Jamie Lawrence


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I'm on a one month sabbatical from work so I'm reflecting a bit on what hobbies are, what they mean to me, and how they fit into my life.


Cloudflare Tunnels for Local Development

Sometimes you need to open up your local dev machine to the internet to show some WIP or receive a webhook. Here's a way to do that using Cloudflare Tunnels that works with subdomains, allows you to test Cloudflare headers, and doesn't cost anything…

business tech

The Manager's Stack

As my job has changed from developer to manager, so Sublime Text and iTerm have become less important to me. I’ve substituted my old toolset for a new bunch of tools that help me to manage the dev team at [Podia](https://www.podia.com).

personal business

Hard problems are valuable problems

I'm sitting in the faraday cage of the climbing centre, with no Internet access to distract me, so I'm watching the kids attempt the different walls. Some are starting on a slightly angled wall, then progressing to a vertical wall with lots of hand holds. Others are learning to tie ropes, belay and navigate overhangs etc. It got me thinking a lot about the problems we solve.


Communication > Coding

Obviously, we need to actually write some code to build the features, and fix the bugs, and refactor away the technical debt. However, often there's a choice and it's in those moments that we should always prioritise communication


The hidden effort in software

The visible progress in rowing is the sliding back-and-forth but the "hidden" effort from your legs is what actually makes you go faster. We should focus on the hidden effort in software too.