Writing

Full Stack: The Myth & the Bullshit

6 months ago

My plan is to write this post in the open, in the meantime these are my current thoughts on the subject. Current thoughts FE is a spectrum UX <----> HTML/CSS <----> JS/Engineering Everyone has forgotten about standards More than just HTML What about…

Upcoming Blog Post Ideas

7 months ago

My hope is that this page will serve as an ongoing scratchpad for future blog posts ideas. I have a few ideas for blog posts, some contencious, others more my own folly. I'd love to get peoples feedback on some of the topics mentioned below; I also…

2018 Preview

a year ago

My initial thought, on the face of it, is that 2018 promises a lot. I'm working hard on getting that 'principal' moniker in my title; It's something to strive for, even though I'm not looking for something to hang my hat off. Coupled with that is…

2017 Review

a year ago

Christmas is officially over; The decorations are now down and all safely tucked away in the attic until the mega marketing machine rolls around next time. I'm a little late with this review and no doubt by now many people have written down long…

Moving To Hugo

a year ago

If I was to look at the internet archive wayback machine I could hand on heart say I've never had a personal website I've ever really been happy with. I'm not a designer, and I'm fine with that. Aside from that I've never really found a platform…

40 Before. Or I think my mid-life crisis has started

a year ago

I think it's been happening for a while, the slow realisation that age is actually creeping up on me. Every time I go for a haircut I notice more grey hairs than the month before. I feel the aches in my back a little more than a used to. My knees…

Today I Learnt

a year ago

As hard and fast as modern life is, I think that it's important to take time out of your schedule and make sure that you keep regular contact with friends. I like to think that I'm better than most at this. I do overthink the reasons why people don't…

You

2 years ago

770.6 miles, that was what was on the car ’ s milometer when I pulled up on the driveway after a week away. The family had been to Devon, we left the previous Friday to visit the “English Riviera”. My only previous encounter with the South Coast had…

Broken

2 years ago

I can't pinpoint exactly when, but I've come to the realisation that the daily routine I've worked so hard to build is broken. After a coffee & chinwag with my good friend Dan Furze , it seems that it's not just me, which is always reassuring…

Dealing with rejection

3 years ago

"A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success" - Bo Bennett. I'm not going to go into the full details, but twice in the space of 4 weeks I've been left having to deal with some kind of rejection. Now this isn't a post…

Burning the candle

3 years ago

The great thing about Marc's '30 day writing challenge' is reading such a great cross section of varied content, as well as gaining a lot of inspiration. One of the themes I've enjoyed the most so far has been around people's morning & evening…

The now page

3 years ago

I like the idea of a now page. It's got a point. It's not on the site to bullshit, it's there to tell people what you, or I, are doing now . From time to time I get asked what am I doing, what am I working on and if it's anything good, do I have any…

The 30 day writing challenge

3 years ago

I've known for a while that writing was going to be important to me this year, but as with all best laid plans... I started of on a really good footing, I quite quickly managed to rattle of more posts in a single month than I'd managed in the…

A belated preview

3 years ago

This blog post is by no means going to cover the entire year, in-fact it may be irrelevant before it even gets published, all I will say is that this year is shaping up to be a good one, I can feel it. Towards the end of last year I had a period of…

Motivation

3 years ago

When it's not there, life is tough, everything is a struggle, things you once enjoyed start to become a chore. Sound familiar to anyone? Several years ago, I hit this very problem, and it's taken until now for me to properly speak up about it. So…

Workflow happiness

3 years ago

Over the last couple of weeks I've had similar conversations with a few colleague & friends with regards website CMS' systems and workflows, which in turn lead me to reflect on my current setup. After looking at various CMS platforms, recently and…

What a year

3 years ago

It's now February 2016, almost a year to the day that Samuel was born, and things are only just beginning to slow down enough to actually gather my thoughts from the last 12 months. I always knew that 2015 was going to be a stand-out year due to the…

Welcome

3 years ago

So, after countless promises over the past few years, here we are! I ’ ve finally got round to sorting out my new site, it ’ s now running on Jekyll and is an absolute breeze to keep up to date. Hopefully as time progresses I ’ ll get round to…

Working redesign

3 years ago

I've never truly been happy with my site, it's always been in a state of redesign, typical for a UI dev, eh?! After installing Jekyll early last year I finally felt that I had the beginnings of something I was beginning to like and actually…