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Netlify configuration

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# 404 - Page not found
Sorry, it doesn't seem like that link works 🤔.
If you could let me know where you were trying to go, hopefully I can fix it or help you!
You can search if you're looking for something specific, or head to the blog!
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<h1>Blog</h1>
<h1>Blog {% if pagination.pageNumber %}- page {{ (pagination.pageNumber + 1) }}{% endif %}</h1>
<div class="breadcrumb meta">
<ol itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/BreadcrumbList">
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title: '#1'
date: 2020-04-10
updated: 2020-04-10
tags:
- Notes
---
<p>So yes, I'm getting on the Weeknote train. They won't always be weekly, but a series of small notes, achievements and somewhere for me to dump my mind.</p>
<h3><strong>Git Hooks</strong></h3>
<p>Battled with <a href="https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/using-a-post-merge-git-hook-to-clean-up-old-branches/">git hooks</a> after finding out that there is no such thing as a "pre-merge" hook unfortunately - I wanted to prevent our staging branch being merged into any other branch. I <em>was</em> able to use the "pre-commit" hook to prevent commits to the staging branch.</p>
<h3><strong>Podcasts</strong></h3>
<p>Listened to the "Make Life Work" with <a href="https://sijobling.com/podcast/dan-blundell/">Dan Blundell</a> podcast while cycling up a steep hill this weekend, part of which inspired me to start these very notes.</p>
<h3><strong>Zoom</strong></h3>
<p>With everyone working from home because of the current COVID-19 inspired lockdown, Zoom (the video conferencing company) have had a lot of bad press for their privacy policies and practices. I <a href="https://twitter.com/mikestreety/status/1245460217443356675">compiled a tweet thread</a> of articles revealing the truth about zoom.</p><h3>Hosting</h3><p>My current hosting is with <a href="https://www.scaleway.com/">Scaleway</a>, but the server I have has been bastardised due to my incompetence and indecision. I have decided this week to burn it to the ground and start again. Looking at pricing, i've decided to move to <a href="https://www.hetzner.com/">Hetzner</a>. At the time of writing, I have set up the server but not installed or moved anything yet!</p>
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<p>So yes, I'm getting on the Weeknote train. They won't always be weekly, but a series of small notes, achievements and somewhere for me to dump my mind.</p>
<h3><strong>Git Hooks</strong></h3>
<p>Battled with <a href="https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/using-a-post-merge-git-hook-to-clean-up-old-branches/">git hooks</a> after finding out that there is no such thing as a "pre-merge" hook unfortunately - I wanted to prevent our staging branch being merged into any other branch. I <em>was</em> able to use the "pre-commit" hook to prevent commits to the staging branch.</p>
<h3><strong>Podcasts</strong></h3>
<p>Listened to the "Make Life Work" with <a href="https://sijobling.com/podcast/dan-blundell/">Dan Blundell</a> podcast while cycling up a steep hill this weekend, part of which inspired me to start these very notes.</p>
<h3><strong>Zoom</strong></h3>
<p>With everyone working from home because of the current COVID-19 inspired lockdown, Zoom (the video conferencing company) have had a lot of bad press for their privacy policies and practices. I <a href="https://twitter.com/mikestreety/status/1245460217443356675">compiled a tweet thread</a> of articles revealing the truth about zoom.</p><h3>Hosting</h3><p>My current hosting is with <a href="https://www.scaleway.com/">Scaleway</a>, but the server I have has been bastardised due to my incompetence and indecision. I have decided this week to burn it to the ground and start again. Looking at pricing, i've decided to move to <a href="https://www.hetzner.com/">Hetzner</a>. At the time of writing, I have set up the server but not installed or moved anything yet!</p>
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title: '#2'
date: 2020-04-19
updated: 2020-04-21
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---
title: '#2'
date: 2020-04-19
updated: 2020-04-21
tags:
- Notes
---
<h3>New Site</h3>
<p>If you have come here before you would have noticed there is now a new face to my blog. More space, better fonts & (in my opinion) just generally nicer.</p>
<p>I wrote a "timeline/history" about the blog/my site and dug up some Internet Archive links for each step. You can read about it in the blog post - <a href="{entry:986@1:url}">Mikestreety's New Clothes</a></p>
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<h3>Find and Replace in Vim</h3>
<p>Setting up a new server means lots of command line work, and lots of vim usage. Because of that, I now have a few snippets I rely on:</p>
