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 180: Adult Refresher

    A week of illness, a pub trip, wine, London Eurovision Parties, Long John Silver, Morlocks, smashing my reading target, and a cat backpack. Read Week 180: Adult Refresher.

  2. Week 179: Isolation Valve

    A boiler from below with various labeled pipes connected, some of the labels have question marks to indicate that I'm not 100% certain what the pipe is for

    A week of new taps, messy pipework, cute weddings, kids, tight-lipped friends, Greek baptisms, cat scratches, destroyed pot plants, and more reading. Read Week 179: Isolation Valve.

  3. Week 178: Humble

    A small fluffy brown-and-black kitten sitting in a bowl that's slightly too small for him

    A week of relaxing, reading classic horror, birthday cocktails, the big light, shopping, wine flights, crumbles, and a couple of tiny purring lads. Read Week 178: Humble.

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.