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Quotes on Intuition, Spirit and Creativity

Regular readers/followers will have heard me talk about Rob Bell’s podcast before – take him with a pinch of salt. And these notes are from an interview he did with two other people who I think you should take with… Continue Reading →

On balance of creativity and passivity with kids and screentime

This is from a great episode of the ChangeLog podcast that interviews Tim Bell, the founder and creator of CS Unplugged: a collection of free teaching material that teaches computer science through engaging games and puzzles. I struggle with how much… Continue Reading →

More struggling with JS: how the PHP -> JS interface is broken and why this is painful

Yesterday I was struggling with getting Vue components to do non-AJAXy things and wondering why on earth this was so difficult.

Adding a “delete” link to a Vue component representing a Laravel model

This very much falls into the category of “things that must surely be easier”. So let me know in the comments if it is actually easier. Here’s the thing, I’m tinkering with Vue and Laravel. I have a Vue component… Continue Reading →

Gardening, baking, connecting

This comes with all my usual Rob Bell caveats – make of him what you will, because I’m not even sure myself – but I was listening to this interview about food, ecology, the earth, soil, people, education and being… Continue Reading →

GIVE ME MY STATIC ANALYSIS!

In which I lament my own utter incompetence, but also switch back from VS Code to PHPStorm in a flash and cry quietly over programming languages.

Electronic voting

It’s voting day in the local elections tomorrow. And this comes with apologies to my mum, who retweeted this poll and made it appear in my Facebook and subsequently got a passionate rant from her son. She’s awesome and I… Continue Reading →

I made things! A basketball hoop!

I’m a computer guy, not a physical things guy. IT systems bow to my every whim (sometimes), but doors, cars, and bits of wood and string aren’t my thing.

Except…last week…I made a basketball hoop for my currently-basketball-obsessed boy out of an old plant pot, some lying around wood, and some cable ties.

A real slam dunk!

Perfect, beautiful curls ❤️

The girl’s hair is SO pretty.

Laravel: Further forays into Test Driven Development (TDD)

I’m using Test Driven Development (TDD) for the first (and second) time on a couple of side projects. Here are some further reflections on the process and issues I’ve come across.

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