Week 68: City Boys
My new office chair arrived! Instead of just sucking up buying one myself, I spoke to occupational health at work and they were excellent. They quickly assessed that the dining chair I was using was the cause of some back problems and approved me expensing a chair 🎉 so far it’s a huge improvement and having a headrest is really encouraging me to sit properly.
Please excuse the messy desk and also the terrible cropping in the photo of my chair. I was scared by this thread on Twitter and had to crop my bank card out of it.
On Thursday I went to Puttshack in Bank with a group of friends. The actual golfing was fun! I enjoyed nerding out about how the technology works, it’s really slick, and I came second (after Jenn, who smashed everyone). What wasn’t fun was being surrounded by drunk city boys 😬 probs the only downside to our office’s proximity to the city.
I’ve had my first couple of challenges juggling my current role vs my previous role at work. While I’m working directly in a team, I’m supposed to be dropping most of my Principal Engineer responsibilities but:
I got more involved than I probably should have in some tech strategy stuff. My excuse is that I spent a bunch of time last year helping to define this piece of work and I have a bunch of useful context.
I maybe gave too much thought to the upcoming promotion round while pointing Alex to the right docs etc – I ran the last two rounds and it’s difficult not to have it in the back of my mind.
In my day-to-day work, I’ve had my first chance in a while to put together a new app. Our Platforms team has been doing an excellent job of improving our tooling and everything is going pretty smoothly.
No spoilers, but Love is Blind season 2 is wild. At least on a par with Season 1. I can’t believe I have to wait for the next part of the series 😬 If you’ve watched up to episode 5 then let me know, I need more people to talk to about this.
On Saturday we went on a nice long walk near Beaconsfield and stopped off for food, I feel a bit unfit at the moment and need to start walking more. I keep meaning to start Couch to 5K, but so far haven’t managed to prize myself away from the couch.