Notes #5

Black lives matter

This week in America, riots and protests have happened across the country (and world) after the death murder of an unarmed Black man by a white police officer. It has really made me check my privilege and I am making sure I am educating myself on racism and how I can be a better ally.

Behind the Source on Pause

With the events in America, it felt wrong to publish a Behind the Source interview this week. I have put the publishing on hold for the time being.

I was on a podcast

Si Jobling, who hosts the Make Life Work podcast hosted me as a guest this week. It was the first podcast i've ever been on and have had some good feedback. You can listen to it on all good podcast publishers or on Si's website.

Tech Stuff

Lighthouse 6 has been keeping me busy the last couple of weeks. It was released on 19th May and I have spent the last few days correcting scores of our clients.

Gulp is starting to slow me down and cause issues on our larger sites, so I'm starting to look at alternatives. Despite the name, I use Laravel Mix on my personal projects that use Craft, but our work projects are a lot more complex. Webpack seems the obvious answer (we already use it for JS) but it is hell of a dog to set up and understand.

I want to give a big shout-out to Paste. An amazing app that I use daily.

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