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 110: Private View

    A week of in-person catchups, private views, being by myself, stupid amounts of Minecraft, car hire, visiting family, and a new distraction for Christmas. Read Week 110: Private View.

  2. Week 109: Nuvole Bianche

    A view of a round stage covered in candles, with a grand piano in the center. Framed by a large pipe organ and candles covering the stepped choir seating.

    A week of trial news, low motivation, great TV, sickness, fun Christmas parties, more sickness, and piano music in Central Hall. Read Week 109: Nuvole Bianche.

  3. Week 108: Self-Diagnosis

    Charlotte and I sheltering under a bridge. We're wet from the rain and we're pointing at a large model of the sun at the end of the solar system walk

    A week of thinking about my brain, new phones, comedy, excellent tech talks, visits from Canada, solar systems, city walls, and scones. Read Week 108: Self-Diagnosis.

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.