Andy Hawthorne

Blog

Here's my blog. I write about coding, fitness and writing itself.

Posts...

Fitness

Ten thousand steps and counting...

Counting your steps is popular. Is there any point though?

Writing

To blog or not to blog

Deciding to keep a blog is easy. Adding a constant stream of great content is not so easy...

Coding

Why abstraction can be the road to hell

Abstraction can help with the don't repeat yourself principle when coding. It can also cause trouble. Here's why...

Coding

The form and function debate

Form follows function is often quoted in disucssions about design. It can be tricky for websites though...

Fitness

High intensity interval training: hit or miss?

High Intensity Training has been getting a lot of attention lately. Is all the hype true?

coding

Why agile spikes are fine

Sometimes you need to write some thinking code, that's when agile spikes happen...

Writing

Why academic writing sucks

Academic writing is overblown and hard to read. Here's why...

Coding

Avoid clever code

Clever code requires even higher level debugging. And that makes life hard...

Fitness

Why BMI is hopeless

Body Mass Index (BMI) is the tool still used to tell you how fat you are. It shouldn't be, here's why...