The Smokie and The Souter

Incredible words from my pal Davey about his pal Scott.
It’s odd reading this and thinking “I remember him mention that” or “I remember seeing that photo on Facebook”.

Thank you for sharing, Davey.

The first time I met Scott, was the same as the last time. In fact, the same as every time. He walked in sheepishly to the reception of the Union in Dundee, looking for someone to speak to. Or rather waiting for someone to speak to him. And there it was. The single raised hand greeting, with the other firmly planted in his pocket. A nervous smile, and the overly humble introduction. This is how Scott introduced himself to me 10 years ago. It’s how he greeted me when he walked into the Queens Arms on my stag night, the last time we saw each other. This quickly morphed into a classic Scrab hug, coupled with the affirmative ‘hiyaahhh’ wee laugh that always accompanied it. A lot changed in the decade that followed. But Scott didn’t.

The first night we met, I had booked the band for a T Break…

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a8c, WooCommerce, work

It starts with a commit

tl;dr I have now contributed ~once~ twice to improving the WooCommerce plugin. Much like how I got started in contributing to the Remote in Tech list with a few "simple" commits, I now have started with two small tweaks of the WooCommerce plugin. I realised we didn't link to our core Importer documentation in the readme,… Continue reading It starts with a commit


Popular company profiles and the GitHub traffic charts

Sometimes this little “remote jobs” thing surprises me

Remote In Tech

I’m always interested to see if and how the remote-jobs repository is popular. I’ve looked on GitHub at the Insights > Traffic tab quite a few times, and tweeted previously about it.

I wanted to know exactly what “views” and “unique visitors” meant when there is only a 14 day window shown.

github_traffic_visitors Visitors chart for up to 6th December

2.5K views, wut?!

“Is that in the 2 week period, surely not… * counts individual days * …oh ” and “I wonder if those uniques are a tally?”

So I asked GitHub support, and sure enough, those numbers are _only_ for the period shown. Yes, if someone comes back like every 3 weeks, they are shown as a unique for each count, but still, this is humbling to me.

github_traffic_refer.png Referring sites up to 6th Dec

Those top four are consistent. The reddit ones are a bunch of threads which change…

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