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Webmentions and a splash of colour

26 April, 2024 - 394 words
What did I get done this week? What am I doing next week? Is there anything where I'd like some support to help me move forward? Well, the confidence to drill into walls and doors without making a colossal mess of it all would be great on the last point. 😬

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Books of February 2024

24 March, 2024 - 282 words
As predicted it was impossible to maintain the rate of January, obviously this is a system which I can game if I just read novellas! Ella Minnow Pea – a fictional story of authoritarianism implemented through removing l...

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Web publishing for yourself

17 March, 2024 - 504 words
“This paper lays out a unified framework of the ergodic animage, the rule-based and interaction driven part of visual representation in video games” I do sometimes wonder if other people browse the web in the same way that I do. I was followi...

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Art and science

15 March, 2024 - 295 words
I open a lot of tabs. A lot. Maybe as many as you. Every now and then I have to plough through them and close down stuff I’ve either dealt with, bookmarked, or just forgotten why I opened it in the first place. I’ve given up doing this on my phone where my Firefox tab count is permanently ∞ (literally). So here are some interesting tabs I’ve had open this week:

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RSS for fun and the public good

11 March, 2024 - 258 words
I follow Steve Messer’s blog – he’s a product manager in the UK Civil Service, making land and housing data easier to find, use and trust. And he writes weeknotes which I enjoy reading. He mentioned this week that his team’s blog doesn’t prod...

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Reanimating a Little Printer project

09 March, 2024 - 637 words
I’ve made a little app which generates an image for you to display or print how many people there are in space right now. The code is here. This is based on work that the excellent design and technology agency BERG did a decade ago with

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Free your mind

07 March, 2024 - 273 words
The absolute best thing about being able to hand over my Head of Software Engineering role to the wonderful Steve Newstead in favour of being a roving problem-solver (currently: incident management processes, procurement workflows, monitoring and alerting, line management coaching) has been the colossal amount of mental capacity it has freed up o...

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Books of January 2024

25 February, 2024 - 280 words
First in what is likely to be a short-lived series. The Murderbot Diaries books 1-7 by Martha Wells, mostly good, mostly novellas and thus totally overpriced at around 10p per page (most other books I compared to came in at between 2 and 5 pence per page). They’re good but not that good. Get them from the library or borrow...

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