Week 40: Edinburgh

A week of second vaccines, lots of fun pairing on a schema, a pint in The Sea Horse, a new Note post type, and the beginning of a relaxing week in Scotland.

Posted on by Rowan Manning.
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  • I’m fully vaccinated! I got my second shot of Pfizer on Monday with no side effects. St Thomas’ was super efficient again, I was jabbed within 3 minutes of arriving.

  • I had one of the best work weeks I’ve had for years. Gallal and I spent most of the week pairing on an experiment looking into server-driven UI. A lot of this was defining a schema for potential new API responses and it’s right up my street.

    Heavy rain falling on the road outside The Sea Horse.

    On Wednesday we both went into the office and I can’t remember the last time I felt this useful and productive. We decided to treat ourselves to a little pint in The Sea Horse after work to escape the torrential rain.

  • I added a Notes section to this site, I’m unsure if it’ll stick around but I’m experimenting with putting things like likes/bookmarks/reposts on this website. It allows me to send webmentions with different types (e.g. “like”). The next step is to see if I can automatically syndicate these to Twitter.

  • I’m in Edinburgh! I really needed a break and I already feel a lot more relaxed, we’ll be here for a few days over the weekend and then out near Loch Lomond for the rest of the week.

    I’ve had a lot of good whisky and food. We haven’t really done much other touristy stuff yet except visiting Camera Obscura while it rained heavily outside. By next week I’ll hopefully have got a lot of good hiking in.

    Bye 👋 here’s us on a thermographic camera.

    Rowan and Charlotte in blues, greens, and reds. Picture taken by a thermographic camera.