What's this?

I started this blog to note some of my thoughts around the field of web operations and technology in general.

Who am I?

I’m a technologist, currently working for the UK Government Digital Service as a web operations engineer. In the past I’ve worked as a PHP developer, frontend designer and commercial photographer.

I should clarify that the views expressed here are my own and not those of my employer.

How is this site built?

I’m glad you asked.

This site runs on static HTML generated by Jekyll, hosted by Github Pages and served via Fastly to a POP near you.

To make changes to this blog, I simply create a new text file in this Github repository. The text files are formatted in Markdown and use frontmatter YAML headers for the page metadata. Github then kindly generates the pages that you see before you.