Hi, I'm Jamie Tanna (he/him/his) Jamie Tanna's profile image, and I'm currently a Software Quality Engineer 2 with a passion for backend engineering, especially with regard to APIs and automation.

I've been building up my experience working in a DevOps environment while working at Capital One UK as a Software Development Engineer and am now diving into the details of how we prove out the quality in our software as a Software Quality Engineer.

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 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.

Want to know why my site is www.jvt.me? Check out my post Why www.jvt.me?.

Below you can find my feed (h-feed), which includes all my content types on this site. If there's something in particular that you'd like to find, you may be looking for my blog posts, otherwise you can search for it.

Visualising My Posting Habits

Adding the capability to my site to enable visualisation of how often I post content.

  Get your work recognized: write a brag document - Julia Evans

This is a great idea, which I believe I've seen Julia mention in the past, and I definitely agree that this can help with making sure you remember what you've done! In a previous job we had 'monthly status reports' which were an overhead at the time, but when leaving the job (as my placement year was up) I was able to look back at all the stuff that I'd achieved.

I like to get microfeedback from colleagues, so throughout the year I'm getting bits of feedback on things I've worked on, so for 6-month checkins I've got lots of evidence.

by Jamie Tanna's profile image Jamie Tanna . Tagged with: career (2) .

  How am I? - Carol Gilabert

This is a very interesting post by Carol. I very much empathise with this - my mind is almost always in the 'on' position (as anyone who knows me and the frequency of my blogging).

Be it at work, at home, trying to get to sleep, or having a massage, I'll be thinking. Likely it'll be projects-related (be they work or personal) and it means I'm not able to enjoy the other things.

In a couple of weeks Anna and I are off on holiday, so I really hope I'll be able to switch off a little, as we've decided we're not taking laptops...

I obviously have some work to do to make this possible to start switching off and not always thinking about what's next.

by Jamie Tanna's profile image Jamie Tanna . Tagged with: introspective (3) .

I've just removed categories as a thing from my website. I'm still using tags on all the content, but categories no longer exist. This is for a few reasons:

- categories are not Microformats2 markup-able (as we can't distinguish between tags and categories, it's just `p-category` which we use for tags)
- categories in the site are not currently hierarchical - although they may be defined as such, they're not presented like it
- categories are not any more meaningful than tags, as they're almost always the same, or a reduced set, compared to the tags

So we may as well just remove support for them, as they serve exactly zero purpose.

by Jamie Tanna's profile image Jamie Tanna . Tagged with: www.jvt.me (24) .

  Discovering the IndieWeb - Craig Burgess

When I was promoting the last Homebrew Website Club on Twitter (https://twitter.com/JamieTanna/status/1138339357121744897), a friend of Craig's tweeted to mention to him about it. We then spent a couple of days talking about it - and boom, Craig is now running his own Homebrew Website Club on 18th July (https://getdoingthings.com/homebrew-website-club-barnsley-1/).

Last night Craig posted this great post about joining the community and with some great explanations for newbies. Welcome, Craig!

by Jamie Tanna's profile image Jamie Tanna . Tagged with: indieweb (23) .