Rowan Manning

Hi đź‘‹ I'm Rowan Manning, a Principal 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 82: Pasta Puttanesca

    My matching shorts and shoes

    A week of incidents, spreadsheets, pasta puttanesca, shy little cats, holiday preparations, channelling Glynn, creepy horoscopes, and a fun party. Read Week 82: Pasta Puttanesca.

  2. Week 81: Lederhosen Wario

    Me sat looking at the TV in black dungarees over a yellow T-shirt

    A week of 4 am calls, birthday vodka, a truly shocking Eurovision result, dungarees, smugness, and some error handling. Read Week 81: Lederhosen Wario.

  3. Week 80: Heartstopper

    My wordle guess distribution. one guess: 0 times, two guesses: 3 times, three guesses: 26 times, four guesses: 60 times, five guesses: 26 times, six guesses: 3 times

    A week of 100% test coverage, large-scale terraforming, perfect Wordle scores, birthday drinks, accidental wine, and a new favourite TV series. Read Week 80: Heartstopper.

Latest Posts

  1. Webmentions for your Static Site

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    A small dive into one of my new favourite web technologies: webmentions. This post talks through how I use them to make my static website feel more alive and social. Learn how to send and receive webmentions on your static website.

  2. Organising a virtual treasure hunt as a team social

    A slide from our presentation, it contains an image of a treasure chest and the words “We’re going to take you on a treasure hunt to commemorate a pretty tough 365 days”

    The real treasures were the friends we made along the way. Read about how we built a fun virtual treasure hunt.