February + March review

It’s already April! How did that happen? Busy busy busy. I neglected to do an update for February but hopefully I can kind of remember what happened. February isn’t a real month anyway. Need at least 30 days to be a real month I think. Pretty sure. Update on the wedding plans: we’ve booked the […]

January review

Hello blog! So one of my resolutions this year was to plan better, and one of the ways I thought of doing this was to review each month as they go by. First month down, eleven to go. So let’s look back at January. Wedding-wise, we’ve been making progress. We have a draft guestlist, venue […]

2015 in review

2015 was my second full year in Singapore, and again a year of many changes, but somewhat slower changes compared with recent years. I changed jobs and moved house for the third time in as many years, but now I’m very happy with / proud of both: I can see myself in this job for […]

Automated Rails testing with Capybara and PhantomJS

Capybara is one of those tools that sounds great but is often frustrating. The claims of ‘no setup’ and ‘intuitive API’ make it sound like automating your browser testing is going to be a simple task. Unfortunately, the nature of these full-stack tests mean they’re often very tricky to get working reliably, and this has […]

10 Singlish phrases I would actually use in the UK

Possibly not everyone knows that English is an official language of Singapore (one of 4.) What’s more, there is an unofficial (and sometimes frowned upon) mini-language called Singlish, derived from bits of Hokkien, Teochew, Malay, English and Tamil. Most of these words exist either to express something that does not have an English equivalent, or […]