Entries tagged with "tech"

Board Links

I’m about to disappear for a week of surfing, which means here is a massive dump of links to last you this week and next. This week has involved putting the finishing touches to a load of projects and getting them out the door before I leave. Gone are the days of expecting multiple calls to get server details, we’re to the point now I know the rest of the team can handle whatever may come. Launching to tens of millions of users across the continental US is still a little nerve wracking though. Continue reading »

6S Links

Last night saw the first phase of the rollout of an app I made go live at 9 pm EST, which meant watching top at 2 am. It’s weird seeing more people flood onto a server than there are digits in my phone number. Normally I would have caught up on sleep later (well, technically I did fall asleep while watching Legend), but instead I was up at 8:01 to pre-order an iPhone. Life over, links begin. Continue reading »

Node Links

I got an email this morning, while pushing some fixes to a repo while still curled up in bed. Digital Ocean are migrating away from the old AMS1 DC. Which means I’ve spent the morning getting ready to move things back to Linode. I’ve been happy with DO, but Linode have always felt like the more grown-up company. Anyway, there’s a bucketload of links this week, so get clicking. Continue reading »

Fifa Links

A bit more variation in the links this week, some design, some op-eds and then the usual geekery. This week has also seen me working on the front-end for the new version of HybridLogic. First new design in eight years, and it feels like that long since I last did anything resembling design. I just can’t get over old habits though, it’s got to be pixel perfect. Continue reading »

The Cliff

I call it the Cliff, but it could just as well be a mountain. An inevitable point that I reach with all projects that I undertake on my own time. I start with gusto, after the initial paralysis on choosing which of the thousand different options to use. I get a good run at the problem. Start adding modules, functionality and UI springing up and all is good with the world. Continue reading »

Naga Links

This week has been pretty damn interesting at work. There are new plans in place and projects in the pipeline that are the kind of things a geek like me lives for. So I celebrated by having a curry with the family and am now paying for having a ghost chilli jalfrezi. Anyway, a mixed set of links this week (as ever, they got more techy the further down you go). Continue reading »

Wedding Links

I’ve spent the past few days at a wedding. The first wedding in our group of friends. The Sun was out after a week of rain, the cows were mooing and the whole thing was over before we knew it. Which meant a nice walk around Shakespeare’s town and some cinema. Continue reading »