What’s going on with me right now? This page seeks to answer that question.


  • Over the holiday period I’ve begun sinking a lot of time into chess. I’ve got a lot to learn but I’m have a great time. I’m playing on lichess.org. Feel free to challenge me → michhimself on lichess. We play it a lot during meal times as well, mostly replacing TV except when new stuff is out.
  • I’ve recently been tuning in to DI.FM Nu Disco for the day’s soundtrack.
  • We’re currently watching the last season of Better Call Saul, and looking forward to the 4th season of Stranger Things later this month.
  • I’m a bit over halfway through the book A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin. Once I finish that one I’ll start reading the books behind the The Expanse, starting with Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey.


These are things I’m putting my time into at the moment.

Built a workshop

My fiancee and I bought a home after almost 10 years of renting, in late spring 2021. The house has a freestanding double garage, which in our opinion as makers, is a lot of space entirely wasted on putting car(s) in it.

We’ve sectioned off a large portion of the space, leaving some room in the front to open the gates, and to store things like garden equipment and bicycles.

This project is now finished and I’ve published a big ol’ writeup over in the blog section: DIY: Garage to Workshop Conversion


I’m still working at DI.FM after 9+ years; working on our Android applications using Kotlin, a modern programming language I’ve grown very fond of.

I’ve also been doing some client work on the side that has come up from an old side project.