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 64: Adjourned

    A heron standing at the edge of a canal at night

    A week of infuriating cancellations, great vegetarian food, painting walls, winter coats, nighttime walks, and a new direction at work. Read Week 64: Adjourned.

  2. Week 63: Wordle

    A grid of coloured squares indicating a Wordle score. Guess 1: unused, wrong place, correct, unused, unused. Guess 2: unused, correct, correct, wrong place, unused. Guess 3: unused, correct, correct, unused, correct. Guess 4: unused, correct, correct, correct, correct. Guess 5: won!

    A week of Wordle, ideal starting words, kitchen upgrades, bedroom upgrades, worrying about the trial, a slightly different role, and a lot of Minecraft. Read Week 63: Wordle.

  3. Week 62: Zzzzz

    A week of post-Christmas isolation, ringing in the new year, feeling very antiwork, painting prep, and being incredibly tired. Read Week 62: Zzzzz.

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.