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  1. Out With the Old

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

    1 minute

    They say that you should never reinvent the wheel. But what if you could make the wheels better? » Read

    #bash  #dev 

  2. Confessions of a Bashist

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

    2 minutes

    I prefer some things to be done a certain way but my reasons are seldom irrational – usually there’s at least some logic involved somewhere. » Read

    #bash  #dev 

  3. Shellology

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

    5 minutes

    As a follow up to my previous Unix archaeology, I traced the evolution of shell development across the decades. » Read

    #bash  #dev  #unix 

  4. My Descent into Shell

    Thursday, June 18, 2020

    3 minutes

    For my first lightning talk, I dived into the history of Unix to find the starting point from which modern shells emerged. » Read

    #bash  #dev  #unix 

  5. Struck by Lightning

    Thursday, May 28, 2020

    2 minutes

    Researching and presenting to my colleagues – or learning new things from them – is proving to be a great distraction. » Read

    #talks  #work 

  6. Documentation

    Sunday, May 10, 2020

    2 minutes

    It is a fact that individual contributors to a codebase will come and go. Establishing good documentation practices is essential to enable an effective organisational memory. » Read

    #dev  #documentation  #work 

  7. Super Styling

    Monday, May 4, 2020

    2 minutes

    I’m gradually getting to grips with Hugo, learning about how the build process, shortcodes and templates all work. » Read


  8. Home Economics

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020

    3 minutes

    Long winters growing up in the Pennines seems to have set me in good stead for the current situation and empty shelves in the shops. » Read


  9. Starting Afresh

    Thursday, April 16, 2020

    2 minutes

    I’ve resurrected my blog, having said goodbye to WordPress, and embraced a static generation approach with Hugo. » Read

    #blog  #personal