A lot of developers and other team members can get understandably excited when planning a new project, and throw in tonnes of shiny features. I'm more a fan of the minimum viable product (MVP) approach.

I wrote a short article explaining how I see MVP, and why it's so important.


Root cause analysis:
1. I (don't remember, but assume that I) started an upgrade, but got distracted
2. the newly built containers sat there not bothering anyone
3. I was messing around with Docker and caused 'em to replace the existing ones without realising
4. the database wasn't migrated so the new containers didn't work
5. everything was broken and I didn't know how to fix it, had analysis paralysis and eventually gave up

Sooooo not great.

I'm currently working on an site with some sweet integrations. 🌍

I've been away from e-commerce for about a year. It feels good to be rolling out a system like this again! πŸ˜πŸ‘

Everyone stop what you're doing and go to oreillyauto.com and type 121g into the parts search

I've setup a Pi-hole for our home network. πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

`git blame` should be `git praise`. πŸ–οΈ

Today was productive. I got around to tidying the room every homeowner has, in which odds and ends get dumped.

Definite feeling of accomplishment. πŸ‘

I recently expanded my home NAS drive. It's now finished repairing the striped array and expanding the volume.

Double the storage space. πŸ‘

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.

@rachelraewilson The problem is, if you're able to remember all your passwords and they're all different, then they can't be that complex!

There's been research recently indicating that password managers leak your passwords into memory as plaintext.

Do not let that stop you using them. They're better than the alternatives. πŸ”’πŸ‘


My 15 month old daughter learnt the word fork today. Dinner time consisted of her shouting 'fork fork fork' a million times.

Guess how she pronounces fork. πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ΄

"Two things are infinite - the universe and node_modules. And I'm not sure about the universe."

Albert Einstein

I recently released a new open source PHP library to convert Wikipedia article infoboxes to associative arrays. πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘


The question all web devs should be asking themselves:

Does your JS framework spark joy?

How can there be a Captain's log when the Enterprise doesn't seem to have any toilets?

Lots happened in 2018.

- My first full year of being a dad!
- Daughter's 1st birthday!
- New job at @LangleyFoxall.
- Learnt React & React Native.
- Created ~35 new open source packages.
- Over 300,000 package downloads.


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