First impressions

Maybe it’s due to being based in the outskirts of South Seoul, but taking a trip to the Han riverside reveals it’s not the city of sprawling super structures I had expected. Of course, with all the smog, they could just be hiding… I’ll uncover more in due time as...

Korean Air

After what seemed like 3 billion years, I am now lying comfortably on my hotel room bed, some atrocious, cringy Korean J-Pop (K-pop?) on the TV and the remains of travel Pringles in hand. I’m not allowed to enjoy Seoul until Linzi arrives tomorrow so I’ll use this time on...

Rendezvous

At this moment, I’m sitting on a relatively empty train, headphones on, bag of Twirl bites open and a can of G&T in hand. We’ve stopped at Gatwick. But I’m not getting off here. I ride this train to the end of the line and further still, all the way...

Jekyll

There was, and in fact still is, one mental barrier to my involvement in our 100 Days Project, which is that this site is powered by Jekyll a static site generator. Unlike certain other static site generators, such as Statamic, there’s no admin panel. Jekyll appealed to my inner (and...

Visual Thinking

Today us Clearlefties were honoured to receive Dave Gray to host his workshop on visual thinking. It came highly recommended from a handful of my colleagues, so much so that they were right back there doing the workshop again! The day started out with us listing several techniques we’d like...

100 days

As of today, various members of Clearleft are participcating in a 100 days challenge, of which there are many examples. Ours lives at clearleft100days.tumblr.com. The idea is to, and I quote, ‘Repeat a design operation for 100 days straight’. The ‘design’ aspect is flexible. Choose a thing and do it...

Scraping Twitter Feeds with NodeJS

Well, the time finally came. I had been using Remy Sharp’s handy little twitter.js script to show one tweet on the homepage of my latest live site, Pulse, and Twitter’s API changes finally caught up with it. Now, I’m not the sharpest cookie in the drawer (see?) so wrapping my...

Setting up a FreeNAS server

Intro The Hardware Installing FreeNAS Configuring Conclusion Intro I’d planned on setting up a Fileserver/NAS for quite a while now. Who hasn’t? I even bought all the hardware over a year ago. But, for whatever reason, I’d felt that it would take forever to sort out and put it off...

Occasional Git

Welcome to Occasional Git! For when you’re working on your own, on small-ish sites. These are the things I encounter sometimes only once a month, if that. I’ll be supplementing the commands with examples I’ve used personally. Ignoring files already committed git rm --cached I’m horrendous at knowing what files...

The Case of the Linux Box and nginx

Following on from the last post which laid the landscape covering the whys, we now get on to the hows. The server I’ve been with MediaTemple for many years, first with their (dv) servers for client work, then their (gs) servers for my personal sites. I’ve never had a problem...

Welcome!

Welcome, fine folks, to the all-new gablaxian.com. It was back in May when I vowed to take this back to basics in a blog post called, ‘The Rebrand’. I wanted to get a bare-bones server and configure it the way I wanted, from the ground up. Well, I got the...