One of the few highlights of my 2020 was walking. Since I've lived in Bristol, I've wanted to make more of an effort to explore the beautiful local countryside. This was always something that fell by the wayside in favour of easier, lazier activities. With the onset of the pandemic, though, options for things to do outside the house dwindled.Fortunately, during the first lockdown my girlfriend…

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On Friday I finished off the initial implementation of obtaining an OAuth token from GitHub. Their documentation makes it pretty straightforward, but for anyone unfamiliar with the OAuth2 flow, it goes a little something like this:The application generates an authentication URL for GitHub based on several parameters including the CLIENT_ID (obtained from the OAuth application on GitHub's side…

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It's been a long time since I've written anything on this blog, and I have a lot of ground to cover. Since I last updated, I've spent 18 months in America, worked on some amazing projects and learned an enormous amount. I'm hoping to talk a bit more about some of the technical concepts I've had the chance to explore in subsequent posts. However, for the moment, I just want to address my short…

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