Thoughts and musings.
A look at my 2019 in review. Running, business, and personal adventures. Including the London Marathon, Comrades, Wicked, parkrun, and lots of tasty food.
Thoughts and musings.
A race guide/report for the 2019 Comrades Marathon (the worlds most famous ultramarathon - 87km from Durban to Pietermaritzburg) and an overview of the area - the people, the place, and things to do.
I ordered a Spotify gift card through Paypal gifts and they sent me a gift card that does not work. Both customer service teams are terrible so I'd suggest you avoid.
My race report for the London Marathon 2019, a race which I finished in 2:54:50. An overview of how I trained, how the race went, and what I have planned next.
In 7 days I am running the London marathon. This is an overview of my marathon background, my training (how I think it has gone), and my targets for the race.
A brief look at how I integrated the Summernote WYSIWYG editor with React, and the issues I encountered getting CodeMirror/summernote plugins working.
My race report for the 2019 Village Bakery Half Marathon in Wrexham. I finished in 1:22:55 - a new (poorly executed) personal best over the half marathon distance.
An overview of how I built a maintainable web app (and API) as well as a companion mobile (iOS) app in a simple and easily testable manner.
Starling Bank markets itself as being a cheaper and simpler way of making international payments. It is not. Poor user interfaces and rushed product releases make for an extremely questionable product.
I decided to move my companies products over to EC2. For interest/reference I kept track of what I had to do to get the server setup and running as before.
Amazon Web Services' (AWS) Convertible Reserved Instances (CRI) are/were fundamentally broken. This is my experience trying to get them to fix it.
In June 2019 I will run my first ultra marathon in Durban, South Africa. Comrades - The Ultimate Human Race. Read why, and follow my journey.
The Hacker News newsletter contains some seriously interesting tech related posts each week. The 'Ask HN' section contains some amazing insights for living your best life.
I did not start the 2018 Chicago marathon. Instead I deferred my entry. This blog explains why and outlines my running plans going forward.