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What I'm Up To

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.

Unlocking Git with Aliases

A look at how I've been using Git aliases to remove repetitive tasks, automate workflows, and generally optimise working on the command line. They're small tips, but they've had a big impact on me.

Design Engineer Anxiety

Having literally just pushed my ideas about job titles out into the world, I discovered that the world was coming to a totally different conclusion. That was an unusual and anxiety-inducing position to be in, but I think it was ultimately beneficial.

Green Versus Red

Clearly last year's global Go Fest was a success, because six months later Niantic have followed it up with a ticketed Kanto event. Focusing on the original slate of 151 PokΓ©mon, the event included […]

What Even Am I?

Making the case for the title UI Engineer as a meaningful descriptor for those of us that consider our work in front-of-the-front-end terms.

Fixing Amazon Photo Crashes

Amazon Photos on Windows has been force quitting for unknown reasons. Well, I finally found a fix, so I thought it might be worth sharing it with other people.

A Wander through the Woods

As our time in Cumbria comes to a necessary close, it felt right to head out for our longest local walk yet. We drove down to the Middle Gelt viaduct only a few minutes outside of the village), […]

Using IBM's Carbon Design System with NextJS

The combination of the Carbon design system and NextJS should make for rapid website development, but I ran into a few small hurdles getting them to play nicely with one another using existing documentation and community guidelines.

Geltsdale in the Snow

One of the walks I had most hoped to squeeze in during our time in Cumbria was a visit to RSPB Geltsdale. It's a beautiful valley in the North Pennines, and one of the few areas in Cumbria that feels […]

Friends, Just At A Distance

We've been in Cumbria now for more than long enough to know we didn't bring anything rotten with us. Combine that with a brief period where most people we know are currently off work (including […]

Campfield Marsh

Time to make some use of the extended freedoms we still enjoy in Cumbria, with a road trip out to the Solway. It's the first time I've been around the industrial parks on the north edge of Carlisle […]
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