<ul><li><code>:%s/find/replace/g</code> - find all instances of "find" and replace them with "replace"</li><li><code>:w !sudo tee %</code> - if you have oped a file as a user but need root permissions to save a file</li></ul>
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title: '#3'
date: 2020-05-01
updated: 2020-05-01
tags:
- Notes
---
<h3>Lockdown continues</h3><p>I don't think I've mentioned this in blogs or notes before, but the UK is currently on lockdown. Since 18th March, Liquid Light have been a fully remote company - we had to quickly adapt to working in an office to all being in our own homes. It's a weird time, but I think the boy is enjoying both me and my wife being home. Despite the fact i'm not spending 2 hours a day commuting, I seem to have <em>less</em> time then I did before! It's going to be a hard shift when we're allowed to go back to the office again.<em></em></p><p>Thankfully we're allowed to go out an exercise - the bike rides scattered throughout the week are keeping me sane!</p><h3>Behind the source gets started</h3><p>It's been a long time coming, but <a href="https://www.behindthesource.co.uk/">Behind the Source</a> is finally going to be underway next week. Last week I announced who was going to be involved and when the interviews are going public. I'm super excited about these as they have been such a good read while I've been editing and inputting them into the CMS.</p><h3>Useful links<a href="https://googlechrome.github.io/lighthouse-ci/viewer/"><br></a></h3><ul><li><a href="https://googlechrome.github.io/lighthouse-ci/viewer/">Compare Google Lighthouse reports</a> - useful for a before/after report for a client when doing optimisations</li><li>I got caught out by the <a href="https://css-tricks.com/chrome-system-fonts-snafu/">Google Chrome font-weight issue</a> this week on my Beer site</li><li><a href="https://www.blog.google/products/meet/bringing-google-meet-to-more-people/">Google Meets is free</a> - this is a great tool we use at work for our meetings (while on lockdown), it's great to see Google opening it up to the public</li></ul>
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<h3>Lockdown continues</h3><p>I don't think I've mentioned this in blogs or notes before, but the UK is currently on lockdown. Since 18th March, Liquid Light have been a fully remote company - we had to quickly adapt to working in an office to all being in our own homes. It's a weird time, but I think the boy is enjoying both me and my wife being home. Despite the fact i'm not spending 2 hours a day commuting, I seem to have <em>less</em> time then I did before! It's going to be a hard shift when we're allowed to go back to the office again.<em></em></p><p>Thankfully we're allowed to go out an exercise - the bike rides scattered throughout the week are keeping me sane!</p><h3>Behind the source gets started</h3><p>It's been a long time coming, but <a href="https://www.behindthesource.co.uk/">Behind the Source</a> is finally going to be underway next week. Last week I announced who was going to be involved and when the interviews are going public. I'm super excited about these as they have been such a good read while I've been editing and inputting them into the CMS.</p><h3>Useful links<a href="https://googlechrome.github.io/lighthouse-ci/viewer/"><br></a></h3><ul><li><a href="https://googlechrome.github.io/lighthouse-ci/viewer/">Compare Google Lighthouse reports</a> - useful for a before/after report for a client when doing optimisations</li><li>I got caught out by the <a href="https://css-tricks.com/chrome-system-fonts-snafu/">Google Chrome font-weight issue</a> this week on my Beer site</li><li><a href="https://www.blog.google/products/meet/bringing-google-meet-to-more-people/">Google Meets is free</a> - this is a great tool we use at work for our meetings (while on lockdown), it's great to see Google opening it up to the public</li></ul>
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title: '#4'
date: 2020-05-18
updated: 2020-06-06
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---
title: '#4'
date: 2020-05-18
updated: 2020-06-06
tags:
- Notes
---
<h3>Behind the Source going well</h3>
<p><a href="https://www.behindthesource.co.uk/">Behind the Source</a> interviews are going well and are well received. Already on the third interview today and I have had nothing but positive comments. Fortunately it is all set up beforehand, so there is minimal work each week to get it live. Unfortunately, Mailchimp have taken away the scheduling for free accounts, otherwise I could do it all automated. I'm using Figma to create the social media images (if I had more than 8 interviews I would have automated this with the command line and ImageMagick).</p>
<h3>Apache Macros</h3>
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Use VHost80 www mikestreety.co.uk # www = $sub, mikestreety.co.uk = $parent
</VirtualHost></pre>
<h3>email.subscribeto facelift</h3>
