a pale slim ghost

is Kara Brightwell

posts tagged with blogging-about-blogging

it's got webmentions now

by Kara Brightwell

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

weeknotes #4: gaslit by apple maps

by Kara Brightwell

1.hello from the surrey hills

  • we are camping and it is raining, a lot
  • i just barbecued some smoked mackerel fillets and oh my god. then they got rained on and we ate them in the car
  • last time we came here apple maps navigated us to a dead end seven miles away and then said “you have arrived”, very clearly nowhere near the pin on the map
    • imagine being gaslit by apple maps
    • this time we got it to give directions to the pub in the village
  • we put a kettle on and almost immediately ran out of butane. and then it got rained on
  • i love it here

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

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weeknotes #1: fried liver attack

by Kara Brightwell


  • hahaha funny ironic meta blogging joke

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

by Kara Brightwell

hi Alice! hi Rowan

oops i broke it

by Kara Brightwell

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

by Kara Brightwell

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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