Rowan Manning

Hi đź‘‹ I'm Rowan Manning, a Senior Engineer at the Financial Times. I used to maintain Pa11y and write about web development, nowadays I mostly alternate between playing D&D or Minecraft.

Weeknotes

  1. Week 190: Lads' Weekend

    Douglas Fir, a small black kitten, looking out of an open window

    A week of post-holiday quietness, photos of the cats, exploring outdoors, working with OpenTelemetry, a solo weekend, Yemeni food, and a couple of new books. Read Week 190: Lads' Weekend.

  2. Week 189: Dark Water

    Us sat in the sea drinking prosecco

    A week of relaxing by the pool, swim-up bars, super hot temperatures, injuries, swimming in the sea, lots of reading, and reuniting with the lads. Read Week 189: Dark Water.

  3. Week 188: Beaching Off

    Two small black cats cuddling up to me on the bed

    A week of holiday shopping, hanging out with friends, lots of pairing, dependency bumps, cuddly lads, cat-sitters, and a flight to sunny TĂĽrkiye. Read Week 188: Beaching Off.

Latest Posts

  1. Operational excellence: one year on

    A JSON-based error log containing app details (e.g. commit hash, name, Node.js version) and error information (e.g. message, code, stack trace, and related systems)

    A year ago we outlined some changes to the way we support FT.com. As well as giving an excellent overview of what our OpsCop team did, we set out some broad changes that we intended to make. Read about how FT.com support has changed over the year.

  2. Halving my GitHub Pages Build Time

    An explanation of how I halved my website's build/deploy process using a mix of actions optimisations and the new GitHub Pages Custom Actions beta. Read about the optimisations.