Almost three months since my last post. I think we’re at the point where it’s to be expected now.
There’s been so much that’s happened. I got a new laptop, the new laptop broke and got a new motherboard, the new laptop broke again so went back for a full refund.
We went on holiday, the youngest got chicken pox and we got stuck out there. It was a bit of a nightmare really. Holiday insurance is 100% necessary.
My eldest son has had a domain registered since he was born (it was important to take care of the important things). Never done anything with it, though. He’s expressed a little interest in tech but nothing massively.
He starts secondary school in September so his exposure to IT and technology is going to increase exponentially, he’s started to play around with scratch in the last few weeks and has been doing some more of the in depth bits and pieces in Minecraft. I guess it’s only a matter of time before he either catches the bug or doesn’t
I wanted to have a way of approving anything that he put up there, without having to teach him gitflow or confuse things with regards to branch strategy. I’ve set the backend up the same as mine, S3 hosted, cloudfront and SSL fronted, Hugo generated with a pipeline - along with a manual approval step.
I get an email (thanks SNS) which tells me he’s uploaded a change, I can pull the repo, take a look at it, make sure he’s not giving too much information away that he shouldn’t be, then approve and watch it build, or I can deny, make some edits and re-push.
It’ll do for now. We’ll see how things go, I might put something better in place with PRs and branching if he does show some aptitude in coding.
Along with other life lessons around budgeting, cooking, being a nice person and trying to put good things back into the world, I’ll add it to a list of things I can teach the kids to make them more valuable to the world and make them nice, rounded, well mannerered individuals.
I’m only really posting so that I’ve got a fairly recent edit and he doesn’t show me up…
I’ll post something around the ASUS ROG debacle and the holiday at some point probably. Maybe even this year. We’ll see.