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What I'm Up To

Styled Component Quirks

Styled Components have tripped me up a few times today, but I ended up learning some useful tricks as a result.

Halloween 2021

Last year was the first in many that we didn't meet up with Tom, JK, Nat, and Adrian for a Halloween of over-indulgence and board games, so I'm extremely glad that we managed to pull that back around […]

Mastering SVG Animation

For the past couple of weeks I've been lucky enough to take part in Cassie Evans' latest SVG workshop (the first truly exceptional perk of the "new" career 🤩). The workshop was split […]

Craft vs Bitdefender: Certificate Wars

For the last month, I've been getting show-stopping errors in Craft. My web host couldn't find any faults, Craft support had no clue, and it only affected one machine: one with Bitdefender installed. I wonder...

My Virtual Forest

I continue to be impressed by the commitment Krystal – my web host – shows towards green computing. Their recent milestone of planting a million trees also highlighted a really cool charity: Ecologi.

Improving Craft on Smaller Screens

Craft CMS can be a very enjoyable mobile authoring experience, but it can be improved with some clever plugins and a few relatively new core features.

Go Fest 2021

Following on from the success of last year's pandemic event (and the follow-up at Christmas) it looks like Go Fest will likely be an annual, worldwide, ticketed event 🎉 […]

A Small Slice of Normal

The summer solstice started like most Sunday's of the past year: we had a fairly lazy morning, ate brunch, Alison read a bit whilst I tinkered on the microsite. And then we pulled out our […]

Craft Update Woes

CraftCMS has a habit of imploding when running software updates, for which I have developed several coping strategies.

Recording Records

A look at the largely manual workflow I've used to convert my physical music collection into a digital data archive.

So Long, LG

I'm a proud owner of an LG V20, despite the phone's age. With LG's sudden decision to exit the mobile phone market, I've been thinking about why I love this phone, and what I'll do now if it ever dies.

One Year in the IndieWeb

IWC London was one year ago today. When it came to an end, I felt like I finally understood the IndieWeb. I was wrong.

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