Murray Adcock (site owner) wearing shades and raising a single eyebrow.

oh hi!

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Ad hoc thoughts from an ad hoc mind!

What I'm Up To

Pass API Data to the Stylesheet with CSS Variables

I keep running into the same problem: how to set a style attribute in the CMS and have that be dynamically rendered on the front-end, without relying on inline styles. Turns out it's a great use case for CSS variables!

Living That Journal Life

I've wanted to diversify the content on here for a while and give myself the green light to write more personal stuff. To that end, I've created a new journal section. I hope people enjoy it, but that really isn't the point πŸ˜‰

Orchids After Dark @ Kew Gardens

We've been members at Kew pretty much since we moved to London, primarily (I have to admit) because it's the best place within an hour of where we live to play PokΓ©mon Go during big […]

Goldfish @ Printworks

It's my third time seeing Goldfish and the first time with Alison and pretty much all the usual suspects. In other words: it was amazing! Goldfish pulled out a blinder of a set, with several of […]

Exploring Bermondsey Street

Who'd have thought it: both Adrian and me set New Year's resolutions to use calendars more, so our first get together actually happened on the date we had planned - despite the tube trying hard to […]

High Timber

For my 29th birthday, my parents bought us a meal at a South African restaurant on the North Bank called High Timber. For several months we had tried, and failed, to secure a booking only to […]

Holiday Fest & Sea Containers

When we got back from Christmas we had the normal stack of letters sitting on the doormat. Most were either later Christmas cards (yay!) or pointless real world spam (boo!), but one piece of […]

2019 In Numbers

An amalgamation of all the data you get fed at the end of a year. From Spotify Wrapped, to Google tracking, to my own beer journal, a look back over 2019 from a (mildly) data-centred viewpoint.

2019: The Year of Craft JAM

A look back and a look forward... it must be the start of a new year. 2019 held a lot of change and personal improvement, but I can't help but feel that 2020 is going to be a big one. So what exactly do I have planned and what am I hoping for the next 12 months?

Installing Craft on Arcustech

A step-by-step guide to installing Craft CMS 3+ on the Arcustech hosting services, because sometimes all the command line steps can seem a little daunting if you aren't used to it!

Folk, Friends, Family, Fuzzies & Foliage

A full write up of our trip to Devon and the Chilterns a few weeks ago, from folk festivals to Whipsnade Zoo to tree cathedrals. We had a great, highly varied time, exploring some places we know very well from a new angle and some entirely new parts of the country.

A Folk Load of Music

Having just got back from Sidmouth Folk Festival, I wanted to jot down some of my thoughts about the eleven artists we managed to see whilst the music was still firmly playing in my ears. From the traditional to the modern "nu-folk", we certainly had a great spread of styles, instruments and traditions. Some might even say it was folk'ing awesome!