Ramblings of an Engineer

Recent Posts

I’m leaving Australia

I’m leaving Australia

There I said it, I’m leaving Australia! And here’s why. On August 9th (in exactly two weeks) I’ll be flying out of Australia. Why you ask? Good question. The Australian Census (more formally known as the Census of...

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...

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...