• A manifesto for small, static, web apps

    I’m having a lot of fun building small, static web apps. And there are certain principles I’m trying to stick to as I do it. Let’s see what they are… What is a manifesto anyway? As I started writing this, I asked myself: “Is this actually a manifesto? What is a manifesto?” But the definition […]

  • Static databases for static sites. Possible?

    Regular readers will know about my love of simple, static-hosted, web-based apps that are easy to build and maintain, and free to host. But they are held back by the lack of dynamic data. Sure, you can store data in local storage, but what if you want to share data between browsers? Is there a […]

  • How are those new habits going?

    I was putting some new habits in place to try and bring more energy and discipline to 2024. How’s that all going? Previously, I explained how I wanted to start some new habits to make 2024-me better. The top habits – the easy ones with the most impact – were: But there were others that […]

  • High standards, low expectations

    This phrase has been a huge change of mindset for me. Really transformative. And I'm much happier. Here's what I mean.

  • New Clothes!

    I don't buy many clothes. I don't like buying clothes. But I needed to buy clothes. And so I bought clothes. And it was fun!!

  • 2024, self-improvement, and habits

    I'm not a big end-of-year/start-of-year post guy. But 2023 did become rather chaotic, and I want to start 2024 with some energy and discipline. So... how?

  • WordPress REST API with a Laravel Zero CLI and Tinkerwell

    Today I decided to start work on a silly new thing. It will involve CLI commands, so I went for Laravel Zero. I needed to use the WordPress REST API. I figured someone must have written a Laravel HTTP client wrapper for this and Rick West delivered for me there! But then I wanted to […]

  • My simple EV terminology cheatsheet

    All the things you need to know about electric cars, written down as succinctly as I can (which isn’t very). Note that this is UK/EU specific and excludes and proprietary stuff (e.g. Tesla-specific tech) Units of power and battery sizes You will see the following units of power/energy/battery capacity: Examples: How big should my battery […]