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Hi, I'm Jamie Tanna (he/him/his), and I'm currently a Tech Lead (Software Development Engineer 3) at Capital One UK where I'm working on Customer Acquisitions.

I currently live in Nottingham with my partner Anna Dodson and our beautiful terror of a cat Morph.

I use my site as a method of blogging about my learnings, as well as sharing information about projects I have previously, or are currently, working on in my spare time.

I'm a GNU/Linux user, a big advocate for the Free Software Movement, and the IndieWeb movement and I try to self host my own services where possible, instead of relying on other providers.

Drop me an email at hi@jamietanna.co.uk, or using any of the other social links below.

My birthday is on the .


Reminder that it's the last #Hacktoberfest themed #HomebrewWebsiteClub Nottingham tomorrow! I hope to see you there at 1730 for some Open Source or website stuff! https://events.indieweb.org/2020/10/homebrew-website-club-nottingham-hacktoberfest-edition--2BrVspWn4jPt


Don't ever break a URL if you can help it

This is something I strive quite hard to ensure, using tools like html-proofer and comparing against old sitemaps when I change things considerably with my site. It's also something that is quite infuriating when following links to a site that has now rewritten their URLs, so I've learned from that too!

Recommended read: Don't ever break a URL if you can help it https://www.hanselman.com/blog/dont-ever-break-a-url-if-you-can-help-it


Does anyone know why traffic for X509 fingerprints may have increased? Seeing a significant rise in hits on my site, but that could just be I'm ranked higher now 🤷🏽‍♂️


Welp, Anna Dodson and I managed to have a second Sunday lunch, with leftovers! Hopefully going to make it through the afternoon without a nap 😴

A dish with a beef dripping Yorkshire pudding, chips, a bacon and maple syrup sausage, red cabbage and peas, all covered in gravy


Not much #Hacktoberfest at tonight's #HomebrewWebsiteClub but I did manage to almost get my auto-configuring #Micropub editor set up so it'll provide me a way to create content for any posts that are supported on my site! This uses q=post-types and works really nicely, from some limited local testing

Screenshot of Jamie's editor, showing a list of post types that are configured on his staging Micropub server Screenshot of Jamie's editor, showing a bookmark editor, which has all the properties listed that are possible for his Micropub server's implementation of bookmarks



Why everything should have a URL

Thanks to Joe Nash for sharing this yesterday, I 100% agree with this - not just on the blogumentation angle, but because making these things visible is really important. And especially now, where every company is a remote company, it makes sense to start building these into your ways of working.

Recommended read: Why everything should have a URL https://ben.balter.com/2015/11/12/why-urls/


First day in the new team! Very exciting, and kicking it off with PI planning. Sad to be leaving Asgard, but looking forward to working with the Purple Pandas and getting stuck in as a new team 🙌