a pale slim ghost

is Kara Brightwell

she does:

it's got webmentions now

and it's all Rowan's and chee's fault

mould brew

last week i made some cold brew. two litres of it in a big Kilner jar. an entire bag of peruvian coffee from a three month coffee subscription my parents bought me for christmas.

today i poured some and it smelt kinda bleachy and there were floating white things. an entire litre down the sink.

weeknotes #4: gaslit by apple maps

1.hello from the surrey hills

2. i sold a lens to a friend of a friend

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weeknotes #3: business horoscopes

content warning: wild animal injury

1. been watching the Fast & Furious films with friends

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weeknotes #2: a real burger made out of cow

1. i went to the office, and it was normal

2. trying not to burn out

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weeknotes #1: fried liver attack


2. okay so i'm the Tech Lead of the FT.com Platforms Team now, what's up with that

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it's got rss now

hi Alice! hi Rowan

oops i broke it

see the thing with writing a blog yourself in rails is you have to maintain it and stuff

i upgraded to Ruby 3.0 because fast but it turns out major versions have breaking changes? weird

apparently URI.decode isn't a thing and also hashes don't become keyword args any more and i can't be waiting for gems i use to fix their shit so back to 2.7 it is

imagine being able to upload images to a blog

using ActiveStorage it's kind of not even a thing? i drag a file on to the browser and send a form and it just goes into the database? like this frog on a unicycle:

frog on a unicycle

that's stored in Postgres as a Large Object, isn't that neat

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i have added a yeet button to posts

so now you can yeet posts

okay, now it's a blog

built on rails, who even does that

see, last time i tried rebuilding my blog i started writing my own static site generator because, you know

this isn't some countercultural reverse bandwagon hipster thing, it's the anthropic principle

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