Text-only websites

I really liked this from Sijmen J. Mulder regarding text-only websites. Web bloat has been a thing for quite a few years now, and it’s good to see that others enjoy the simpler times of text with simple formatting. https://sjmulder.nl/en/textonly.html I’ve been toying with the idea myself for a long time to do similarly. As…… Continue reading Text-only websites

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Clearing Out

The current situation has left me in the house around 24h a day. I get out for walks every few days to grab the mail from the office, or to grocery shop. I’ve gotten used to being in the house, and enjoyed the freedom that comes from remote work. I used to be a minimalist,…… Continue reading Clearing Out

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Straight outta Uni: Interviews

I’m looking to share things I’ve faced personally or seen as part of regularly interviewing candidates – to give the best possible start to new people joining the web development industry. It’s graduation season here in Dundee and I’m seeing a lot of new candidates dressed up in their gowns facing the winter weather. Bristling…… Continue reading Straight outta Uni: Interviews

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Ego and feedback

I was an awkward kid growing up. My emotions ran easily and, to be honest to myself, my attempts to do better at school made me a bit of an ass. I hated PE or basically any sort of physical activities growing up due to terrible coordination, so I ended up liking very few sports.…… Continue reading Ego and feedback

Cuddles

It’s rare to have these two actively cuddling, Ollie loves his personal space, so it’s nice to see them relaxing together!

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Knowledgebases

Directing a company, supporting software/clients, and managing a team has made my life a lot more complicated in recent years. When I first started working professionally, all of my notes were forever stored in Evernote Premium. My only problem came from my lack of organisation, so I relied a lot on the search rather than…… Continue reading Knowledgebases

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Secrets of the Eloquent

I was really surprised with some of the cool functionality that’s been unearthed with this recent Laravel Daily post. Some of these I’ve seen quite often and have been ones I’ve done myself! One of my pet peeves for a long time has been what to do if the relationship is empty, turns out there’s…… Continue reading Secrets of the Eloquent

Personal Infrastructures

I was blown away recently with the amount of detail that Steven Wolfram’s put on his personal infrastructure and how he works as a remote CEO. What I’m impressed with here is the level of transparency and the fact that you can tell this infrastructure moved as his needs changed. Systems don’t stay the same…… Continue reading Personal Infrastructures

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Be nice, be clear

When I read Josh Thompson’s recent post about Slack messages, it resonated with me a big deal. Basically, it described a thing that happens to me a lot. Slack is a great chat app, but it makes some people chat the same way we would do in real life. While chat can most definitely be…… Continue reading Be nice, be clear

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