A Few weeks ago, I wrote a post about how I was taking a journey through the studio albums of Bob Dylan, starting with his first eponymous album, and discovering new albums and tracks along the way which resonated with me. I’m now about half way through the catalogue, and have encountered a few surprises.
Typography on the web is a world of hard choices. I started this website using quite a different set of fonts than I have now. But since then my perspective has changed on a few things, and I’ve finally switched to an entirely new set of fonts for deliciousreverie.co.uk. Here’s a few of the processes I’ve been through when considering these changes.
I’ve been in & out of love with Bob Dylan for many years. I started listening in my early 20’s, bought a compilation album, but I have to say that I just didn’t get it. Now, 16 years later, I’m listening to every album he’s produced so far.
I recently attended what I hope will be the first Frontier Conference held in London. The event was a mix of design & development, with some experienced speakers and some who are fairly new to public speaking. I benefited from the opportunity to network as well as listening to these insightful talks.
At a new job I’ve been tasked with moving to Windows as my main production environment. At first approaching this idea with some trepidation, I have since discovered and been able to install the new Windows Subsystem for Linux on my PC, and it’s proven to be a really useful tool.
Like a lot of things in the web world, CSS is a bit of mess. As the web gets more complicated, the tools and languages we use need to develop with us. This is currently happening as the W3C push forward with new functionality like Grid and Flexbox, but until those come into general use, we can aim to limit the risk of our code becoming unfathomable by other developers.
I’m one of those guys (coming from a design background) that was terrified of the command line. Literally, terrified. I knew enough that simple commands could irreparably break my computer, and that scared me. But gradually, I’ve begun to use more command line tools, and recently discovered ways to make my workflow easier by using zsh terminal commands.
Wordcamp London 2016 was a great chance to make new friends and learn some excellent insights about running a successful agency, wordpress security and the necessity of backups, and some other stuff I’ve already started to use on a daily basis. Here’s my roundup.
A very dear friend introduced me to James Joyce many years ago with his coming-of-age almost-biography, A Portrait of a Young Man, which had a deep impact on me. But it’s only now I’m starting to pick up on just what a master of the English language Joyce was—through his poetry.
Time is precious for me having a kid and a demanding job, so I’m pleased I’ve managed to find the time to read The City & The City, China Mieville’s (very successful) attempt at the crime thriller genre.