Alacritty and Byobu

April 2, 2020
I noticed the default Ubuntu terminal, my daily driver, has been feeling a little slow recently. Having heard about Alacritty, a fast new terminal written in Rust, I figured I might make the jump over and see what it was all about. The kicker, Alacritty doesn’t have tabs - this post dives into how I made the switch to a tabless world less painful.
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Battlefront 2 PC Performance Woes

March 7, 2020
I recently bought Battlefront II on the Origin sale. It’s a cracking game, who wouldn’t want pew pew it down as Clone Trooper or slaughter without mercy as Kylo Ren? Unfortunately, despite having a fairly neat gaming PC it ran like and asthmatic dwarf - that is to say, not very fast.
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Fighting a Instability Issue with a Windows Gaming PC

February 23, 2020
Recently, using the bones of a friends gaming PC (namely the case, motherboard, PSU, and a couple of HDDs) I built a new gaming PC. Unfortunately, after putting it all together I’ve suffered from a number of strange instability issues that have been difficult to track down. This is a glimpse into the rabbit hole I’ve been down this past week or so.
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Eureka's Top 9 Baddies Ranked: Number 3 Will Surprise You!

February 4, 2020
Eureka is a series of movies created by Pymm Productions - if you haven’t heard of them it’s probably because you don’t live in Englefield Green, it’s fair to say they’re a little bit niche. In Eureka: Journey to the Underworld and the Christmas special Eureka and the Five Gold Rings, Eureka and Brad face a number of monsters and gods, some of whom are easier to defeat than others. Join me as I rank each in reverse order of how formidable they are.
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These Cowboys Can't Win: Beaten by the Eagles

December 23, 2019
This was perhaps the most embarrassing game the Cowboys have played all season. More embarrassing than our 0-4 loss to the Jets and significantly more embarrassing than the game versus a weak and vulnerable Patriots. The Eagles came into this game, deservedly so, as massive underdogs. The Cowboys just had to play 60 minutes of good football to walk away as NFC East champions.
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Replacing Code with Visual Studio Code

December 22, 2019
Today I started the process of moving from Stylus to Sass. As a part of that process I also switched to using CSS variables over Stylus or Sass variables. In order to make that transition easy I used find and replace to replace each $variable with --variable - as a manual process this wasn’t too bad. I only had about 20 variables to replace. Changing all of their appearances however to start with var(--variable) would’ve been painful.
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Election Night 2019

December 12, 2019
Well it’s election night 2019 and it looks pretty bleak. A majority of 86 - with the largest share of the vote for the Conservatives in a long time, similarly historical and equally bleak is the Labour seat count - the lowest allegedly since 1935.
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Replacing Vue With Vanilla JavaScript

November 2, 2019
After a few recent tweaks to my blog I realised that a large portion of its JavaScript bundle size was taken up with Vue.js. I’m a huge fan of Vue - I think it’s a great framework for developing applications but given I was using it just for a search box and a pop up it was hard to justify keeping it.
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Jonathan's Movies Discover Bug

October 6, 2019
Spotting bugs is easy but fixing them can often be a challenge. Here’s the story of how I lost three hours of sleep last night to an unlikely bug.
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