My Favourite Albums #2: The End Of History – Fionn Regan

I think this is actually my favourite album… I always come back to it. It never gets old. I wish I could have made it. Or written one of the songs. Or a line from one of the verses.

It’s perfect.

She will not let you be her lover.
She goes out looking for the taxi.
Her phone is ringing straight to message minder.
Send out a battalion to find her.

My Favourite Albums #2: The End Of History – Fionn Regan

Learning Javascript I

This is the first of a series of posts on my goal to learn Javascript this year. I think it’ll be a good experience because it accommodates Object Orientated and Functional programming in a single language.

It’s ubiquitous at the minute and can be used for development across the entire stack.

Functional programming is a relatively new concept to me and it’s not going to go away anytime soon. It’s bleeding into every major active OO language.

First up were the free browser based tutorials on CodeAcademy. These are good for anyone looking to have the basics of the language spelt out.

Second was understanding Closures – this is a great article on that from the excellently titled Closures are a new concept to me and one that’s got it’s foundations in FP.

Third is reading Expert Javascipt – the opening paragraph sums it up perfectly.

My assertion is this: just as a person can speak a language without the ability to read or write it, so too can developers use the fundamental features of JavaScript and yet be blissfully unaware of their complexities.

Learning Javascript I

In Rainbows

Pride was last weekend and social media was full of rainbow coloured profile pics. It really caught the imagination. I saw posts from right across the political spectrum. Some full of love, some deeply frustrating. 

I feel the difference. To be honest I find it hard to deal with.

I find it hard that Christians and the church are so closed off to the gay community. I find it hard that same-sex marriage isn’t allowed in a widely secular society.

I find it hard that the church is being leveraged to redefine Christian marriage against its will.

Each strand of that rainbow shows the uniqueness of people, the whole spectrum showing the contrast between us all. I’m not sure that I have the answers to how we can make things better, but the rainbow sounds like a pretty good place to start.

In Rainbows