Hi, I'm Henry

I am a software engineer and ex-investment consultant. I am currently building web applications at Maze.

A List of Remote Job Sites for Programmers

I recently went through the job search process, aiming to land a job at a remote first company. Here is a list of sites I found useful, and at the end one site that you should definitely not use.

8 months ago

Deliberate Learning for 2021

One of my goals is to dramatically improve myself as a programmer. Alongside my day job at Maze, I also want to learn deliberately, focusing on certain areas where I want to deepen my knowledge.

9 months ago

Projects for 2021

As part of my goals for 2021, I want to complete 12 projects (one a month) putting the end result live. The idea is to learn through doing, build an audience and maybe make so money. That said, the principle goal is the learning. This page is a living document and will include a backlog of the ideas I have for each month.

9 months ago

A New Notes System

I used to use Evernote for my information hoarding but got frustrated with its simpleness and moved on. I have tried many notes apps but am most invested in Notion and Roam Research at the moment.

9 months ago

Living Documents

I find that I get the urge to record certain observations and that these observations fall into certain distinct categories. Throughout my life (although less so recently) I have documented or noted down these observations and ended up with living documents that I constantly append to. I have decided to make them public despite the warts and innocence they contain.

9 months ago

Things I learnt in 2020

Here are some things I learnt in 2020

9 months ago

My Goals for 2021

I have spent some time reflecting on 2020. Whilst it was a year tainted by global events, it was a great year for me personally.

9 months ago

How To Set Up Transactional Emails in Ghost

When I was setting up this blog, I ran into two issues related to users subscribing to my newsletter: 1. For some reason, the sign-up form would throw an error when trying to subscribe with Gmail addresses and 2. The 'Confirm your subscription' emails were going to spam

11 months ago

Knee-deep in Javascript

Javascript is a quirky old thing. It divides opinions like no other language, yet it is an integral part of the internet and therefore our lives. Having initially hated it and put off learning it for as long as humanly possible, I am now a doting fan. It's scars and wrinkles have turned to powerful beauty.

1 year ago

Why Should You Invest For The Long Term?

It is often said that investors should invest for the long-term. But why? This post aims to look at how investors would have fared investing over differing periods. I will show you why investing for long periods gives you a better chance of success than investing over shorter periods.

1 year ago

Life on the Border

I recently returned to Cúcuta, the humid border town that is the first stop for many Venezuelans fleeing the humanitarian crisis unfolding back home. This post looks at how the situation compares to my first visit almost a year earlier, as well as my experience at the Venezuela Aid Live Concert and the war-like scenes the following day.‍

1 year ago