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  1. First thoughts: Sensah Team Pro shifters

    My Shimano front shifter recently gave out while I was on a ride: Not an ideal situation, really. But apparently it’s a pretty common failure on the 105 shifters – previously I was able to bodge it by gluing a piece of plastic to the shifting arm, but now it looks like the internal spring […]
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  2. Identifying external links with CSS

    Inspired by this post on CSS In Real Life, I thought I’d share how I’m styling external links on this site too. Marking up external links I’m using Eleventy to generate the site, and have a Markdown plugin that’s borrowed from the Eleventy-Excellent starter (which is a site starter that really does live up to […]
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  3. Autoposting to FireFish from WordPress

    Back when I was using Mastodon, autoposting my blog posts was easy – there’s no shortage of extensions for handling posting to Mastodon. But I switched to FireFish a little while ago (and for better or worse, can’t easily switch back without screwing up my server’s ability to federate). As far as I can find, […]
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  4. A bit of housekeeping

    I’ve been doing a bit of housekeeping with my blog today, specifically I’ve been adding tags to my posts. I’ve not gone through and added them historically, but now they’re listed underneath a post, and clicking the link should take you through to the full post history for that tag. Each tag also has a […]
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  5. Planning my 2024 charity bike ride(s)

    I never actually wrote a blog post after it, but I completed my first cycling event in July. It went better than expected! I initially planned to do 100km, but beat my training targets and wound up doing 214km in about 7 hours 20 minutes. In total I raised £936 for The Christie! I followed […]
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