The Illustrated Mum

The Illustrated Mum

I've made some very satisfying discoveries whilst reading bedtime stories to Tabitha, but this one was probably the most emotionally draining.


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This week I needed to make a really big form. It’s really big. Most people don’t like forms, but I’ve always been a bit of a contrarian, and my approach for saving user input on this form got me thinking about how much effort goes into things people take for granted. In code, I mean. Life is way out of scope for a blog post.


Walk

Walk

Ugh. Today. This post contains heavy spoilers for the first The Last of Us game. I am the last person to finish this game, so I suspect that it doesn't matter. But still.


I love GraphQL

I love GraphQL

I've been using GraphQL with Craft since I redeveloped this site, which is quite a while now. But running someone else's GraphQL API is like training wheels.


"It's hard to find the words to express my debt"

Tories are great at creating NHS-related debt. Cut to a year after Coronavirus is under control and then we'll see if they're so earnest and committed to supporting the NHS


The new jasper.tandy.is

Removing features, trying new things, improving old skills.


Media Diet

Jason Kottke does these posts where he lists all the stuff he's been reading or watching or whatever...


One of my favourite things to ever happen

Writing it down to remember it later...


Stress

Aside from the obvious, my least favourite thing about stress is how it completely silences the little creativity I have...


On Approaching a Toddler

Parenthood is a curious thing. As Charlotte grew more and more pregnant, a bizarre thing happened: people felt compelled to share their observations on her physical appearance, almost constantly...


Here's the thing about ads

I'm mad at Wired. I'm also mad at ads, but not because I inherently hate advertising - because I hate all the underhanded, sneaky snooping that ads do to show relevant ads to you...


Topknots and Parachute Pants

I have always struggled with body image and self worth. The two together, I mean. Separately, those...


Hits from the Pong

I wrote a blog post over on our highly corporate company blog which has two whole posts on it. It's...


Mario Kart Life Lessons

You cannot become adept at life. You learn to react to the challenges you face, but there are many t...


Juhzanthepuss

You listen to me, Juhzanthepuss. If you ever, ever in your life...and I realise as I'm doing this; i...


A new coat of paint

I’m not normally one for photographing graffiti but this is quite impressive. I don’t know whether...


Rudeness

I hate rudeness. I hate impatience. Unfortunately, when you work for a busy agency, you encounter r...


Time off

Periodically, I question the value of social networks. Every few months, I enter into sort of a per...


Cars under £5000

Cars...


Pepsi Sponsorship Appeal: Update

Pepsi...