All entries to the Journal.

  1. 2024 Week Notes - Week 8

    Notes for the 8th week of 2024.

  2. Changelog: a better introduction

    In this post, I'm going to attempt to take note of my thought process when writing an introduction for my website.

  3. 2024 Week Notes - Week 7

    Notes for the 7th week of 2024.

  4. 2024 Week Notes - Week 6

    Notes for the 6th week of 2024.

  5. 2024 Week Notes - Week 5

    Notes for the 5th week of 2024.

  6. 2024 Week Notes - Week 4

    Notes for the 4th week of 2024.

  7. 2024 Week Notes - Week 3

    Notes for the third week of 2024.

  8. Room for improvement

    A to-do list of all the things that I would like to change or investigate for declanbyrd.co.uk throughout 2024.

  9. 2024 Week Notes - Week 2

    Notes for the second week of 2024.

  10. 2023 in review

    Reviewing what I got up to in 2023.

  11. 2024 Week Notes - Week 1

    Notes for the first week of 2024.

  12. 2023 Week Notes - Week 52

    Notes for the last week of 2023.

  13. 2023 Week Notes - Week 51

    Notes for the 51st week of 2023.

  14. 2023 Week Notes - Week 50

    Notes for the 50th week of 2023.

  15. 2023 Week Notes - Week 49

    Notes for the 49th week of 2023.

  16. 100 consecutive weeks of notes

    Why I write week notes, what I've learned from writing 100 consecutive weeks of notes, and what I'd do differently.

  17. 2023 Week Notes - Week 48

    Notes for the 48th week of 2023.

  18. 2023 Week Notes - Week 47

    Notes for the 47th week of 2023.

  19. 2023 Week Notes - Week 46

    Notes for the 46th week of 2023.

  20. 2023 Week Notes - Week 45

    Notes for the 45th week of 2023.

  21. 2023 Week Notes - Week 44

    An attempt at commuting, and a work social event.

  22. 2023 Week Notes - Week 43

    Last level of video games, NBA spoilers, and two football games.

  23. 2023 Week Notes - Week 42

    First basketball game of the new season.

  24. 2023 Week Notes - Week 41

    A week in Antwerp.

  25. 2023 Week Notes - Week 40

    Football in Marseille, and dreaming in colour.

  26. 2023 Week Notes - Week 39

    Notes for the 39th week of 2023.

  27. 2023 Week Notes - Week 38

    Europa League football.

  28. 2023 Week Notes - Week 37

    Publishing notes via API, and rewriting my content management website.

  29. 2023 Week Notes - Week 36

    Warm weather, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

  30. 2023 Week Notes - Week 35

    Murdle, and PageCrypt.

  31. 2023 Week Notes - Week 34

    Working in Tallinn and delayed flights.

  32. 2023 Week Notes - Week 33

    Micropub, and a first away game of the Premier League season.

  33. 2023 Week Notes - Week 32

    Return of Premier League football, Barbie, and LEGO video games.

  34. 2023 Week Notes - Week 31

    Covid, sick days, and Star Wars Battlefront 2.

  35. 2023 Week Notes - Week 30

    Royal Blood on Brighton beach, and rainy dog walks.

  36. 2023 Week Notes - Week 29

    Tired.

  37. 2023 Week Notes - Week 28

    Back playing basketball, and short domain names.

  38. Auto-fill frontmatter with data from an API

    Writing Node.js scripts to auto-fill frontmatter with the details about a book from an API.

  39. 2023 Week Notes - Week 27

    API requests at build time and Fantasy Premier League

  40. 2023 Week Notes - Week 26

    Less procrastinating, and decreasing the difficulty for boss fights.

  41. 2023 Week Notes - Week 25

    New font, styled RSS feeds, and container queries.

  42. 2023 Week Notes - Week 24

    Online-only single-player games, and trying to recall what I did this week.

  43. 2023 Week Notes - Week 23

    Back to work, a complete Mastodon archive, and a tower fan.

  44. 2023 Week Notes - Week 22

    Holiday in San Sebastián, a now page, and scraping.

  45. 2023 Week Notes - Week 21

    Airtable barcode scanning, and Europa League football.

  46. 2023 Week Notes - Week 20

    Bone conducting headphones and tonsilitis.

  47. 2023 Week Notes - Week 19

    Running, Tears of the Kingdom, and an end to the basketball season.

  48. 2023 Week Notes - Week 18

    Frumpets, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and a Basketball Sussex play-off game.

  49. 2023 Week Notes - Week 17

    Trip to Tallinn, and playing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

  50. 2023 Week Notes - Week 16

    FA Cup semi finals, and custom emojis.

  51. 2023 Week Notes - Week 15

    Design tokens, tap takeover, NBA Playoffs.

  52. 2023 Week Notes - Week 14

    Mastodon bots, raindrop bookmarks, deleting code.

  53. 2023 Week Notes - Week 13

    Undocumented RSS feeds, and unlocking multiplayer racing games on the PlayStation.

  54. 2023 Week Notes - Week 12

    Time off, bullet journals, and skipping games in a series.

  55. 2023 Week Notes - Week 11

    Fatboy Slim and FA Cup football.

  56. 2023 Week Notes - Week 10

    Two football games and comics from the library.

  57. 2023 Week Notes - Week 9

    tldr: I played on the PlayStation and went to the football.

  58. 2023 Week Notes - Week 8

    eleventy-plugin-mastoarchive, offices in London, and Isle of Arrows.

  59. 2023 Week Notes - Week 7

    Bruno's birthday, Ant-man, VS Code snippets.

  60. Using variables in VS Code snippets

    Writing custom VS Code snippets to auto-fill front matter in markdown files.

