I am currently a UX developer at Reading Room, a web development agency based in London. Working a lot with React JS, Node JS, Sass and for big corporate and consumer websites.
I am living in Islington, London at the moment and doing a lot of improvised comedy all around the place and with the improv comedy group SuperCouth.
I do a lot of personal projects, all documented here on the site. My projects normally float around the areas of new tech startup ideas, apps, websites, art, music, improv videos, smart home technology and life hacking.
I’m also married to the wonderful blogger, artist and social media guru Viki Bell.
Mantras – A Collection of Learnings
I have a list of mantra and sayings that I’ve collected from various books, podcasts and talks. These are thing’s that either inspire me or are principles I want to try and live by. Many of them contradict each other as well, so they are more thought provoking, than a definitive list of things I […]
Meditation – Mindfulness practice for a happier life
I have been meditating on and off for the last few years. But in the last 70 days I have been doing 5-10 minutes every day to find out what the prolonged benefits of daily meditation are.
Story – Combining My Instagram Story for a Month
In April I decided to use Instagram stories to create a fun video of random moments each day. I took videos and photos with the Instagram app, saved them offline and then combined them into a SUPER STORY!! Watch if you dare.
Jenkins – Continuous Deployment and Integration
For a lot of my projects recently the deployment process has been a bitch. And especially when I come back to a project after a few months, I would have forgotten a lot of the nuances in the deployment process for that specific project. Firstly I need better documentation but also, I’m lazy, so lets automate this. Incomes Jenkins to the rescue.
Since March 2017 I have been taking and posting a photo every day. A bit of it is for documenting the places and things I’m seeing, improving my photography eye and also training the mind to see beauty in anything. Which helps towards developing a positive mindset. Also… I really enjoy writing ridiculous comments with […]
WordPress React Template – A Yeoman Template for Headless WordPress, Node and React
My current project looks at building a Yeoman template for setting up a React website powered by Wordpress
vikibell.com – Personal Blog Website for my Wife
vikibell.com is my wife’s personal blog site. It was last updated 18 months ago and I have just finished a design for the new version. The next step is to build the template for setting up headless Wordpress with a node server running react to serve the content.
Daily Doodle – Doing a Drawing Every Day
From March 2017 I have been doing a sketch every day. I’ts mixture of observational drawings and making up weird and wonderful stuff. Most of the drawings are done using the Noteshelf Application on my iPad Pro, and using the Apple Pencil for fine control.
flow-check – An NPM Package for Automatically Adding Flow Type Support to Files
cj – A Command Line Utility for Common Dev Tasks I Do
CJ is a command line utility I built to make it quicker for me to run common commands. You can download it as an NPM module: cj-cmd. The utlity acts as a wrapper around many existing libraries, so it is normally the only global plugin I would ever install on a development machine.