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Travel Tips From an Evangelist

Travel Tips From an Evangelist

Three states in three days – or more! Life on the road can be fun and exhilarating but equally exhausting at the same time. Earlier this month I bounced between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in 48 hours! Here’s a...

Open Source Crowdsourcing

Last night I had one of my random project ideas: lets survey PHP user groups across the world and see if there’s any pattern of having a Code of Conduct (and if so, which one). Whilst not a definitive list,  is a great...

And my blog suddenly got smaller

I was on the bus this morning when AWS announced that CloudFront now supports gzip compression at the edge. Yay! Amazon CloudFront now supports automatic gzip compression at the edge: pic.twitter.com/UWAtSUvEEm—...

Install PHP7 on OSX with homebrew

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...

Prior Assumed Knowledge

I often set aside Sunday afternoon to tinker with side projects or learn something and surprise surprise this involves installing new stuff! I used to play with python, but I don’t very frequently any more. I used to...