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New Twig-based theme, now with added Bootstrap 5.1

After an unsuccessful attempt to update the theme on my blog last night, I’ve had a second attempt. This one works better. As always, there are things still to be tweaked – but it’s a start. To catch you up on yesterday’s post, I’ve installed Timber, a handy plugin that allows you to build Twig-based themes in WordPress. I’ve… Read More

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A small blog refresh

I’ve been thinking whether to move to a different blogging platform, roll my own, use static files, or simply change the theme. This is far from the first time I’ve come to this point. Years ago I wrote my own CMS. Prior to that I used static HTML. I’ve also used lots of different platforms. In short, while the tech… Read More

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Looking back at 2020

2020 wasn’t great really, was it? This Instagram post from Rhys Wynne resonated with me. Specifically the opening: I was listening to a podcast and they said this year has been “Net Neutral” for them. I read this after I’d started putting together a list of highs and lows – it feels very apt. Covid was (and still… Read More

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