The most hello-est of hellos

Published: 5th of September 2018. Estimated read time about 1 minutes.
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The most hello-est of hellos

*Clears throat

Hello World!

First post, what else could be more fitting? nothing really.

I guess an introduction is in order, my name is Jacob Pretorius and welcome to my website. I'm a Tech Lead with expertise primarily in the Optimizely (Episerver) world of technologies with a traditionally .NET back-end history. As you will come to see I enjoy the front-end Javascript world equally.

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Every couple of weeks I used to co-host a podcast called Relatively Productive where we would discuss topics that might include: productivity (surprise), time management, technology, life, goals, fitness, programming, and honestly almost anything else. If you ended up reading until here chances are you might like it, sadly due to life happening the podcast is currently on hiatus.

Thanks to lockdowns in 2020 I've grown a somewhat (financially) unhealthy obsession with custom mechanical keyboards, and to make things worse I decided to combine that with my videography background to create a Youtube channel. If you read up to here I seriously warn you not to look into this more, for the rest (or the brave) feel free to give clack labs a visit.

As for this blog; I'll mostly be sharing useful tips from my digging into the Episerver platform as well as the results of my performance-driven .NET/.NET Core investigations.

I'm a huge fan of automation in general so expect a few posts around making life just that little bit easier. Occasionally I like to play with Azure (and/or Cloudflare), so that will probably show up here as well.

Or, maybe none of these things. Maybe I just use the blog as a place to try out cool front-end and UX ideas I have. Time will tell ✌️

I'll warn you now that I overuse commas, a lot.

That's all for now, the next post is all about the slick blogging software this blog runs on which I've built and open-sourced.

Thanks for stopping by.

Last updated: 13th of October 2021

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