Weeknotes for 2022 Week 12. Auth, auth and more auth.
Weeknotes for 2022 Week 8. A handy CloudWatch snippet, reflections on using playwright, EdgeDB and an unresolved mystery...
A brief summary of my thoughts surrounding EdgeDB v1 after a morning of play.
Weeknotes for 2022 Week 7. The start of investigating Open Contracting Data and some notes on keeping track of changes to ECS tasks.
Weeknotes for 2022 Week 5. This week I've had fun tinkering with restoring a mongo instance backed by AWS EFS, as well as trying out the squoosh CLI.
The squoosh CLI is a great way to compress images easily and it pairs with the web interface beautifully. Try it out!
I couldn't find much information about how to do this easily in my original searches so here are my trials and tribulations for restoring a mongodb snapshot when stored on AWS EFS.
Weeknotes for 2022 Week 4. I go over a proof-of-concept for GraphQL subscriptions with neo4j/graphql and a brief summary comparing relationship-centered care with other dominant models.
The Matrix protocol seems like a great way to set up some secure, federated chat networks. Here I dive into the ecosystem and get a server set up.
In David Epstein's book, Range, he outlines the hazards that sticking to the congruence doctrine oft-taught in business schools can surface. Tech companies are just as susceptible to this as any other, here I reflect on some ways that might encourage incongruence as part of our daily engineering practices.
In 2018-19, 30% of UK children were in poverty. Over the autumn half term this year, even more children than normal were affected by school closures and families struggling to make ends meet as a result of the pandemic. I spent a weekend trying to help a little by making a straightforward, informative map of the places offering free meals to those in need.
Over the past year, I've found my attitude towards job titles has shifted. If you're like I was about a year ago, you might be largely neglecting trying to secure another job title. This post might convince you why job titles are important in the average workplace and why you should be paying more attention to them than you are. It will, at least, serve as a reminder for me in the future should I ever forget.
A new tool for an Extended Mind that I've been cooking up over the past few months.
A record of the first pull request to an open source library that I authored.
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I did a talk! Albeit, a lockdown-induced webinar, but still a talk.
This short post is a small summary of some thoughts I've been having on oscillations and how staggeringly important they are.
I recently quit my job for a while, this is a record for my future self and others about how it went. I'm sure that one day I'll look back on it and discover things that I didn't understand at the time.
A short lesson learnt about how a technical exercise isn't always technical...
A recent podcast episode sparked some unlikely connections between the dynamo and the rise of the data-driven business.
The featherless framework is a well-used express framework for all manner of things. I recently explored combining this with a serverless deployment.
It's just so easy to get everything started.