Notes, thoughts and observations

capturing my thoughts and gathering links

30 January 2020

Recent listening - my podcast picks for this week

Some of the podcast episodes that have been filling the gap between my ears over the last couple days.

20 December 2019 updates

I've made a few changes to this most recent version of

16 December 2019

React is still everywhere.

Two and a half years ago I noted my fears of a dominant JavaScript framework. My thoughts have evolved and I feel a little better about it now.

15 December 2019

a career update story

From self employed consultant and contractor to full time remote developer - my career development over the last few years has even taken me by surprise. The lesson I learned is to be prepared for anything…

9 May 2017

React everywhere

More and more, familiarity with React.js is required for contract web developers. It takes the mental hoop-jumping out of a lot of the day-to-day development tasks - and allows us to be more productive. Is there a cost to this?

4 May 2017

Teamwork in mountain climbing

A review of a recent adventure

14 January 2015

the new, new admataz website manifesto

A quick explanation of the new redesign effort underway at

15 December 2013

Migrating a large active and customised Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7

We recently upgraded some client sites from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7. It was more work than we had hoped for.

11 June 2013

Drupal as the CMS for a restful API for an iPhone App.

Overview of how we used Drupal as the CMS to for an iOS app

12 April 2013

Staging and deploying content in Drupal

Inventing a way to deploy content from one Drupal site to another

10 January 2012

Article filter faceted navigation in Drupal.

Using Drupal to build a faceted navigation and tag-based filtering.

1 January 2012

code, beauty and art.

Some thoughts on code, beauty and art: my response to a request from a journalist.