In November I passed my driving test! I also should rename my previous monthly reviews to include the month that has just ended, rather than including the following month too.
Archives for Month: November 2015
I had wanted to make a custom comment error page on my blog for at least a year, and finally got around to doing it the other week. Here is how you can do it yourself!
Why are we afraid of public speaking? I recap my recent experience of public speaking after not having spoken in front of an audience for three years.
At the time I interviewed Norman for this post, we hadn’t yet met, though he’s a mutual Twitter-friend of myself and quite a few other people. As a software developer at Atlassian, he swung by to catch part of my presentation I did at their offices, on the topic of blogging, in December 2015. That’s when I got to meet him in person!
I first got my learner licence in 2007, then it expired because I never needed to drive, so I never learned. Many years later I decided to ‘be an adult’ and learn how to drive again – lessons, practicing, test and all! 🚗
The weather has really been warming up so I’m able to wear sleeveless tops without having to carry a cardigan or a jacket. We live on air conditioning in the summer. The other day I actually got really cold in the office when I was at work, because of the air conditioning. I walked outside because I needed some sun and wanted to warm up a bit, but I went outside and was greeted by hot windy weather. Needless to say, I didn’t stay outside for too long and I was actually looking forward to getting back inside where it was much cooler.
Why do we set things ‘on the hour’? Why don’t we just start a task now instead of waiting for the clock to hit half past or to hit the next hour?
At 5:53am, would you wait until 6:00am to get something started? And why would you, when you could do something in those seven minutes?
Have you ever, upon waking – and if you actually remember – tried to write down what happened in your dreams?
I have, several times, but only because the dream was so vivid, or so strange that I wanted to write it down so I could share or retell it. The first time I tried, what seemed to be just a short few minutes of dreaming turned out to span four pages of explicit detail.
I don’t think everyone is like this. I’ve had people ask me how I can remember such detail from just a dream. I don’t remember all my dreams. Sometimes I have moments during the morning when I remember something random and realise I have remembered a very small fragment of a dream. Other times, I just remember it vaguely upon waking up, but then it’s gone.