What I did during my last 6 months at Contentful.
34,959 words over 39 articles so far.
Your Svelte 101 tutorial, looking at components, props, stores, etc.
Exploring the 2 main ways of interacting with APIs today.
An overview of the Astro framework, compatible with Astro v3.
What I did during my second 6 months as a Developer Advocate.
How to use breakout discussions to make asking questions at conferences more friendly.
A simple list of best practices for online privacy and security.
Some of us are lucky enough to work for companies that offer an “education stipend” as a benefit. Here are some tips to make the most of it.
A year of highs and lows
Manipulating data with Miller for Smashing magazine. Huge honor, I've been a reader for ever.
I’ve been a developer advocate full-time at Contentful for 6 months. I feel extremely fortunate. I love this job so much. There’s an unsaid tradition to write a blog post when you cross the 6-month milestone, so here we go.
A fun project with our awesome blog editor.
When I meet developers, “How did you become a developer advocate?” is the question that I get asked the most. This is the long answer.
I like coding maps, but would always mix up latitude and longitude. I came up with some tips to remember them.
My past layoff, what I wish I knew, and some tips if you've been laid off too.
Whether you’ve been laid off, struggling to make ends meet with the crazy inflation or dissatisfied with your current job, you may have wondered: Could I work in tech?
My first article on the Contentful blog talking about my journey as a developer.
In January 2021, Signal was only known by journalists and privacy geeks. In a few days, it topped the charts and was on everyone's phones. Why?
Another weird, exhausting year
Neat visual arrangements made with code
Here are the (coding-related) things I don't know, as of 2021. In an effort to help junior developers feel more comfortable.
Big, data-hungry companies claim that the collection of metadata is harmless. That's not true.
In the past decade, job titles for people who code have shifted from "developer" to "engineer." This could do more harm than good if we're not careful.
About the problem that 𐃏Roam Research, Obsidian, Logseq, and others try to solve.
Delving into audio dramas, one of my best discoveries from 2019. Includes my favourites
My requirements for a notes app and a rundown of candidates.
Explorations and thoughts on digital gardens.
2020, you know, what the hell.
Learn about other commands in a human-friendly way
Domain records made less weird. Plus GitHub and Gitlab domain settings.
Batch-rename your files quickly
A cool way to show your files and folder structure
In this series of articles, I'll share a few command-line tools that have been helpful to me.
A daily log for the homepage graphics.
Looking at the different technical choices I made for this website.
Motivations and goals for this personal website.
Another year in review. It's been a unique year in many respects.
I write this review well into 2019 already, but who cares? This is mainly for myself, but I enjoy reading these and you probably do too.