Archive for the ‘Tech’ Category

Text-only websites

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

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.

I’ve been toying with the idea myself for a long time to do similarly. As an example – my previous post takes over 500 kB to load, while the HTML to build this as text-only is 1.4kB.

Secrets of the Eloquent

Friday, April 5th, 2019

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 an withDefault() method that can be added to the end of a relationship.

Personal Infrastructures

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

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 forever, but I am amazed how much his space mirrors his needs. When I look at my workspace, it’s chaos in comparison. It’s definitely worth thinking of what’s needed as part of any infrastructure and how to improve it, and I’m addicted to posts like these!

Remy’s CLI: Improved

Friday, August 31st, 2018

I was really impressed with Remy Sharp’s list of packages he uses on a daily basis to improve CLI usage. As somebody who’s in the command line every day, it’s great to find alternatives to some often used programs to make things just a little easier!