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Listen to your customers

Listen to your customers

No spoilers I promise! So I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens last week and yes, for those asking – I LOVED it. Yet it was sadly marred by what I can only describe as complete and utter contempt for fans. So this...

Install PHP7 on OSX with homebrew

Important This guide is for PHP 7.0; Please see my guide for PHP 7.1 instead. There’s rarely a quiet night in with me, tonight I upgraded my local box to PHP7 (so I don’t need to use VM’s or docker containers). Took...

Thats not a Hackathon!

Hackathons are awesome! They’re great fun, welcome lots of amazing people through their doors and are a hub of creativity and ingenuity. That said, the word is overused and I can’t help but rant slightly on the matter...

Have you heard about BuzzConf?

Have you heard about BuzzConf?

I’ve been asked a lot about BuzzConf recently. There’s a lot of buzz, but what is it! The brain child of two arguably insane chaps Rick and Ben, it’s a future technology festival complete with camping, hacking...

So long, Farewell!

I write this as a short farewell to the amazing team at NLM. I started at NLM a little over 12 months ago working in BAU support and development team for Vogue, GQ, Homelife, and Body+Soul. It’s been an amazing year and...

Zen Coding in PhpStorm

Zen Coding in PHPStorm is AWESOME! I was first introduced to it by Zak Henry after my Building static sites with Sculpin talk at SydPHP back in May. Over the last month it’s been invaluable! Zen mode is ultimately HTML...