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Using WSL (BASH for Windows)

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.

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Switching to BEM Syntax for CSS

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.

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First Steps with zsh

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.

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Why We Need the Web Guild

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.

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Poem Review: She Weeps Over Rahoon, James Joyce

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.

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Book Review: The City & The City, China Mieville

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.

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The Only Time I'll Talk About My Religious Beliefs

You may have noticed that I refer to myself as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses occasionally. I don’t think I’ve openly discussed this subject with any of you so far. However, I think that, out of curiosity, someone might like to know a little bit more. This post aims to tell you the only time I’ll talk about my religion in my professional sphere.

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Updated Typeface: Introducing Skybird

So a few weeks’ ago I discovered a very small but excellently designed typeface from a Phitra Design called Skybird. I decided almost at once that I would use it on deliciousreverie, and replace the old typeface, Vollkorn from Google Fonts

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WordCamp London 2016 Writeup

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.

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The Conversational User Interface

This phrase the conversational interface has been bouncing around in my brain since I attended Wordcamp London, I can’t remember who mentioned it as being one of the things to watch out for in the coming year or years, but it has really struck me a something that I think could be significant and important.

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“Wisest are they who know they do not know.” —Jostein Gaarder