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Seeing something I haven't seen before, building something that never existed before.

Collecting new skills and experiences like precious shinies.

Technology Strategist & @elgg expert, occasional @withknown contributor, Hacker, Wanderer.

Have laptop, will travel.

Keep expecting the announcement that "Trump is the 45th President of the USA", to be followed by "..and may God have mercy on our souls"

Reminder: Trump now has nukes, the most pervasive surveillance system ever made, & ability to extrajudicial kill people with flying robots.

The rise of fascism in the US and UK is proof that if you wait long enough, everything becomes fashionable again. Hold on to those flares.

Hey, Europe, I'm really sorry about the gobshites running our country... can I come live with you?

So, this is why I was up at 0-dark-30 this morning:

Great. ElasticSearch 2.3 compound query syntax is either buggy or silently different from 5.1... that'll explain why nothing works on AWS.

When I'm emperor of the universe, cutting the solo on November Rain or Sweet Child o' Mine will be punishable by 30 years of hard labour.

Hey, gnu mailman.. in these days of total surveillance, why the planet of hell do you send the pword I just entered back to me IN THE CLEAR!

That thing where you have to deal with code you wrote a year ago and your first reaction is "God, what the hell was I thinking?!"

Popped round to my mum's for tea, and helped protect her from the -