Hi

I’m Jack Reid. I’m an engineering manager living in London.

Here I mostly update the blog and keep track of things I’m reading or watching. I post few photos as I take them.

If you’re interested, you can read a bit more about my work history here. It’s certainly a better account of me than my GitHub or my LinkedIn. Something that’s a common thread through my whole time and BuzzFeed and earlier is a focus on accessible web technology, there’s a bit more about that on the work page too.

Recent posts

Daze

Pembrokeshire, Wales

2022-07-22

Nur

Pembrokeshire, Wales

2022-07-22

The hoof

Pembrokeshire, Wales

2022-07-22

A swim in a pond in the rain

journal writing books

2022-07-21

Sarah asked me the other day, “do you actually find you enjoy writing?” Writing is always something I feel I ought to be doing. I feel bad if I haven’t written creatively for a long time. I don’t think I’m a great writer, nor do I really hope to become one if I applied myself and commited serious time to it. Nevertheless, I read a lot, and reading gives you a taste for writing that often wants satisfying with doing a bit yourself.

German is hard

journal language languages

2022-07-20

I was always a bit cocky about languages. I got good marks in them at school and by the end of sixth form I felt I had a pretty good grasp of French. That felt like a lot in the context of semi-rural England where very, very few people learned and spoke a second language fluently.* French faded because I was an idiot and didn’t keep it up after I went to university.