Right – so if everything is working properly, this should get posted to Mastodon and Twitter, with a short excerpt shown at both. There’s always an inherent danger with calling something “Final” – I fairly regularly see documents circulated with “UpdatedFinal” or “FinalV2”. As always, there’s an xkcd along these lines: xkcd.com/1294/
As I’ve already mentioned, I’ve migrated this website over to nextjs. There is a headless WordPress installation behind it still, but the pages are now pre-rendered and served statically, including pre-loading, so navigation around should be blazing fast. The pages which aren’t pre-rendered are the archive and search pages, which are rendered server-side on demand, with infinite scroll. You’ll notice a few seconds load time for these, which is a reflection of the hardware this is running on. There are were some bits and which didn’t quite work properly yet in this brave new world: The formatting is iffy – […]
Well, 2022 was even worse for us than 2021 – once again as reflected by my social media presence (or lack thereof). However, one of the habits that has emerged for us as a family is our “Good Things” jar – where each week we take a slip of paper, and write on it all the good things from that week, and put it in the jar. This evening (on New Years’ Eve) we are going to open it and read through all the Good Things which have happened this year together. So in that spirit, here are some Good […]
Well, the radio silence since May has been for a number of reasons, a large aspect of which was some infrastructure work behind the scenes. I manage to b0rk the pi which hosts this website, but rather than spending ages recreating all the websites, database, config, etc. I decided to put everything into Docker containers, so they can, in theory, be deployed anywhere, and should have a very rapid restore time if anything breaks. All the config files are in source control. So each of my sites running on this host is now in its own Docker container, with an […]
Slightly unintentionally I have built up a collection of “meaningful” ties, principally from my almae matres. I didn’t really set out to do it, but now I have started doing it I am always on the look out for opportunities to get a tie which represents something. I’ve put them on my 365, but thought it would be fun to collate to a single post. Kicking off with my old school tie (which is horrible, and I haven’t worn since the 5th year – and I have also photoshopped out the burn mark I made in it one chemistry lesson!) […]
I had the excitement last week of finding out that my application for professional registration was successful – and I am now a Chartered Engineer! Technically CEng MBCS for those who are interested. I hadn’t really clocked on to professional registration or being a member of a professional body like the BCS. Obviously I’d heard of Chartered Accountants, but never really put too much thought into it. Anyway, in my current job (at JBA Consulting) there is a emphasis on professional registration, so I thought I’d look into it. Turns out that it’s a demonstration of competence in a range […]
Just a post to mirror the post on my other blog – I’ve decided it’s not the best use of my resources to continue to pay for domain and WordPress hosting for that blog, so in a couple of weeks revjameshandley.com will lapse expire, and my vicar blog will only be available via revjameshandley.wordpress.com. I’ll try and update links from this site. In all honesty blogging has taken something of a back seat in my life at the moment in any case.
This is sort of a meta-post to give fair warning that I’m moving away from a paid WordPress hosting plan, and am going to allow “revjameshandley.com” to expire in a couple of weeks. My hope is that this blog will revert to the free plan, and still be available at revjameshandley.wordpress.com. If not I’ll have to come up with a different plan! Either way, all the existing permalinks will break (sorry).
I’ve finally jumped on the Wordle bandwagon, and enjoy tinkering away every day. Best yet has been two guesses, due to a spectacularly good first guess. Worst was six, which I put down to Covid-19 brain fog. Just in case anyone doesn’t know, Wordle is a really simple “mastermind” like game, where you have to guess a five letter word in six guesses or less. For each guess you make (which itself has to be a valid five letter word), you get an indication for each letter of whether it is the right letter in the right place, a right […]