Upgrade to Gatsby and AWS

It’s been over a year since I last blogged, there are a number of reasons: Broken realease pipeline (well not quite but it was messy) I wanted to move everything to docker I hated the way the blog looked A few weeks ago I started to the move to GatsbyJS after a few false starts I finally got there. Once I had everything migrated including updating all the frontmatter (this took ages), I was ready to deploy it....

June 7, 2020 · 2 min · Mike Bell

Windows 10 isn't that bad to develop with

After upgrading to Windows 10 finally I figured I’d check out what it’s like developing on Windows 10 and to be honest it isn’t that bad. Windows Subsystem Linux I installed the Ubuntu image and switch shell to ZSH. After importing all my dotfiles and setup from my Linux machine this works really well. A quick symlink form ~/Projects to /mnt/c/Users/digital/Projects makes it really easy to open it up and then start working on a project....

February 13, 2019 · 2 min · Mike Bell

Deploying Jekyll with Concourse CI

Sometimes the best way of learning something is to just dive in and start using it. I find it really useful to pick an existing working implementation of something and the build it using something else. In this case it’s my blog build and deployment. This was working perfectly fine using docker and jenkins but I got tired of just how heavy Jenkins was. If you just want to now what the pipeline file looks like then check here....

January 11, 2019 · 3 min · Mike Bell

Goodby 2018, Hello 2019

Hello! It’s taken me a while to get round to writing something down, partly because I don’t know what to write and partly becuase I wanted to switch CI tools since I removed Jenkins from my production environment. This post is kind of a run down on 2018 and stuff I’ll be doing this year. I’ll split it into sections so it’s easier to skip around if you don’t want to read boring things....

January 9, 2019 · 4 min · Mike Bell

My Mind and Me

Below is an update I posted to Convivio and my familly whatsapp group. Parts are redacted. I haven’t really checked in with you all in a while so figured I would give an update on how I am. On the whole I’m feeling much better, the medication seems to be working really well. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’ll be taking it for a long time which is fine as long as it keeps working....

July 13, 2018 · 2 min · Mike Bell