Thoughts and musings.
A reference for how I manually created a new EC2 instance and transferred my companies data/processes over without noticeable downtime.
My thoughts on the present state of the world whilst in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis so that when things are better I can look back and understand how I felt.
My race report for the 2020 Trafford 10k. A fast 10k race in Manchester, England which I finished in 37:41.
A look at my 2019 in review. Running, business, and personal adventures. Including the London Marathon, Comrades, Wicked, parkrun, and lots of tasty food.
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.