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 56: Patches

    A wall covered in 20 different green and neutral paint patches

    A week of expanding paint samples, nerding out with temperature and humidity sensors, feeling rough, and a bunch of new board games. Read Week 56: Patches.

  2. Week 55: Germs

    A delicious-looking lasagna with a crispy top and lots of fried sage

    A week of many meals out, lots of cute new plant friends, paint samples, nasty germ spreaders, and a tasty lasagna. Read Week 55: Germs.

  3. Week 54: Drill Bits

    A view of my living room, with a corner sofa now positioned by the window

    A week of reorganising rooms, spending butt-loads of money on power tools, lovely dinners with Euan, getting my hands dirty with some pairing, and gentle roastings all around. Read Week 54: Drill Bits.

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.