Notes

Quick notes, thoughts and ramblings.


Gosh, I appreciated this tweet from Scott Jehl today.


I'm looking to get myself back into photography again. Specifically landscape photography. I've missed the space it used to give me. The way it helped me to look up — to really pay attention to my surroundings — to be present in the moment. Things our technology-obsessed age seems to have forgotten about.


“The original, shimmering self gets buried so deep that most of us end up hardly living out of it at all. Instead we live out all the other selves, which we are constantly putting on and taking off like coats and hats against the worldโ€™s weather.” — Frederick Buechner


Life often seems to prefer and reward the pick me type people. The ones that stand out and put themselves first. Gosh it can feel unfair sometimes. Particularly when trying to teach your kids not to be like that — even when things appear to be stacked against them.


Good for the body and soul; Potjiekos simmering for hours over a fire.


So I'm guessing Svelte has been around for a while then and I never noticed? ๐Ÿ™„ I found it cause of the latest Svelte 3 release announcement on Twitter. Another component framework like React and Vue… am I being unnecessarily dubious?


“Once you choose hope, anything's possible.” — Christopher Reeve


I was content today. It was the little things that gave me pleasure; cutting the grass, fixing the kids' trampoline, sipping a whiskey and puffing on a cigar.


Weaning myself off the usual Grunt or Gulp build config set up and going with straight up NPM. Wish me luck!


So much of the way we go on and on about how we do web development these days feels like a lot of hot air. It's mostly become a silly and unhelpful infatuation about who's 'right' and 'wrong'. Someone please wake me up when we're talking about things of more substance. ๐Ÿ˜ด


I am going to try my best to write as often as I can - with the help of 750 words.


Just added my name to a very important petition.


So I'm just about there with Webpack and then… along comes Parcel! Aaaaand another little dilemna begins.


Nothing like wading through someone elses overly-verbose code and they haven't provided a map! ๐Ÿ˜ 


“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.” — Ernest Hemingway


This is a bit experimental and definitely inspired by other people that I respect and draw inspiration from. Who knows how long I'll keep this going but for now, here you go - my first 'note'.