<p>With Behind the Source re-energising my passion for side projects, I thought I would turn my attention back to <a href="https://email.subscribeto.at/">email.subscribeto.at</a>. The current tech stack was built with "prototype and push it live" in mind. I am currently in the process of re-building the backend with CraftCMS, so I am able to manage the content better and easier. So fare I've learnt a lot about extending Craft, including Twig Extensions, Behaviours and custom functions. I'll try and write a blog post about it when I understand it more!<em></em></p>
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<p>With Behind the Source re-energising my passion for side projects, I thought I would turn my attention back to <a href="https://email.subscribeto.at/">email.subscribeto.at</a>. The current tech stack was built with "prototype and push it live" in mind. I am currently in the process of re-building the backend with CraftCMS, so I am able to manage the content better and easier. So fare I've learnt a lot about extending Craft, including Twig Extensions, Behaviours and custom functions. I'll try and write a blog post about it when I understand it more!<em></em></p>
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title: '#5'
date: 2020-06-06
updated: 2020-06-06
---
---
title: '#5'
date: 2020-06-06
updated: 2020-06-06
tags:
- Notes
---
<h3>Black lives matter</h3>
<p>This week in America, riots and protests have happened across the country (and world) after the <s>death</s> 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.</p>
<ul><li><a href="https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/">https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/</a></li><li><p><a href="https://marker.medium.com/its-time-we-dealt-with-white-supremacy-in-tech-8f7816fe809">https://marker.medium.com/its-time-we-dealt-with-white-supremacy-in-tech-8f7816fe809</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://twitter.com/PopCrave/status/1267179561470562304">https://twitter.com/PopCrave/status/1267179561470562304</a></p></li></ul>
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<p>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. </p>
<h3>I was on a podcast</h3>
<p>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 <a href="https://sijobling.com/podcast/mike-street/">or on Si's website.</a></p>
<h3>Tech Stuff</h3><p><strong>Lighthouse 6</strong> 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.</p><p><strong>Gulp</strong> 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 <a href="https://laravel-mix.com/">Laravel Mix</a> 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.</p><p>I want to give a big shout-out to <a href="https://pasteapp.io/"><strong>Paste</strong></a>. An amazing app that I use daily.</p><p><strong></strong></p>
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<h3>Tech Stuff</h3><p><strong>Lighthouse 6</strong> 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.</p><p><strong>Gulp</strong> 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 <a href="https://laravel-mix.com/">Laravel Mix</a> 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.</p><p>I want to give a big shout-out to <a href="https://pasteapp.io/"><strong>Paste</strong></a>. An amazing app that I use daily.</p><p><strong></strong></p>
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title: '#6'
date: 2020-07-07
updated: 2020-09-15
tags:
- Notes
---
<p>Wow. Notes #6. I started so well and then haven't published anything in <em>months</em>. The draft of this post was made on 7th July (hence the published date) and this is actually written on 15th September.</p>
<p>I'm going to break the notes up into two parts - flesh out the bullets I had made in July then a second one to fill in the gaps from then until September.</p>
<h3>Where is time?</h3><p>I can't even work out why the long break happened. COVID-19 is still a thing and, although places opened up a bit more, I'm still not leaving the house much. I'm enjoying working from home but it is hard to grasp it has been 4 months (in July, when I was writing this) of home working. I seem to have lost my drive for all things side-projects at the moment. House DIY, while the weather is nice, and curiosity into things I'm doing at work have distracted me from my personal things.</p><h3>Behind the Source</h3>
<p><a href="https://www.behindthesource.co.uk/">Behind the Source</a> came and went, finishing on 27th July. It was great talking to all those people, and finding out what goes on behind the scenes. I'm still torn about doing a second series though.</p><h3>Cloudflare & Certbot</h3><p>I had been messing around with Certbot, generating SSL certificates on the server so the encryption between the server and Cloudflare is secure. It isn't needed, really, for me but it was a good exercise. I was hoping to make a blog post out of it (there is a draft, somewhere) but every time I have followed my instructions I've struggled to install it and get it working. There doesn't seem to be a clear route to installing it and making it work.</p><p>I'll still try and get the blog post out, because hopefully it will help someone!</p>
