My writing.

Here you'll find my writing on topics ranging from coding and the web industry, to linguistics and natural language processing – there's also a handy RSS feed, if you'd prefer to subscribe. If you'd like to chat about anything I've written, say hi on Mastodon.

Feb 28 2024

Getting something from Nothing

When you're trying to use your phone less, what do you upgrade to? A sort-of review of swapping my phone for Nothing

Feb 22 2024

It's OK to abandon your side-project

In an industry that pressures developers to always be shipping side-projects, it can be helpful to be retrospective with the projects that don't make the cut

Dec 31 2023

2023 Wrapped

It's the end of the year, so here's my now traditional end-of-year wrap up of work, life and media

Dec 20 2023

Locking scroll with :has()

Now that :has has landed in all browsers, here's a quick tip for handling locked scroll

Nov 16 2023

HTML is like a camera

A short post on the foundations of photography in relation to working on the web

Apr 17 2023

Legacy code

What does it mean to work in a medium that could disappear tomorrow, and how do we get comfortable with that?

Jan 19 2023

Hand-thrown frontends

I've been thinking about my frontend process and how the concept of assembling a UI like Lego bricks never sits well with me

Dec 31 2022

So long, 2022

I skipped a year-in-review post in 2021, so I decided it was time to write about a few things that happened since then

Nov 08 2022

The Jammies 2022

It's conference season and, to my surprise, this website picked up an industry award nomination

Jul 07 2022

Holograms, light-leaks and how to build CSS-only shaders

Get a shiny WebGL look without actually using WebGL. In this article we take a look at how CSS blend modes unleash the potential of cool compositing effects without the need for JavaScript

Jul 05 2022

Mind your language

Building flexible, multi-lingual sites can be tricky. This post takes a look at five steps to help things run smoothly

Jul 08 2021

Getting started with Go

Golang is a fun, fast and powerful language...but it can seem a bit weird on the surface. If you are curious about the language but don't know where to start, this post is for you.

Dec 31 2020

The year that was(n't)

2020 has been a tough year. In the spirit of reviving this blog I felt that writing a little more introspectively about the year-that-was might help me to make sense of the chaos.

May 26 2020

Introducing Rekishi

Becoming frustrated with gaps in the history api, I built Rekishi, a minimal pubsub wrapper to watch for URL changes.

Apr 18 2020

How to name your agency with NLP

An introduction to some of the basic concepts behind Natural Language Processing, and how they can be put to use.

Feb 10 2020

Synthwave '84 has changed

Neon Dreams is a new release of Synthwave '84 that takes a different approach to enabling the glow than before.

Jan 22 2020

Launch day

After several years in the wilderness, I have a new website. This post gives a little background on the twists and turns along the path to launch - from the tech choices to the design.

May 09 2019

Synthwave '84

A retrospective on Synthwave '84, retro-themed colour scheme for Visual Studio Code and accidental viral sensation.

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