What I was up to

An overview of stuff I was working on or other stuff that kept me occupied in July 2021. Inspired by the movement of /now pages.


At Boords, we’ve released the new Image Library feature. This was a huge feature that we’ve spent about two months building. It needed a lot of rewrites and affected many components. I’m happy with the work. We have more exciting things coming up in the next few months.


On average, I’ve been feeling good this month!

As a way of trying something new, I’ve been working a few shifts at my favourite cafe here in Hastings. I’ve always liked the idea of being a barista, so I’ve been enjoying helping out and making some drinks.

I’ve also been diving hard into the subject of Sound Design (for film/animation/games). This is something I was really interested in about 15 years ago or so (thank Star Wars for that), but for some reason, I never did anything with it. I want to explore the subject properly again, so I’ve been doing some studying, field recording and practicing. I’m enjoying it a lot, who knows what will come out of it?


This month, we’ve been enjoying both seasons of Ted Lasso. The show is not something we’d typically watch, but people seemed so positive about it that we gave it a shot. It’s lovely. Although it’s about a football club, it’s really about people and the social skills and empathy that keep organisations running.

We’ve been taking a break from Elder Scrolls Online in our house, so I haven’t been gaming that much, but I did play and finish the game Cloudpunk this month. It’s a pretty casual story-driven game with a bit of mystery and intrigue in a dystopic cyberpunk future. Recommended.

Finally, the 2nd season of the show Amphibia is out, and we’ve been watching it. It’s an animation sort of aimed at younger audiences, but we’re enjoying it a lot anyway. It’s funny, super charming, and all the art is great. It is quite reminiscent of the amazing Gravity Falls (contains a few references too).


Last month, I stumbled upon the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch. We enjoyed the first book a lot, so this month we’re listening to the audio version of the second book, Moon Over Soho.