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12 January 2018

Writing

  1. The “stuff” we create

    I’ve rewritten the site moving from Movable Type and PHP to Django. It’s taken months of work over several years.

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  • philgyford’s avatar

    @mattedgar Thanks Matt, I’m glad you like it.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @tomstuart Awww, thanks Tom.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @knotnicky @infovore Thanks :)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @gilest *tut* Typical.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @gilest When will we have enough websites? Asking for a friend.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @gilest Whose stupid idea was it to have websites?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Over the course of a few years I rewrote my overly-complex website, moving from Movable Type + PHP to Django. I wrote about what, how, and why it is what it is. gyford.com/phil/writing/2…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Surely this is precisely what blog posts are good for, unlike tweets in which there's little space for nuance? Why do blog posts have to be 100% rant or rave? Explore your thoughts! Poke a complex argument! Show your confusion! twitter.com/holman/status/…

    holman’s avatar

    Was talking recently with a friend about how hard it is to write blog posts and give talks these days. The longer you’re in the tech industry the more your opinions end up being “well it depends” and “I’m not sure”. These don’t quite make for good blog posts, hah.

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  • tomstuart’s avatar

    I greatly admire what @philgyford has done here. He is, as ever, too modest about it. A proper vision of the possibilities of the web. twitter.com/philgyford/sta…

    philgyford’s avatar

    Over the course of a few years I rewrote my overly-complex website, moving from Movable Type + PHP to Django. I wrote about what, how, and why it is what it is. gyford.com/phil/writing/2…

  • tomcoates’s avatar

    @pixellent @infovore @philgyford Tommy Trollboy they call him at the Council of Toms. Tommy Trollboy.

    San Francisco, CA, United States

  • _joejeffries’s avatar

    My dad used to amuse himself in meetings by noting the mangled idioms of his management colleagues. Here’s some he found in his 1995 diary – verbatim and brilliant. #copywritersunite

  • jamesrbuk’s avatar

    Unpopular(?) opinion: John Humphrys is the worst thing about the BBC and the reason I’ve found Today unlistenable for several years now.