Journal

Welcome to my Journal

I try and write articles from time to time. Most cover aspects of design or web-development but I occasionally tinker with hardware and have even been known to write book reviews. I also like to create the odd guide or two, detailing the things I'm learning or mistakes I've made.

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Early Riser

Friday, 27 August 2021

I've been a big fan of Jasper Fforde for many years now, particularly his Thursday Next series, so I was excited to sit down and…

Parallax City

Saturday, 13 February 2021

It's about time we revisit our vectorised vintage travel poster. In the last article, we discussed vector graphics and how they…

Cyberpunk 2077

Wednesday, 06 January 2021

This is the first game review I've written for the site. It hadn't occurred to me to write reviews for anything other than the…

Home Server - Part Two

Saturday, 29 August 2020

Several months have passed since I last wrote about the home server. It's been running smoothly for a while now but that hasn't…

Writing a novel

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Have you ever spontaneously decided to write a novel? I've been an avid reader all my life, but had never considered writing a…

Player of Games

Monday, 29 June 2020

Okay, so the last science-fiction novel I reviewed here, Snow Crash, was written in 1992 and I was blown away by how relevant it…

Snow Crash

Friday, 22 May 2020

I often ask people for book recommendations. I end up reading all sorts of things I wouldn't have otherwise discovered, but every…

Vector Travel Poster

Sunday, 26 April 2020

There's a list of topics I wanted to cover in this journal and working with vector graphics is an interesting one. So today we'll…

Home Server - Part One

Saturday, 28 March 2020

I've always liked the idea of having a home server. Conventional wisdom says not to bother, but a lot of the reasons for hosting…

Shoe Dog

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

When I was initially planning this website, I looked at a lot of other sites for ideas and inspiration. Several of my favourites…

Jurassic Park

Monday, 03 February 2020

Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park is one of my all-time favourite films. I'm actually a fan of the sequels too (despite falling far…

My Front-end Development Setup

Sunday, 02 February 2020

I'm a designer and self-taught web developer who has been working professionally in the field since June, 2014. I'm going to write…

Bash Profile

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Okay, currently my bash_profile is in serious need of a refresh. This thing has been following me around for years, from job to…

First Post

Saturday, 23 November 2019

I've had many personal websites over the years, but none of them are still live. This time I aim to build one that will last. One…