Adam Dawkins

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I am a web developer. I co-founded and work at Dragon Drop. Based in High Wycombe, United Kingdom.

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10th April 2020

3rd December 2019

11th November 2019

12th October 2019

11th October 2019

7th October 2019

An Introduction to Hyperapp - Part 1

Building interactive UIs on the modern web can be a daunting task. If you're a junior developer, making the jump from jQuery to a ‘full’ Javascript UI is massive. For seasoned developers, keeping your application architecture error free and simple is hard-work, and there are as many different best practices for React, Angular and Vue as I've had hot dinners.

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6th October 2019

5th October 2019

“The only thing you can give back to God, and in fact the only thing God wants from you, is who you really are” - Richard Rohr

PSA: Penal Substitutionary Atonement is still garbage. Unbiblical, unjust, violent and warped.

God is better than vengeance.

2nd October 2019

30th September 2019

26th September 2019

25th September 2019

Oh good, we're back to imperialism over Iran in the House of Commons. Every single thing Iran is accused of, the US, UK or Saudi Arabia has done the same thing. It's so dishonest.

18th September 2019

16th September 2019

6th September 2019

Eton training 11-year-olds to be Prime Minister has had the unintended consequence of giving us Prime Minister's that act like 11-year-olds.

30th August 2019

30th July 2019

‪Routinely get accused of ‘making God in my image’ when I discover a god more universal and inclusive love than I thought possible. Like I could out-imagine or out-love God. 🤷‍♂️‬

23rd July 2019

‪On the one hand, I promised some people I’d stop swearing on Twitter. On the other, Boris Johnson is about to become Prime Minister.‬

‪Check mate.‬

21st July 2019

19th July 2019

It's called 'late stage capitalism' because it's either nearly the end of capitalism or nearly the end of civilization send tweet

2nd July 2019

In reply to: @liturgicalqueer's tweet

@liturgicalqueer ‪I wonder if there’s an argument for being kind to “weaker brethren” here. I always want Mass to be open and available to all, even those who’ve adopted a harmful stance by default. I wouldn’t take part in patriotic mass and others may not in this. let us all come to the table.‬

19th June 2019

In May 17 I wrote "Conservative government will see 9906 rough sleepers on any given night in England... by 2022". We're up to 8855 in London.

In May 2017 I projected another "Conservative government will see 9,906 rough sleepers on any given night in England’s streets by 2022". We're already up to 8,855 in London alone. They're going to smash my projection. Good job.

In May 2017 I projected another "Conservative government will see 9,906 rough sleepers on any given night in England’s streets by 2022". We're already up to 8,855 in London alone. They're going to smash my projection. Good job.

18th June 2019

12th June 2019

7th June 2019

5th June 2019

Just put my first article on @practicaldev. It's a bit niche, but there's a nice way to use anchors to interact with URLs the same way as window.location, and an annoying IE bug solved!

4th June 2019

3rd June 2019

This #PrideMonth, I’m proud of all of my queer, gay and trans friends, who have had to face tremendous difficulty just to be who they are. I’m especially proud of those of you with a church background, I’m so sorry how you were treated.

We can and must do better.

1st June 2019

‪Man hopping along the road - one foot bare, woman behind him:‬

‪“Oh Harry, I can’t believe you’ve broken it.”‬

‪Me, a Good Samaritan: “Do you need help mate?”‬

‪Her: “he’s fine he’s broken his flip flop”‬

The word “pride” has two opposites: humility and shame.

Pride month is about celebrating the latter definition, it’s important the church stops responding with the former.

19th May 2019

Churches celebrate the centre of a bell curve distribution on mental health, bodily health, sexuality and life experience as if that’s what the gospel brings.


9th May 2019

7th May 2019

What in holy hell is David on about?!

"I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread."

6th May 2019

PLEASE STOP WRITING DEV ARTICLES WITHOUT CLEAR DATES ON THEM. I don't want to find myself half way down a 2014 deep-dive into something now irrelevant by mistake.

5th May 2019

24th April 2019

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11th April 2019

4th April 2019

You know those TV shows that aren’t that good but that you’ve watched so much of you just have to carry on watching to see the end.

Parliament is basically Lost seasons 4-6

3rd April 2019

1st April 2019

This is all your fault @varjmes. Instead of building git in Ruby along with the book, I like the idea of learning something new alongside. So Haskell it is... 🙈

30th March 2019

27th March 2019

26th March 2019

25th March 2019

So gutting to have to cancel my @dwellbible subscription. A wonderful idea and a nice UI, but the least responsive app I’ve ever had on my phone. Hope to return one day!

8th March 2019

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13th February 2019

So... Bees understand the concept of zero. What?!

10th February 2019

In reply to: @springerbryon's tweet

@SpringerBryon oh yea I got it, I’m with you! I hoped during my reply I’d come up with something funnier, but alas no. It’s like they’re talking down to @TheRaDR on two axes: mansplaining to the more qualified woman and [this]splaining to the Jewish person. Maybe we can go with “Churchsplaining” - at least makes Jesus once removed from these pricks... 🙄

In reply to: @theradr's tweet

@TheRaDR I think much of the Protestant root of this portrayal of Judaism comes from the Reformation. I was brought up quite literally casting “The Jews” of the NT into the role of Luther’s Catholic Church.

In reply to: @theradr's tweet

@TheRaDR I’ve started to notice a similar thing on fast days as I’ve followed the Orthodox Church calendar. I never like doing them, but there’s something powerful behind the discipline and repeated practice I think.

9th February 2019

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31st January 2019

This might just be my favourite commons speech of all time. Thank you @jessphillips

28th January 2019

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25th January 2019

24th January 2019

The Slack Logo Creative Meeting:
"We want something cleaner."
"Baths are clean... *writes down rubber ducks*"
"And clearer"
"You know who were really clear about their intentions... the Nazi's" *adds a swastika*

23rd January 2019

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

I just had articles and notes pages give up on me for separate reasons.

All squashed now. (v0.7.8, v0.7.9)

I still think the most ridiculous thing about the new Slack logo is how bland and unrecognisable it is. My thumb hovers for ages while I try to find it on my phone.

22nd January 2019

21st January 2019

17th January 2019

The strange thing about Brexit is that it is happening, and yet has the slow drag of something that isn't. Like a glacier that is slowly melting, but will immediately become a torrent of icy water on March 29th.

16th January 2019

10th January 2019

12th April 2016

Why enterprise software is terrible.

Technology, for the most part, is becoming more usable. I’m writing this post on Medium, and it feels as good as my favourite Desktop word editor. Afterwards, I’ll mention this post in an email that I’ll send out painlessly via TinyLetter. I only had to type a few letters of the band I wanted to listen to into Spotify’s search, and they came up top of the list.

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