Posts

A new start

After an incredible time at Thoughtworks, I’ve decided it’s time for a change…

DIY - Adding a Shelf!

So I’ve made my first, hesitant steps towards a more IndieWeb. I’ve migrated my existing posts out of a Github Pages site to my own Hugo-based system, and I’ve written my own (very simple!) URL shortener with the idea that I can truly make a start on owning my own data. The next step along the journey is to try and gain an understand of where my data is, and if I can try and establish a path towards POSSE (Publish Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere).

Let’s Build a Url Shortener Pt1

In this introductory blog post we talk about the need for URL shorteners, and discuss some of the reasoning around building my own!

Mind Gardening

And I’ve got to get myself back to the garden.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hugo - Pt. 1

Trying to make blogging fun again! I decided this blog needed some titivation, and realised that my Jekyll configuration was super brittle. This post talks about how I migrated to Hugo following the stellar advice by the awesome Jamie Tanna!

The 8 Types of Intelligence

And why neurodiversity matters. This post discusses different types of intelligence, and why it can be helpful to understand your friends learning modes!

Burnout & You - Recognising the Signs

I’ve been wading around the murky waters of various IT organisations for the past 11ish years, and have worked in many different roles with varying responsibilities throughout. This is the latest in a series of frequently-aborted attempts at blogging and brain-sharing…

Hello again!

Oops, it’s happened again! Once more I’ve started a blog, run out of things to say and subsequently let the entire thing rot away…

The nights are closing in!

The summer sun - seemingly a fleeting acquaintance this year, has bid farewell; leaving behind it chillier mornings, a craving for carbohydrates, and a fizzling-out sense of motivation…

GitChess - For the win!

So I thought it might be a good idea to start including technical stuff in this technical/developer blog. Fairly recently, my best friend moved to gay Paris for business.

Consumerism, or - just hook it to my veeeins!

You can buy anything online these days. More to the point - you can buy incredibly more awesome things, in a manner more timely and absurdly convenient than I ever thought possible.

Burnout: Not knowing what to know.

I started this blog with the intention of contributing back to the community any thoughts and learnin’s I’ve picked up over the years. The main problem with this is that I get the impression everything has already been discussed, debated and blogged about to the point of exhaustion. So what’s left to contribute?

People can actually be pretty great.

I’ve been trying to get out and do Park Runs for about 9 months or so now. It gets me out of the house, and gives me something to do on a Saturday morning, other than just marinating in my own juices…

Happy Birthday to me…

Well I thought it a reasonably appropriate time to start a development blog on this, the day of my 30th birthday. I’ll definitely attempt to keep this up to date with any musings I may have, at least once a week (gulp…)


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