vanilla js web components

You don't need a fancy framework to use components in your web projects. For simple projects vanilla components are often the best.

MYOB the good the bad and the ugly.

MYOB can be really frustrating to use, I thought it might be cathartic to write down some of the stuff that really grinds my gears.

Easy Concurrent Promises with Async Await

You don't need heavyweight dependencies like async-promises or highland to throttle concurrent promises. These 9 lines of magic form an easy reusable pattern.

merging feature/redux into react-starter-kit

This took me way more time than it should have

my lenovo x230

just bought a refurb lenovo x230

multiple domains the right way

the best way to set up multiple domains for your business

ettiquette for emailing invoices

emailing invoices is great, but make everyone's life easier and get it right

alt tab just changed my life

If you only use one shortcut, use alt-tab

hetzner media server

This guide aims to explain how to set up a secure media server on a hetzner media box.

storage devices

some quick notes about cli ops for storage devices

private modules in node

easy private npm modules for node!

email zero

Taming my unruly email inbox


All the things I always forget about aws.

js detect cyclic references in objects

If you ever have to recurse through a javascript object then cyclic or copied references can be a problem. Here's a rad algorithm to fix that.

npm package json scripts

I've been messing around with node & npm for ages but only recently realised the power of npm scripts.

the static site thing

Why are static sites so popular all of a sudden?


All the things I always forget about mdadm

the income distribution elephant curve

The income distribution elephant curve shows that life has improved significantly for the world's poorest and richest, but for the rest of us it's pretty flat.

Configuring an SMTP Relay

I've discovered that our new scanner doesn't support any sort of encryption for email transmission...

automatically clear your downloads folder

A nice tidy downloads folder makes life easy. No bach file, special software, just configure a task