Decompression – phase 2

It’s already four weeks since my exit from Quest after some 21 years with the company and it’s amazing how quickly my “reset” is happening. My calendar continues to be largely empty, apart from a number of video calls with friends both locally and overseas each week. My days are passing quickly and are filled […]

Decompression – phase 1

It’s now been a couple of weeks since my 21-year career at Quest came to an abrupt end. My LinkedIn post about exiting Quest has by far the most engagement of all my contributions on that platform, with over 12,000 views and more than 100 reactions as I write. The irony of this fact is […]

Everyone’s talking about testing!

I can’t remember a time in my life when “testing” has been such a hot topic of coverage in the media. It feels like every news item leads with some mention of the number of tests conducted to detect the COVID-19 coronavirus, whether it be it locally or further afield. This level of coverage of […]

Going meta: a blog post about writing a blog post

My recent experiences of authoring blog posts in WordPress have been less enjoyable than usual thanks to the use of their latest “block editor”, leading me to ask on Twitter: WordPress seems to update their post editor very frequently so I just about learn the quirks of one when it is superseded by another. This […]