June 9, 2008

...Learn TDD with Codemanship

Catching Up With icareaboutsoftware.org

I'm currently enjoying a holiday at home.

Living in London, there are good points to this and there are bad points. The good point is that the amenities are pretty much unbeatable. Shops, bars, restaurants, cinemas, bowling alleys, parks, gyms, swimming pools, golf courses. You name it, London's got it in spades.

So I'll want for nothing while I'm enjoying this break.

The downside is that my mind is still at work. Indeed, technically, I am still working. I've got a bunch of stuff I have to catch up on, and I'm slowly chomping my through it all.

The difference is, I'm doing it outside a local bar with a nice cool drink. And I didn't get started until I'd had a relaxed breakfast listening to BBC Radio 4 (instead of starting my day with 75 minutes on the Underground.)

So I am working. But without the commute, and because I can focus on 'my work' as opposed to my client's needs, it feels like a holiday. And I'm enjoying catching up with these things.

One of the things I'm catching up with is the whole I Care About Software thing. 3 hours of commuting every day takes its toll, and one of the things I've let slide is updating this web site. People have been emailing me their pledges, but I just haven't gotten around to posting them on the site.

And I think the numbers are now well past the 100 milestone that I suggested would trigger me to escalate the whole thing. Right now, I should be actively pursuing the target of 1000 pledges that I proposed this time last year. I recall I also said something about designing a logo and artwork to release under a Creative Commons license so that folk who want to can get t-shirts and badges and posters and wotnot printed to declare themselves to the world and help spread this vital meme.

So my promise to you now is that, by the end of this week(end), I will have all the outstanding pledges posted on the site. I will also have a logo in appropriate file formats, and I'll order myself some t-shirts and badges so I can 'be the change I want to see in the world' (as Gandhi puts it) and hopefully spur others on to do something of their own.

So watch this space. And please pledge if you haven't already.

Posted 10 years, 1 month ago on June 9, 2008