13/09/2019, 16:54

I need to categorically say that I think my son’s school is ACE. I’m 180% happy with it. The staff are amazing. Any attempt to get involved in school comms is me genuinely and freely wanting to use my skills to improve things for all schools and parents.

With that in mind…

11/09/2019, 19:21

Pretty sure NatWest could save a significant %age of my Β£5 monthly business account fee by not sending me details of my Β£5 monthly account fee in the post. πŸ˜‚

11/09/2019, 19:20

Worse than “the tech you use sucks” is the more personal “who the hell works with this tech?”

Because, for a large number of other people, the answer is “Well, actually, I do!”

And you just shunned them from your community by making them feel stupid.

11/09/2019, 19:20

Observation (of a minority of people):

JavaScript: PHP sucks
PHP: WordPress sucks
WordPress dev’s: Page builders suck
Page builder users: All the other page builders suck

Can we just accept that there are different tools for different jobs and then be nice to each other?

09/09/2019, 14:03

I quite like the Wikipedia snippet that @DuckDuckGo gives you when you search for “lorem ipsum”. It works far better as placeholder text than actual Lorem ipsum! Will make far more sense to clients. πŸ‘

08/09/2019, 14:17

– Knowledge from Marcel Pociot Package Development course was super helpful! https://phppackagedevelopment.com/
– One of the apps had tests – I felt so much more confident upgrading that!
– Upgrading can be hard – you need to know PHP and Composer well to understand messages and debug

08/09/2019, 14:16

Yesterday I did one side-project app upgrade from Laravel 5.1 to 6.0 and one from 5.7 to 5.8 and then 6.0.

Really simple apps, I should add.

– New ignition errors weren’t always helpful and took some getting used to.
– Had to fork the ReCaptcha package I use

06/09/2019, 09:00

I’m sitting in bed with half a voice and feeling rubbish. But I want to do some thanking and promoting while I’m here.

Firstly, Laravel 6 was out this week. So huge thanks to Taylor, Mohammed and everyone that makes this awesome free thing that I get to use. πŸ™Œ

05/09/2019, 18:34

Finally, on headphones. When I got my not-true-wireless earbuds about two years ago for Β£30 I was like “Woah, you can get tech like that that isn’t terrible for Β£30β€½β€½”

I’m now doing the same with true-wireless. It’s VERY impressive.

05/09/2019, 18:34

I’ve yet to cycle with them but they seem comfy, light and stay in my ears (which I didn’t expect). They’re a bit big and stupid-looking but πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ. Sound quality is fine for podcasts and a bit of music, audiophiles will protest. Not tried a call yet. Mic probably awful.

05/09/2019, 18:33

And thank you to the orange BMW driver who did an exemplary, full-road-width cyclist-overtake and then indicated (they DO dirt them!! πŸ˜‰) perfectly at the roundabout, also on Northern Road this afternoon!

Happy cyclist tonight. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

05/09/2019, 18:33

I sometimes criticise bad driving I see while cycling but I try to celebrate good too. So…

Thanks to the lady in the black 4WD this morning who was a model of safe, gracious driving as she followed me down Northern Road