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It’s time for a new build!

It’s time for a new build!

So I finally replaced my personal laptop – fresh MBP 13” machine! Here’s a partially exhaustive list of devtools and configuration for machines I run. Networking I run Buffered VPN, so its first on the download...

How is my SDK global config provided?

If you follow my tweets/rants you’ll know I’ve been dabbling in NodeJS recently – specifically to build a CLI tool (and potentially more) around some reporting work I’m doing. One of the features I have in this...

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...

And my blog suddenly got smaller

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—...

PHP Version Roundup

Last year, Anthony Ferrara posted an excellent round up of PHP versions in the wild, specifically focusing on the volume of un-patched versions running production websites. Even as an estimate it was an eyeopening...

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...