Presentation at Cape Town PHP Meetup Group on Efficiency in a Development Environment

Last night, 17th November 2015, I had the honor of speaking alongside Sarah Nicholson at the Cape Town PHP Meetup Group on the topic of ‘Efficiency in a Development Environment‘. The evening was wonderfully organised by Shaun Morrow, who sets up these events in the PHP community in Cape Town as a wonderful way ofContinue reading “Presentation at Cape Town PHP Meetup Group on Efficiency in a Development Environment”

Lessons learned from an examined life – Part 1

In Plato’s Apology, which is a recollection of speeches of Socrates at his trial, he quotes Socrates for having said: ὁ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ Vita nec scrutata vita nequam est. “An unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates would have much rather given up his life than given up philosophy – and hisContinue reading “Lessons learned from an examined life – Part 1”

The Egg – A short story by Andy Weir

You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off,Continue reading “The Egg – A short story by Andy Weir”