By mrbagnall | 09th October 2016
Reinvention.... one of those words you find on a business-speak, buzzword bingo card.
The idea of remaking yourself is very popular amongst the motivational-speaker class. The concept that you can somehow fundamentally change who you are and what you are has become part of our vernacular.
Common sayings such as "Me 2.0" somehow bring about the insinuations that major improvements to ourselves somehow make us an entirely new thing. When we know from history and the human experience this isn't possible.
By mrbagnall | 08th October 2016
Commitment. Without it we drift.
Today I'm committing.
Committed to being healthier both mentally and physically. Committed to developing a routine and sticking to it. But most importantly, a commitment to moderation.
I have an all or nothing mentality. I've never been good at the shades of gray. While I harness this into success in some areas, it is a very big failure in others. Moderation is likely the most difficult of these goals but I need to achieve it in terms of my commitments.
By mrbagnall | 17th April 2016
I recently gave a talk at the DC Drupal group where the subject of features and dependencies came up. I may have been the only person in the room who dislikes and dis-trusts features as vehemently as I do. Why?