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Daniel Irvine on building software


27 June 2010

Yesterday, me and the gang headed to Brighton beach for a barbecue. We’d actually planned to go to Oxford but, as is often the case with us, one thing lead to another and we headed south instead.

Completely unexpected and brilliant fun--we arrived at 5pm, the sun still strong, just a light breeze and a quiet sea. The beach wasn’t packed but it was busy, with lots of groups barbecuing, just like us. Some had tiny disposable set-ups (us), others seemed to have mini bomfires on the go.

I can’t help but imagine doing this every weekend evening: it’s an appealing way of life. For now I’m stuck in London, City of Stress, but I can certainly see myself making a move to Brighton in the not so distant future.

About the author

Daniel Irvine is a software craftsman at 8th Light, based in London. These days he prefers to code in Clojure and Ruby, despite having been a C++ and C# developer for the majority of his career.

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