<h3>Email.subscribeto</h3><p>My early summer consisted of converting <a href="https://email.subscribeto.at/">email.subscribeto</a> from a Filebase/Slim PHP project to Craft, as I thought it would be easier to administrate. Turns out, unless you want a simple page/blog site, Craft is a <em>PITA</em> to code with. Granted, I want to do a lot of things that were edge cases, but I kind of regret doing it. Maybe I'll look at using a Static Site Generator or similar next time. For now, it works.</p><h3>Assassin's Creed: Odyssey on PS4</h3><p>Having a toddler means you don't often get to play video games, but with the routine my wife and I have, i generally get half an hour/an hour every other evening. In July, I "completed" Assassin's Creed: Odyssey on PS4. I say "completed" as I finished the main story lines - there is just an infinite sea of side quests to do that, once the main story line is over, there is no motivation to complete. I enjoyed the game and the side quests often gave a welcome break from following a path (although you make a lot of decisions that affect the story).</p>
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<p>Wow. Notes #6. I started so well and then haven't published anything in <em>months</em>. The draft of this post was made on 7th July (hence the published date) and this is actually written on 15th September.</p>
<p>I'm going to break the notes up into two parts - flesh out the bullets I had made in July then a second one to fill in the gaps from then until September.</p>
<h3>Where is time?</h3><p>I can't even work out why the long break happened. COVID-19 is still a thing and, although places opened up a bit more, I'm still not leaving the house much. I'm enjoying working from home but it is hard to grasp it has been 4 months (in July, when I was writing this) of home working. I seem to have lost my drive for all things side-projects at the moment. House DIY, while the weather is nice, and curiosity into things I'm doing at work have distracted me from my personal things.</p><h3>Behind the Source</h3>
<p><a href="https://www.behindthesource.co.uk/">Behind the Source</a> came and went, finishing on 27th July. It was great talking to all those people, and finding out what goes on behind the scenes. I'm still torn about doing a second series though.</p><h3>Cloudflare & Certbot</h3><p>I had been messing around with Certbot, generating SSL certificates on the server so the encryption between the server and Cloudflare is secure. It isn't needed, really, for me but it was a good exercise. I was hoping to make a blog post out of it (there is a draft, somewhere) but every time I have followed my instructions I've struggled to install it and get it working. There doesn't seem to be a clear route to installing it and making it work.</p><p>I'll still try and get the blog post out, because hopefully it will help someone!</p>
<h3>Email.subscribeto</h3><p>My early summer consisted of converting <a href="https://email.subscribeto.at/">email.subscribeto</a> from a Filebase/Slim PHP project to Craft, as I thought it would be easier to administrate. Turns out, unless you want a simple page/blog site, Craft is a <em>PITA</em> to code with. Granted, I want to do a lot of things that were edge cases, but I kind of regret doing it. Maybe I'll look at using a Static Site Generator or similar next time. For now, it works.</p><h3>Assassin's Creed: Odyssey on PS4</h3><p>Having a toddler means you don't often get to play video games, but with the routine my wife and I have, i generally get half an hour/an hour every other evening. In July, I "completed" Assassin's Creed: Odyssey on PS4. I say "completed" as I finished the main story lines - there is just an infinite sea of side quests to do that, once the main story line is over, there is no motivation to complete. I enjoyed the game and the side quests often gave a welcome break from following a path (although you make a lot of decisions that affect the story).</p>
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title: '#7'
date: 2020-09-16
updated: 2020-09-15
tags:
- Notes
---
<p>So this isn't really "#7", it's more <a href="{entry:1073@1:url}">#6</a> part 2 as I am writing them both at the same time. However, this note tries to fill the July - Mid-September void.</p>
<h3>No Coding</h3>
<p>July and August kind of saw me down-tools on my side projects while I focused on the house. The garage (inside and out) needed painting, a long with the back of the house - so that occupied my mind which was a nice change. Half the inside of the garage is done (waiting for it to fully dry & for me to go to the tip before I do the other half) but the exterior walls are all finished.</p>
<p>The next project is building a garden office. It looks like we're going to be working from home for a while now, so to give more space indoors, my wife and I decided on getting a garden room built for me to work from. I'm not doing the building, but there is plenty of prep work needed to do beforehand.</p>
