My thoughts about the UK Supreme Court ruling on Indyref2
The historic judgement by the UK Supreme Court on Wednesday, November 23rd 2022 was as disappointing as it was unsurprising. The Court has ruled that the Scottish Parliament does not have the power to hold an Independence referendum. This post is about what I think about that.
Let's get it right this time
The First Minister of Scotland and her Government have fired the starting pistol for the next independence referendum. Scotland will be going to the polls in October 2023 to decide if it should become an independent country. You can find out more details about the Scottish Government's plans in the
Re-introducing prawn-graph - it's back! Simple graphing for PDF and Ruby
There might be a slight sense of déjà vu about this topic, since a few years ago on my old blog I wrote a similar thing. That time it was an attempt to motivate me to actually make an update to prawn-graph. This time, it actually is updated. Over 6
Your code of conduct is not enough if your guests are illegal
But what if the country the conference is in has it’s own strict laws about what is acceptable or not? What if the law of the land makes it clear that certain groups are not welcome and indeed such people are breaking the law by existing and deserve the most strict punishment?
Installing Ghost using Nginx / Phusion Passenger on Ubuntu
This guide assumes you're using Ubuntu LTS version 14.04 (Trusty Thar). At the time of writing (October, 29th 2014), the latest version of Ubuntu is 14.10, however there are no Nginx / Passenger packages available. Update: April 20th 2022 Obviously this guide is ridiculously out of date and should
Reflections on the past year of running a Tech Startup
I’ve learned the hard way a lesson that’s so blindingly obvious now: the reason Confman hasn’t shipped yet is because of me. It’s because I let myself get in my by making these pretty fatal mistakes, and I now understand (after screwing up so bad) exactly how to go about fixing things.