A week of new houses, BBQs, unsettling new books, excellent lunches, sober beer festivals, scrabble, and running workshops. Read Week 97: Engraving.

  16. Week 96: Seven Deaths

    A week of many plans, excellent books, a wedding, refactoring, late calls, immersive experiences, fun new board games, and too much drinking. Read Week 96: Seven Deaths.

  17. Week 95: JPD & David

    A cute dog with his head on my knee

    A week of fun weddings, betting on horses, dogs who like me now, finished painting, a new blog post, and playing with OpenTelemetry. Read Week 95: JPD & David.

  18. Week 94: Book Delivery

    A view of the sunrise behind Deptford Bridge station

    A week of The Sandman, book deliveries, reading a bunch more, late nights, fun 30th birthdays, our fifth wedding, and infuriating trial news. Read Week 94: Book Delivery.

  19. Week 93: Good Little Cog

    Me lounging on the bed instead of doing something interesting.

    A week of relentless positivity, cute logos, delicious food, Rust, book clubs, tequila, BeReal, and reading witness statements. Read Week 93: Good Little Cog.

  20. Week 92: Unwelcome Guests

    A week of book clubs, reading again, new team members, learning to code, summer birthdays, Kalimotxo Blondes, and a new housemate. Read Week 92: Unwelcome Guests.