<p>Over the summer, "The Lockdown" eased slightly too. The UK government introduced a scheme which gave restaurants the ability to offer half-price food (although behind-the-scenes the restaurants are struggling to claim the money back). My wife and I took advantage though, and went out a couple of times. It was interesting to see how different places handled the situation - plenty did it very well while a couple left a lot to be desired.</p>
<h3>11ty</h3><p>I've been thinking about documentation and work and how best to store & maintain it. Our current system uses a slow CMS which is great, but puts you  off writing and updating. As a side-project, I started looking into <a href="https://www.11ty.dev/">11ty</a> and I liked what I saw. There were a few in-built conventions I had to fight against, but the <a href="https://gitlab.com/mikestreety/typo3-tips">starter I've got myself</a> is something I'm proud of.</p><p>Once i've fleshed out the styles & and used it a bit more to work out bugs, I might submit it as an 11ty Starter site.</p><h3>TYPO3 Upgrades</h3><p>Something that has been taking up a lot of my mental energy at the moment is TYPO3 - the CMS we use at Liquid Light. There is a major upgrade currently underway and it has fallen onto my shoulders to carry out. It's a "chuck in at the deep end" situation, but I'm learning a lot and it's good to see upgraded sites up and running - even if there isn't anything to "see"</p><h3>New Developer</h3><p>We're also <a href="https://liquidlight.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=9fa2168f-9d9a-4842-9a19-f5f907207f8a">hiring for a new backend developer</a>, which is going to be an interesting process interviewing remotely as, one day, we would like to go back to the office.  We'll see how that pans out!</p>
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<p>So this isn't really "#7", it's more <a href="{entry:1073@1:url}">#6</a> part 2 as I am writing them both at the same time. However, this note tries to fill the July - Mid-September void.</p>
<h3>No Coding</h3>
<p>July and August kind of saw me down-tools on my side projects while I focused on the house. The garage (inside and out) needed painting, a long with the back of the house - so that occupied my mind which was a nice change. Half the inside of the garage is done (waiting for it to fully dry & for me to go to the tip before I do the other half) but the exterior walls are all finished.</p>
<p>The next project is building a garden office. It looks like we're going to be working from home for a while now, so to give more space indoors, my wife and I decided on getting a garden room built for me to work from. I'm not doing the building, but there is plenty of prep work needed to do beforehand.</p>
<p>Over the summer, "The Lockdown" eased slightly too. The UK government introduced a scheme which gave restaurants the ability to offer half-price food (although behind-the-scenes the restaurants are struggling to claim the money back). My wife and I took advantage though, and went out a couple of times. It was interesting to see how different places handled the situation - plenty did it very well while a couple left a lot to be desired.</p>
<h3>11ty</h3><p>I've been thinking about documentation and work and how best to store & maintain it. Our current system uses a slow CMS which is great, but puts you  off writing and updating. As a side-project, I started looking into <a href="https://www.11ty.dev/">11ty</a> and I liked what I saw. There were a few in-built conventions I had to fight against, but the <a href="https://gitlab.com/mikestreety/typo3-tips">starter I've got myself</a> is something I'm proud of.</p><p>Once i've fleshed out the styles & and used it a bit more to work out bugs, I might submit it as an 11ty Starter site.</p><h3>TYPO3 Upgrades</h3><p>Something that has been taking up a lot of my mental energy at the moment is TYPO3 - the CMS we use at Liquid Light. There is a major upgrade currently underway and it has fallen onto my shoulders to carry out. It's a "chuck in at the deep end" situation, but I'm learning a lot and it's good to see upgraded sites up and running - even if there isn't anything to "see"</p><h3>New Developer</h3><p>We're also <a href="https://liquidlight.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=9fa2168f-9d9a-4842-9a19-f5f907207f8a">hiring for a new backend developer</a>, which is going to be an interesting process interviewing remotely as, one day, we would like to go back to the office.  We'll see how that pans out!</p>
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title: '#8'
date: 2020-09-24
updated: 2020-09-24
tags:
- Notes
---
<p>With only 8 days between this and my previous notes, there isn't much to be writing about.</p>
<h3>Playstation</h3>
<p>In just over 2 months I managed to complete the Spiderman game on Playstation 4. Was a great little game and was excellent to be able to start & complete a game successfully. 100% in story mode with nearly all of the trophies (I'm not a perfectionist).</p>
