Dear Fran Unsworth and Tim Davie,

We the undersigned are concerned that the BBC is in breach of its public purposes in recent reporting and coverage of issues affecting the LGBT, and in particular the trans community.

The BBC’s first public purpose stresses that “content should be provided to the…


No-one ever warned me about the paperwork involved in transitioning.

Not only do you have to first get that important bit of paper from a psychologist with a diagnosis of “Gender Incongruence of Adolescence and Adulthood” to unlock gender affirming medical treatment, many people change their name (including myself, although…


I have a bit of personal news to share — over the past few months I’ve been on a bit of personal journey and come to the realisation that I’m trans, and I’ve started taking steps on the journey of transitioning to live my life as a woman.

So let’s…


I ended 2019 unsure what 2020 would bring, but wanting to continue to build on the big successes I had in finding a new work-life balance and continue to develop my political activism. …


In my 2018 reflections, I found 2018 a difficult year. In hindsight, this was because I was trying to find a place for me to fit in at the BBC that was no longer was there, and this mismatch left me miserable. So despite ending my 2018 retrospective with a…


What a night. On the face of it, it looks like a massive boost for the pro-remain parties. The Liberal Democrats grew their share of the vote substantially, the biggest growth of any party: 1.3 million new voters! It’s clear the “Stop Brexit” message resonated with many. The Brexit Party…


On the face of it, tactical voting seems straight forward. If the party that you really want to win doesn’t stand a chance of winning in your consitutency, then under the First Past The Post electoral system, if you want your vote to make a difference, you should vote for…


2018 was a difficult year, with some notable highs, primarily finishing and publishing my book. As with 2017, my professional life dominated, and it was challenges there that made 2018 extremely difficult for me to get through at times. …


If you’ve been following me on Twitter, or spoken to me in real life recently, you may have noticed that I’ve written a book, and it was published earlier this month!

Book cover of The Full Stack Developer

So first, let’s do the obligatory plug, because you can order it now! I’ve set up the memorable URL…


Four years ago I wrote a slightly inflamatory blog on what still sucks in front-end dev. One of the points was on Bower and how JS library management sucks. Sadly, the tools have changed, but JS library managment still sucks.

We’ve had a few NPM-related trash fires over the years…

Chris Northwood

A technologist wanting to share knowledge and iterate towards a better world.

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