Reluctant technologist. CAD & Technical Lead/nerd at London Ambulance Service. Tech stuff, NHS/999 stuff, occasional Excel witchcraft. Views, regrettably, my own.

Skylar MacDonald's “Skylar MacDonald” FAQ

Hi, I’m Skylar MacDonald. Recently, I took the decision to change my name to Skylar MacDhòmhnaill (but you can call me Skylar MacDonald). As it turns out, when you change your name, people have a lot of questions. Here are the answers to some of them. I have been asked all of these questions at least once. I’m sure I will update this as time...

Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Me

I’m sure we’re all aware of the excellent article Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names by Patrick McKenzie. It’s a wonderful list of everything that programmers assume when designing systems that handle names. I changed my name recently, so I’ve had the fun of updating my name on every system that knows who I am. To add additional complications to the process, my new last name...