On my first experience of presenting at a tech meetup.
Thoughts on work, the web, and the world
10 Jan 2017
Once upon a time, before I became a web developer, I worked doing sound and light for events. Like web development, the hours tend to be long, and the work tends to attract anti-social oddballs. Unlike web development, you deal with rock stars.
5 Jan 2017
I recently got a Fitbit, without really meaning to. When a friend showed me his a few months ago, I’d been slightly scornful. Why would you want to track every aspect of your life? Besides, the device looked incredibly dorky, like a Star Trek fan’s vision of the future.
27 Dec 2016
Of all the celebrity deaths in 2016 that might have provoked me to write a few words, it feels somehow incongruous that it should be Rick Parfitt from Status Quo.
20 Dec 2016
As with many sites, images are an important part of the design for my art gallery listings site, The Gallery Guide. The tricky part is that the site is full of user-generated content, so not all of the listings have images attached.
16 Nov 2016
For a while, I’ve been puzzled by a pair of arrows painted on the pavement outside Café G on Peckham Rye. One red, pointing South, and the other blue, pointing North. I don’t know how long they’ve been there, but I don’t think it’s been that long - I don’t remember seeing them until quite recently.
30 Oct 2016
As I was cycling to work recently, I had to stop and wait while a lollipop lady held up the traffic. After the first wave of kids had crossed, she stayed there, waiting for a few more to get to the crossing. A queue of traffic was starting to build behind me, frustration rising in all of us keen to clock on.
28 Oct 2016
Some common things to bear in mind when reviewing pull requests
30 Sep 2016
In a recent article on OS Training, Steve Burge asks Why Are There So Few Drupal 8 Themes? It’s true that the number of themes out there is pretty low, and Steve’s article considers some possible reasons for that, mainly relating to the supply side of the market. I’d prefer to focus on the demand side in answering that question.