  61. 2023 Week Notes - Week 6

    Upgrading to Eleventy 2.0, frozen kneecaps, and going to the cinema to avoid the football scores.

  62. 2023 Week Notes - Week 5

    Switching off automated tweets, Brighton v Bournemouth, and Internet for the People.

  63. 2023 Week Notes - Week 4

    Comics, FA Cup football, and another basketball game.

  64. 2023 Week Notes - Week 3

    A basketball game in Bognor and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  65. 2023 Week Notes - Week 2

    Back playing basketball and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  66. 2023 Week Notes - Week 1

    Back to work and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  67. What did Declan do in 2022?

    One of those year in review posts that summarises what I did in 2022.

  68. Week Notes - Week 52

    Seeing in the new year and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  69. Week Notes - Week 51

    Making sausage rolls, Christmas, and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  70. Week Notes - Week 50

    Wrapping up work for the year and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  71. Week Notes - Week 49

    Making my desk a nicer place to work at and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  72. Week Notes - Week 48

    Looking at feed readers, working on this site and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  73. Week Notes - Week 47

    Another basketball game and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  74. Week Notes - Week 46

    A trip to London, my first basketball game of the season and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  75. Week Notes - Week 45

    Getting nostalgic about basketball video games and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  76. Week Notes - Week 44

    A trip to Wolverhampton and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  77. Week Notes - Week 43

    Celebrating four goals at the football and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  78. Week Notes - Week 42

    Playing Spider-man on the PlayStation and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  79. Week Notes - Week 41

    I wrote something and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  80. Building a Mastodon post archive

    How I PESOS my Mastodon posts to my site to create an archive of my own social media feed.

  81. Week Notes - Week 40

    Another mastodon migration and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  82. Week Notes - Week 39

    Starting a new job and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  83. Week Notes - Week 38

    A trip to Amsterdam and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  84. Week Notes - Week 37

    My last day at Honeywell and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  85. Week Notes - Week 36

    Experimenting with Pipedream, moving my Mastodon account and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  86. Week Notes - Week 35

    Watching a seven goal football game and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  87. Week Notes - Week 34

    Two Brighton games and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  88. Week Notes - Week 33

    Watching Brighton play away at West Ham and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  89. Week Notes - Week 32

    First trip to The AMEX this season and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  90. Week Notes - Week 31

    Performance fixes for this site and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  91. Week Notes - Week 30

    Pre-season football at The Amex, a trip to the office and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  92. Week Notes - Week 29

    Fatboy Slim on Brighton beach, PESOS and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  93. Week Notes - Week 28

    A new laptop, first basketball session of pre-season and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  94. Week Notes - Week 27

    A holiday in Bude and what else I've been up to over the last seven days.

  95. Week Notes - Week 26

    Reaching the half way point in 2022, here is what I've been up to over the last seven days.

  96. Week Notes - Week 25

    Notes for the 25th week of 2022.

  97. Week Notes - Week 24

    Limiting my consumption of social media and a sales conference.

  98. Week Notes - Week 23

    A new format to my week notes and an improved breakdown of what I've been up to over the last seven days.

  99. What I think about when I think about writing a blog post

    A non-definitive collection of things that cross my mind when I think about writing a new entry (blog post) for the journal section of my website.

  100. Week 22

    A week off work and Dave Made a Maze.

  101. Week 21

    Everything Everywhere All at Once and thoughts on Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+.

  102. Week 20

    Basketball Sussex men's cup final and a side project.

  103. Week 19

    Algae as a power source and ideas about IndieWeb publishing.

  104. Week 18

    Two cinema trips, BHAFC run riot and Microformats2.

  105. Week 17

    Toots, an unexpected migration and the final basketball league game of the season.

  106. Week 16

    End sewage pollution protest, my development day and Worthing D&D win the league title.

  107. Week 15

    Mastodon and virtual power plants.

  108. Week 14

    Basketball Sussex Men's cup semi-final, Lego Star Wars and content syndication.

  109. Week 13

    Covid, indieweb and a brag folder.

  110. Week 12

    A quarter-final game in the Basketball Sussex cup and Royal Blood.

  111. Week 11

    Development day, version 2 of this site and assessing interviews.

  112. Week 10

    Two basketball games, how I built the now playing section on the home page and another home defeat for Brighton.

  113. Get your last played Spotify track using Netlify Graph

    How I used Netlify Graph to generate a serverless function that would fetch my last played track from Spotify while handling authentication.

  114. Week 9

    Faster builds, I built a thing and an away win for Worthing D&D.

  115. Week 8

    Sunset photos, tracking my reading and even more sunset photos.

  116. Week 7

    A work in progress, Bruno's birthday and a football game I'd rather forget about.

  117. Week 6

    Started a book, RAW photos and gaming.

  118. Week 5

    Fast websites, React native and FA cup football.

  119. Week 4

    Eleventy 1.0, Humankind and a basketball game.

  120. Week 3

    Cloud gaming, an away day and a trip to the office.

  121. Week 2

    The Eternals, Lancing Ring and a finished book.

  122. Week 1

    I started writing week notes, finished a book and returned to work after the Christmas break.

  123. Checking conditions using Array.some()

    Today I leant how to use the some() method on an array to check if user input contained a list of keywords.

  124. Syndicating blog posts from an 11ty site to Dev.to using RSS

    How I syndicate the blog posts from my website to Dev.to by providing an RSS feed for my journal page.

  125. Responsive sizing with CSS

    How to use css functions such as min() to create a fallback for clamp()

  126. My experience with Google foo.bar

    How I came across the invite only coding challenge created by Google to hire developers.