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Horsing around

Kind of sad that I’ve posted once since last Halloween, but what you gonna do? This year I had a little less time, and fewer hands on deck, so set my sights a little lower. Rather rudimentary Primed and waiting for a coat of paint Paint job done Detailing finished Nice to know I can…

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Etsyversary

Hard to believe this was a year ago today! So this happened… — Andrew Hayward (@arhayward) December 16, 2014 I kind of walked into Etsy by accident. One year on, I don’t have any plans to walk out yet!

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A very cardboard Halloween

It’s all about the trains this year… Ready and waiting for a paint job In the “workshop” It’s all about the details! Ready to leave the depot Stoking the fire with Daddy Taking a break All in all, he had a good day, and it seemed like a popular creation. Thanks to his grandfather for…

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Taking stock

Two and a half years ago, I pulled my finger out and managed to put together a design for this site that I was somewhat happy with. “Finally,” I thought, “I have somewhere to write, and share my thoughts!” I would note down all the things, become internet famous, and life would be fantastic. I…

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Recruitment pro tip

I received the following email last night… Andrew, I got your resume from X at Y. I’d like to set up a call with you and one of our engineers. It would be helpful if you had internet access during the call in order to do a quick coding exercise. Are there some times this…

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May their first child be a masculine child

It is with great pleasure that I write this first post of 2014, to welcome Jacob Alfred Hayward, born on Friday 24th January at 8:56pm, weighing a healthy 8lb 10½oz. Mother and baby doing well. Father is somewhat irrelevant, given other considerations.

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Finding the fucking passion

I’m regularly tempted to submit talks to conferences, of varying sizes. But I’m still yet to actually do it. I’m not quite sure why the temptation lingers, or indeed where it came from; it might just be an unconscious desire for ultimate validation, or just that it seems to be the natural direction to go…

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Feeling old

For a very short time in my life, I held a World Record; I was the youngest person on the planet. Thirty years later, and I feel like I’m close to retiring; not just because I’m officially old, but because I’ve become increasingly cynical about the industry that I love, and struggle to see anything…

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