Cleared for takeoff

3 May 2020

It's been a while since this website has been due for a reboot.

First, the content wasn't up-to-date. It's been more than 3 years since I left GoCardless.

Second, it didn't allow me to rapidly put my writings online. There's nothing like writing to clarify your thoughts and I'd like a space that's dedicated to writing and sharing them. I use Notion a lot but it's starting to get cluttered and it's too easy to leave stuff unfinished there. I need the pressure of a "launch".

Third, and perhaps more importantly, I just wanted an excuse to write some code. I don't get as many opportunities these days. I stayed away from my go-to stack on this one (Elixir & Phoenix) and decided to use Next.js instead. It's been fun.