<p>I purchased Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 last night, but barely got a chance to play it as it requires a 20GB download. The first 10GB came down in about 40 minutes, which meant I could do the tutorial & free play, but the remaining 10GB are <a href="https://twitter.com/mikestreety/status/1309183860094177280">crawling down as I type</a></p>
<h3>Recruitment</h3><p>We are currently hiring for a backend developer at Liquid Light and, despite the note saying no agencies, I have been inundated with LinkedIn requests, emails and phone-calls. I would be willing to use a recruiter, if I could find a good one that understands my wants and needs (one being <em>not</em> wanting to do phone conversations).<br></p><h3>6 Month Slump</h3><p>It's been 6 months since the UK went into lockdown because of COVID-19. What seemed as a "temporary lockdown" has turned into an endless working from home journey. Pubs and Bars have opened and closed but we haven't gone back to the office. Me, along with a lot of others, seem to be struggling through a 6 month slump. No motivation, no eagerness. I'm only writing this note because I've not no desire to play any Playstation since Tony Hawk's isn't ready (which is what I would normally be doing with my night "off"). It's hard, but we'll get through it. People have got through worse. Just stay home, be sensible and wear a bloody mask.</p>
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<p>With only 8 days between this and my previous notes, there isn't much to be writing about.</p>
<h3>Playstation</h3>
<p>In just over 2 months I managed to complete the Spiderman game on Playstation 4. Was a great little game and was excellent to be able to start & complete a game successfully. 100% in story mode with nearly all of the trophies (I'm not a perfectionist).</p>
<p>I purchased Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 last night, but barely got a chance to play it as it requires a 20GB download. The first 10GB came down in about 40 minutes, which meant I could do the tutorial & free play, but the remaining 10GB are <a href="https://twitter.com/mikestreety/status/1309183860094177280">crawling down as I type</a></p>
<h3>Recruitment</h3><p>We are currently hiring for a backend developer at Liquid Light and, despite the note saying no agencies, I have been inundated with LinkedIn requests, emails and phone-calls. I would be willing to use a recruiter, if I could find a good one that understands my wants and needs (one being <em>not</em> wanting to do phone conversations).<br></p><h3>6 Month Slump</h3><p>It's been 6 months since the UK went into lockdown because of COVID-19. What seemed as a "temporary lockdown" has turned into an endless working from home journey. Pubs and Bars have opened and closed but we haven't gone back to the office. Me, along with a lot of others, seem to be struggling through a 6 month slump. No motivation, no eagerness. I'm only writing this note because I've not no desire to play any Playstation since Tony Hawk's isn't ready (which is what I would normally be doing with my night "off"). It's hard, but we'll get through it. People have got through worse. Just stay home, be sensible and wear a bloody mask.</p>
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title: 'Notes: #9'
date: 2021-02-23
updated: 2021-02-23
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<p>Long time no notes 🙄</p><ul><li>I have pushed a beta to my <a href="{entry:1240@1:url||https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/socket-rss-making-rss-your-mindless-scrolling-app}">Socket RSS</a> reader out to the public. I've already had a bit of feedback which is a great little incentive to keep working on it</li><li>Over the last few weeks, me and a couple of friends have been <a href="https://makelifeworkpodcast.com/">recording a podcast</a>. It's an <a href="http://ontheside.network">OnTheSide</a> takeover, so the conversation circles around side projects (I talk a lot about RSS...)</li><li>Turns out using a <a href="https://twitter.com/i/timeline">controversial podcast title</a> gets a lot of attention. Who knew click baiting worked?!</li><li><a href="https://www.instagram.com/ale_house_rock/">Ale House Rock</a> has been filling up nicely since Lockdown 3.0 started</li><li>I've been really enjoying the <a href="https://workingcode.dev/">Working Code</a> podcast. Lack of commuting has not left much space for podcasts, but this one has shot to the top of the "must listen" list (along with <a href="https://www.nosuchthingasafish.com/">No Such Thing as a Fish</a>)</li></ul><h3>Useful links</h3><ul><li><a href="https://darekkay.com/blog/rss-subscriber-count/">How many people subscribed to your RSS feed?</a></li><li><a href="https://github.com/g12n/colors-and-palettes">Using 11ty to auto generate SVG OG Images</a></li><li><a href="https://www.11ty.dev/docs/plugins/image/">11ty image</a> (I'm planning on converting my personal site to 11ty)</li></ul>
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