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 119: Ginny

    A fluffy Bearded Collie named Alfie sitting like a good boy

    A week of HR drinks, prepping for wardrobes, getting rid of junk, sibling road trips, very cute Bearded Collies, and reconnecting with my dad's family. Read Week 119: Ginny.

  2. Week 118: Swiss Roll

    A week of birthday non-celebrations, excellent cakes, small children, choking hazards, fun goose chases, and lazy weekends. Read Week 118: Swiss Roll.

  3. Week 117: Tring

    A lion looking very concerned that somebody killed and stuffed him

    A week of buying annual leave, meeting new Whitechapel friends, auctions, hundreds of taxidermy animals, looming birthdays, family plans, and spreadsheets. Read Week 117: Tring.

  4. Week 116: Taskmaster House

    A small section of a map with lines crossing and intersecting in a very inefficient walk

    A week of incident management, new tooling, vegetarianism, drinking champagne, long dog walks, and the Taskmaster house. Read Week 116: Taskmaster House.

  5. Week 115: Incident(s)

    A week of back-to-work security incidents, wardrobe quotes, large amounts of vegan food, and time with the family. Read Week 115: Incident(s).

  6. Week 114: Roll for Cocktail

    Charlotte, Gallal, and Luke stood in a green field with the sun low in the sky behind them

    A week of birthday parties, New Year parties, properly resting, organised drinking fun, spongey drinks, walking in the countryside, and extra holiday Read Week 114: Roll for Cocktail.

  7. Week 113: Shelves

    Three wooden shelves packed with books

    A week of bookshelves, unpacking, Christmas in Hull, a festive hot tub, car upgrades, time with the family, researching ancestry, and some shaky first steps. Read Week 113: Shelves.

  8. Week 112: Dr Pepper

    A friendly fox stood very close to us in the snow

    A week of more sickness, catching up on TV, trimming shelves, snow in Wapping Woods, a foxy friend, and a dangerous cocktail. Read Week 112: Dr Pepper.

  9. Week 111: Festive Nepotism

    A week of Christmas parties, bottomless brunch, festive nepotism, Freddy Prince Junior, Lindsay Lohan, over-explained magic, and coming down with something. Read Week 111: Festive Nepotism.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.