- Making it easier to rebase from Atom - This week Atom 1.43 was released. This was exciting for me because this included a change that I made in September that added ‘Copy Commit SHA’ and ‘Copy Commit Subject’ actions to Atom’s git tab. I use git’s auto-squashing a lot and thought this would make creating ‘fixup!’ and ‘squash!’ commits easier.
- Free-from Baking - I started the weekend with some gluten free waffles using my oven-top waffle maker and this recipe. I then made Nigella’s vegan chocolate cake which came out great and helped out with a spicy harissa aubergine pie for Sunday lunch. We made it vegan by substituting the feta with some ‘Greek white block’ which is the most utilitarian named foodstuff I’ve ever bought.
- My first day off - I switched to working 9 days in every 10 this year and had my first extra ‘day off’ this week. I had high hopes for how I would spend the time but came downstairs to a leaking boiler and spent most of the day finding an emergency plumber.
- Being a better manager - I’m reading Camille Fournier’s book The Manager’s Path. I enjoyed reading a section that contrasts the ‘imagined’ vs ‘real’ life of individual contributors and mangers which I think is a great way to show why these roles might not always meet peoples expectations. The book also gave me ideas of how to understand my reportees better so I know the best way to work with them. I set some questions for them in our 1:1s based off of the ones suggested by Lara Hogan.