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You're not a frontend developer yet

I've got a rule, which is to never write a blog post angry. It's a good rule, but it's a bit ambiguous. What, exactly, does angry mean? How long after being angry counts as not being angry anymore? What if I'm only mildly annoyed, or just a bit frustrated? What if I'm angry, but can write in a way that makes me sound not angry? These are the kind of questions I wrestle with.

Anyway. I've been reading a lot of CVs recently, from people applying for a frontend developer job. I've been building websites for twenty years, and while I won't belittle someone for having less experience than me, you need to know certain things to be a frontend developer. Here's why.

Sunday 9th of July 2017

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Windows 10 - what I think

Dun dun duuuuunnnn

I wasn't interested in Windows 10, but then I had to buy a new laptop and the decision was forced upon me. I've only been using it for a week now, but here are some thoughts on upgrading and using it.

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

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On advertising and websites

This space for rent

I read an article recently by Martin Bryant where he railed against adblocking technology in general and forthcoming adblocking services provided by mobile networks in particular, sensationally entitled 'Adblockers are immoral'. In it, the author explains why he thinks adblocking is a problem and what he thinks of people who use the technology.

Unfortunately, while his position is perfectly valid, his argument wasn't. Let's see if we can be a bit more balanced.

Tuesday 26th of May 2015

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