Murray Adcock (site owner) wearing shades and raising a single eyebrow.

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What I'm Up To

Half Way (And A Bit)

With half the year now firmly in the past, how are my 2022 goals coming along?

Missing Keywords in Lightroom

A solution for an annoying bug in Lightroom where keyword searches stopped indexing new tags.

I, Influencer

The tale of my (possibly brief) foray into the world of tech reviews and market influencers.

Starling & The UX Nightmare

Starling Bank frustrates and impresses me in equal measure. Their technical solutions are magical – when they work – but their service is steeped in a privileged bias that makes them hard to truly recommend.

Backfiring Hype Trains

As more and more companies begin dabbling with blockchain tech, I'm increasingly bemused by just how blind they appear to be to the growing consumer concern over the same space.

2021: The Year of Adulting

As far as years go, 2021 held some pretty big surprises and featured some fairly grown-up decisions. Life will never be the same again...

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.


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