A blog, written by someone called Martin Peck
Let's Rewrite Everything!
How to react when someone suggests rewriting everything. How to convince someone it's a good idea.
03 Feb 2022
Goodbye, iMessage Stickers. Hello, Real Stickers!
I'm cancelling my Apple Developer Program subscription, giving up publishing iMessage stickers, and attempting to sell real stickers!
11 Dec 2020
Raspberry Pi 400 - First Impressions
These are my first impressions of the new Raspberry Pi 400, and my experiences of setting it up as a machine for development and blogging....
06 Nov 2020
Building Jekyll Sites within VS Code Dev Containers
I've simplified my dev tooling for Jekyll by using VS Code Dev Containers
05 Nov 2020
Things to Remember When Writing Code
A work-in-progress list of things that you should remember when writing code (especially in teams of developers)
03 Feb 2021
Using AutoComplete for Azure DevOps Pull Requests
When should you use the auto-complete feature of Azure DevOps to automatically merge your pull request? In my opinion...less often than I see it used.
16 Dec 2020
Creating iMessage Stickers
This post has been sitting in my “drafts” folder for over a year. So, rather than trying to finish it (I had hoped to add a bunch of nice illustrations...
08 Feb 2020
Using Azure Cognative Services Computer Vision with Python to Extract Handwritten Text
To help my daughter convert a hand-written essay into an electronic format I wrote a Python script that uses Azure Cognative Services to extract text from handwriting.
29 Nov 2019
Using Message Headers to build Inbox Rules for Azure DevOps Notifications Emails
If you're drowing under notification e-mails from Azure Devops, and want to build some Inbox rules to manage things, then there are some useful message headers you can use for...
29 Nov 2019
End of Project Blues
After working hard on a project, or after hitting a significant milestone, I often feel "down" or "low" as the pressure comes off.
08 Sep 2019
Highlighting the Health of an OSS Project
Some projects on GitHub are vibrant, active projects. Others might be dormant, or even abandoned. How can we highlight this to potential contributors?
08 Mar 2019
Building and Deploying Jekyll Sites using Docker - Part Two
Part 2 of 2, where I show how I'm using Docker images within my CI pipeline to build static websites with Jekyll
03 Feb 2019
Building and Deploying Jekyll Sites using Docker - Part One
Part 1 of 2, where I describe how I'm using Docker to make local Jekyll site development easier, and avoid having to set up a Ruby development environment.
02 Feb 2019