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 100: Skyblock

    A week of great films, sweet books, birthday drinks, lots of Minecraft, thousands of pull requests, messing up but enjoying it, and a smart meter installation. Read Week 100: Skyblock.

  2. Week 99: Haunted Doll

    Liz The Haunted Doll: The Movie

    A week of long walks in Wales, extending the trip, soaking in the hot tub, cursed dolls, weird sandwiches, and a long journey home. Read Week 99: Haunted Doll.

  3. Week 98: Dark Void

    A bright full moon shining over fields. Trees are silhouetted in rolling mist.

    A week of new prime ministers, new monarchs, new leaks, birthday drinks, AI-generated images, a holiday in Wales, and long walks. Read Week 98: Dark Void.

Latest Posts

  1. 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.

  2. 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.