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January 28, 2019 · 3 min read

Risk is an odd thing - we often think we must avoid it at all costs and yet we never can - all we do is choose which risk to take.

I love this in the introduction to British Canoeing’s safety guidance.

Respect and admiration is due to those who, knowing their sport and their abilities, push back the frontiers of feasibility by tackling ever harder grades of water; or choose to explore in wild and lonely places; or undertake solo paddling be it in one of these contexts, or simply to find their own level of self-fulfilment.

We do not agree with those who regard the occasional inevitable loss of life in these circumstances as disastrous for the sport. Nor that those who choose these outlets – knowing what they are at – are acting in an irresponsible manner. Far from it. They are keeping alive, in fact they are furthering, the essential spirit in mankind to advance against the elements.


AWS CloudFront - limitations

January 15, 2019 · 1 min read

I got this site running on AWS using S3 and CloudFront, it was all easy enough.

But then a couple of things didn’t work how I wanted.

Index pages wern’t there, and I couldn’t add security headers.


Static Site With AWS

January 11, 2019 · 1 min read

Getting a site up and running on AWS via S3 is fairly quick and easy.

Here is what I did.


Choosing a Static Site Generator

January 11, 2019 · 3 min read

I have been a sporadic blogger since 2005

In that time I have used a few different platforms and this is the time to make another choice - here’s how I got here and why I chose Hugo


Setting Up Gatsby

January 10, 2019 · 1 min read

I tried Gatsby and decided it wasn’t for me - but in case I want to revisit it - here’s what I did.


Hello World

December 24, 1968 · 1 min read

Anders: Oh my God! Look at that picture over there! There’s the Earth coming up. Wow, that’s pretty.

Borman: Hey, don’t take that, it’s not scheduled. (joking)

Anders: (laughs) You got a color film, Jim? Hand me that roll of color quick, would you…

Lovell: Oh man, that’s great!