Model Railway Build

More scenery

In my latest few trips to the garage I’ve been working some more on various aspects of the scenery. The roads have now been painted in (though still waiting for appropriate white lines), Backwoods Station now has a curvy extension on the end (still needs covering), I’ve created a custom Read more…

By Matthew, ago
Christianity

Welcoming Jesus

Whether it’s Palm Sunday or not, we need to welcome Jesus into our lives. Mark 14 shows us 3 ways we can do this: through sacrificial worship, like the woman who poured perfume on Jesus’ head; through submissive worship, like the disciples who trusted Jesus’ words; and through sacramental worship, Read more…

By Matthew, ago
Internet

Logging with Laravel 5.6 and Loggly

When creating a website, it’s important to know what’s working and (even more importantly) what isn’t. That’s where logging comes in. Yes, logging, that oft-forgotten art. But, as Guillaume at Logmatic quite rightly points out, “PHP logs in particular are NOT JUST ABOUT ERRORS”. That’s his capitalisation there. He’s stressing the Read more…

By Matthew, ago
Internet

WordPress vs. CraftCMS

I’ve known and loved WordPress for years, and I’ve used it personally and professionally for a number of projects. But a friend recently introduced me to CraftCMS, and suggested it might be better. The only way to find out is to try them both out and compare! For the purpose Read more…

By Matthew, ago
Internet

Code quality matters

We’ve all been there. Time is short, so just bash out a bit of code, and as long as it works we can move on. Code is for computers anyway, right? Who cares what it looks like? Actually, how our code is formatted can totally save our bacon later, and Read more…

By Matthew, ago
Christianity

Jesus’ authority

This is a sermon preached at St Peter & St Paul Shepton Mallet on Mark 11:27 – 12:17. Jesus enters our lives, as he entered Jerusalem, with authority. Our response should be submission. We should find our identity in him, the anchor in the storm, defining ourselves first and foremost as Read more…

By Matthew, ago