Cam Pegg Thinking Aloud

I generally dislike the word ‘blog’ because a) it’s a portmanteau, and we all know I hate those, and b) it kinda sounds silly. But I couldn’t think of anything better for the URL, so here we are. When you’re reading through the collection of various scribblings housed here, there are a couple of things that you should bear in mind:

  1. Far less time and effort has gone into, you know, actually thinking about this stuff than is implied in the title Thinking Aloud (which itself already implies not a lot of thought… so yeah, less than that).
  2. As a direct result of #1, this random assortment of unrelated musings is definitely not to be taken too seriously. Or at all seriously, if I’m being honest.

It goes—or should go—without saying that any opinions expressed here are my own, and do not reflect the opinions of my employer, anyone I know or any other generally reasonable human being. Cool?


  • Tempus Fugit

    It’s been a month since my last post, and while nothing has changed, everything has changed.

  • Dotfiles

    I (relatively) recently became aware of dotfiles; not so much the fact that they existed, but more that people have been collecting and sharing their configurations for others to use and build on.

  • Time to Build?

    Like a lot of people, I got a bit caught up in It’s Time to Build, Marc Andressen’s essay from last week.

  • Interesting Times

    In case you hadn’t noticed, things have gotten real weird recently.

  • Nostalgia

    I’ve just started re-reading Zigzag Street by Nick Earls for probably the fifth or sixth time.

  • Rabbit Holes

    With all of my new-found inside time on weekends, I have found myself diving into—or, more truthfully, just aimlessly falling down—any number of subject matter rabbit holes (like how code deployments work at Slack

  • Sophistry

    With a few minor modifications, this passage from a book I’m reading (Brian Boone’s Ethics 101) could describe some individuals that people in the US would be very familiar with right now:

  • Making Mediocre Art

    When I originally started putting this site together, I only ever had half an intention to actually send it live; it was more of a learning exercise to keep me occupied during evenings and weekends (you know, because I don’t spend enough time in front of my computer while I’m at work).

  • Here We Go (Again)

    I’ve been conscious of not writing anything longer than a tweet for at least a couple of years now; even at work, the majority of my written communication tends to be in presentations, so a lot more bullet points than prose.