Writing on programming, travel and life observations.

All of my long-form thoughts on programming, travel, life, and more, collected in chronological order.

Mango 🥭

Back in April 2019, my wife and I were on holiday in Cartagena, Colombia when a sick and frail dog came and sat under our sun lounger. This is a little story (in pictures) about our gorgeous dog Mango.

Reducing Friction With Raycast

Raycast is an awesome tool for Mac that helps you to automate and speed up how you interact with your computer. Here is how I use it.

Things to do in Colombia

Given I lived in Colombia for 3.5 years, I often get asked what to do by people who are visiting. This is the email I send them. It's old and I plan to update it when I get a moment but it is a useful intro if you have never been before.

A List of Remote Job Sites for Programmers

I recently went through the job search process, aiming to land a job at a remote first company. Here is a list of sites I found useful, and at the end one site that you should definitely not use.

How To Set Up Transactional Emails in Ghost

When I was setting up this blog, I ran into two issues related to users subscribing to my newsletter: 1. For some reason, the sign-up form would throw an error when trying to subscribe with Gmail addresses and 2. The 'Confirm your subscription' emails were going to spam

Knee-deep in Javascript

Javascript is a quirky old thing. It divides opinions like no other language, yet it is an integral part of the internet and therefore our lives. Having initially hated it and put off learning it for as long as humanly possible, I am now a doting fan. It's scars and wrinkles have turned to powerful beauty.

Why Should You Invest For The Long Term

It is often said that investors should invest for the long-term. But why? This post aims to look at how investors would have fared investing over differing periods. I will show you why investing for long periods gives you a better chance of success than investing over shorter periods.

Life on the Border

I recently returned to Cúcuta, the humid border town that is the first stop for many Venezuelans fleeing the humanitarian crisis unfolding back home. This post looks at how the situation compares to my first visit almost a year earlier, as well as my experience at the Venezuela Aid Live Concert and the war-like scenes the following day.‍

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