Peter Mellett

Stylised cartoon of me with glasses on.
Articles tagged with 'personal'.

New Additions

I've recently added a place to highlight my current and past projects. A project will also be highlighted on the right-hand side of the page, picked at random.

The first of these projects to be added is my first Rails project (which is not my first project to production; you're reading this post on it) R3TMS. It is a project I have developed on an informal basis to replace an existing piece of software in use at work.

So far, learning Rails has been a fun-filled process (in the Dwarf Fortress sense) with two major Rails versions since I started learning (3.1 had just been released when I picked up my first book but, unfortunately, my copy was for 3.0) which caused some head-scratching and a lot of post-it notes with advice for future me.

I will be adding more of my projects as and when I can but working on them is more fun than writing about them, as the space between posts here shows.


Post the First


Welcome to my personal website, where I will infrequently update based on my findings in Ruby (and other languages), Rails and my day-to-day troubleshooting with both desktop and server machines and their software.

I've built this website as a part of learning Rails for work-related projects. It forms the sort of instant gratification project that sometimes helps to build confidence when learning a new language and framework. My other projects include a stock-control system for printer consumables and an IP/Asset-tracking database. You can browse and follow my projects at Github.

Aside from work and Rails, I'm spending my time playing American Football for the Cornish Sharks, a UK team in Div 2 South West. I have played the sport for a number of years now, including 3 seasons with the South Wales Warriors. I'm also patiently waiting for the sea to warm up so I can go for a surf, or at least attempt to!

If you would like to contact me, feel free to visit the Contact page and for a more concise bio plus technical specs of the site please visit the About page.