The first of a few side-projects I’ve been working on to help teams within government, a plugin for Eleventy. Use it to quickly build marketing pages, blogs and documentation sites.
Huzzah! @Higgidy have finally replaced the plastic trays for their quiches with cardboard ones. Now all that’s left is that damn plastic window…
Am reminded of Jon Stewart’s view that the conflict is not left versus right but corruption versus not-corruption; ‘contrarian narcissists who trade as “free-thinkers”’ sit firmly in the first camp.
Lovely bumping into @yandle earlier. Compared notes on working in government, and reminisced about ‘that trip’ to New York in 2013.
Proof, if it were needed, that Google ruins everything. 🤢
2 weeks banging my head against a wall trying to get something to work, but getting nowhere.
10 minutes explaining the problem to @roobottom this morning, and have now figured out the correct solution.
It’s good to talk.
Given it’s #ServicesWeek, here’s the presentation I gave last year about using a design history to document your work.
Honestly, sometimes I think it’d be easier and quicker to train as a builder instead of spending weeks trying to find somebody willing to do the work or is capable of doing a half-decent job. See also: plumbers, electricians and window fitters.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Wordle 248 3/6
Wordle 247 3/6
Introduced to Roblox by nieces and… I feel old!
This turned out to be quite a big release. And there’s more to come!
Wordle 224 2/6
Licorice Pizza was so much fun! Such a beautiful, funny and uplifting story – too early to call it my film of the year? Such a joy to see John Michael Higgins on screen again too… “I don’t speak Japanese”… brilliant!
Wordle 201 3/6
How wonderful to start the new year and have @jesseyuen be in the same virtual building. Again!
Happy 5th birthday, Micro.blog!
Such a wonderful way to start the new year. Less so the “fish fingers”.
Doing a silly voice, I started chuckling away to myself; such a rare occurrence these last few months that this response actually shocked me.
The drugs do work.
As 12 weeks of working from home has morphed into a state of perpetual home working, I’m so done with all the various ‘productivity’ apps that assume users have powerful computers and super fast broadband. Metaverse? I can barely use Miro.
Guessing somebody on the @guardian’s iOS team learnt how to do rounded corners. 🙄
A championship decided on the very last lap of the last race. Whatever the outcome, an incredible season for fans of Formula 1. Less so for the stewards.
Ever get the feeling that you’re just going round in circles?
12 months ago I was at the very centre of something special. Now I’m a social pariah.
Everything that once gave me joy now makes me anxious and upset. I feel isolated, ignored and abandoned. I’m depressed.
How the fuck did this happen!?
Where did it all go wrong?
Why are HMRC’s digital services so bad? Abysmal in every conceivable way: design, information architecture, content design, user experience, frontend… I dread having to use one of their services. It’s almost as if the last 10 years in government digital never happened.
Brighton is developing beyond recognition; familiar buildings demolished, favourite cafés closed. Yet I can go into a coffee shop I visited regularly 10 years ago, and its owner will still recognise me.
Everything has changed but nothing has changed.
Today was a good day.
Can anyone recommend a good accountant in Brighton?
Film I wanted to see at the cinema was sold out, so ended up watching The Suicide Squad instead. Quite possibly the stupidest, dumbest film I’ve ever sat through.