Alex McFadyen

Alex McFadyen

London, UK
Optimistic and enthusiastic technologist, seeking out interesting ideas, projects and problems. I love what I do, and I try to help others love what they do too. (he/him)
May
12
Are you a solver or a builder?

Are you a solver or a builder?

“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones.
2 min read
Mar
07
Live Share could be a game changer

Live Share could be a game changer

VSCode have really upped the game when it comes to pair programming over the internet.
2 min read
Feb
25
Thinking about thinking (again)

Thinking about thinking (again)

What are your goto mental models about mental models?
2 min read
Nov
09
A Pratchett Gateway Book

A Pratchett Gateway Book

I think this book will hook you into an amazing fantasy world. I'm excited (and deeply envious) of the journey you are about to go on.
4 min read
Oct
08
The best router you've never heard of

The best router you've never heard of

GL.iNet? Anyone? No, me neither. Until I was looking for a small footprint wifi router/extender, and I came across their little yellow box.
2 min read
Oct
06
Privacy vs Personalisation

Privacy vs Personalisation

Knowing what data to store and how to use it is hard. Can AI & technology help?
4 min read
Sep
03
Beyond the golden rule

Beyond the golden rule

Treating others as you would like to be treated isn't enough.
3 min read
Aug
27
GDPR / Cookie shortcut

GDPR / Cookie shortcut

Cookie pop-ups hate this one simple trick.
1 min read
Jul
15
Scaling is hard

Scaling is hard

Money makes the world go round, and money maths and flow drive more than we realize. Two posts, 10 years apart, shine a light on why scaling is hard.
3 min read
May
21
What makes something better is connection

What makes something better is connection

Does a quote about mental health apply to problem-solving?
2 min read