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 52: Whitechapel

    Me with a shit-eating grin, opening my front door for the first time

    A week of moving house, fast internet, assembling furniture, lots of new shopping options, fake prosecco, and some fun hardware tinkering. Read Week 52: Whitechapel.

  2. Week 51: Tetris

    A large pile of neatly packed boxes full of my possessions

    A week of fighting moths, being great at packing, sorting cables, lots of Minecraft, being super excited for good internet, and some reduced stress levels. Read Week 51: Tetris.

  3. Week 50: Exchange!

    A week of legally binding contracts, transferring large sums of money, giving away our stuff, lovely chats in The Sea Horse, and fighting with our growing moth population. Read Week 50: Exchange!.

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.