Big News, Going Pro!

I have taken the plunge and I’ve gone part time at work, dropping to three days a week, to give me far more time to concentrate on my lifelong passion of robotics with the aim of making it my career!  This wasn’t exactly planned if I’m honest but the result of a recent epiphany, building […]

Docker, A Reverse Proxy, This Site and LetsEncrypt!

The site was migrated to SSDNodes last year as my previous host was becoming less reliable and I fancied something more versatile.  I’ve not covered it on here but here is how my site runs, now with added HTTPS thanks to LetsEncrypt! A bit of history.  This is a WordPress site and has been since it […]

Site Migration

If you see this message after visiting then DNS changes have successfully propagated!  I’m moving hosts to SSD Nodes, this will give me more control over my site for the same price I was paying as well as a handy VPS to play with Docker!

December Recap and The Year Ahead

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December, a wonderfully triumphant mess! The Bad Bits I had a weird bug that left me knackered, we had project end which was busy and I was generally pushing myself too hard. The Good Bits Despite having a bug that left me knackered through application of drugs, coffee and rum I ignored it long enough […]

November Recap

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Following up from my post on my Simple Rules I thought I’d start doing month end posts as a recap and log on how I’m doing.  Mostly for myself to read back on to see how far I’ve come but hopefully help other people too.  It’ll also be a great place to list the odds and […]

Six Simple Rules For Dealing With My Anxiety

This post is the first non-technical one I’ve done in a while and will discuss my mental health issues, the problems therein and how I’m mitigating them.  I talk about things like this on Facebook, Twitter and even all-staff emails at work and I thought I’d finally pen something here.  This will also cover some […]

New Domain:

I’ve just realised that the .engineering TLD exists so I’ve bought and I’ve pointed it towards this site.  The old and links will carry on working but this is the new URL and I can’t imagine it changing in a hurry!

GNU Terry Pratchett

“A man is not dead while his name is still spoken.” – Going Postal, Chapter 4 prologue A touching tribute, one I’ve heartily embraced.  

New Job!

Things have been a bit manic since the last post, both in job hunting and random other things that have made the last few weeks disappear, including the inaugural Reading Hackspace Hackathon at Horniman Gardens! The most important part is the job hunt, which was both successful and massive successful.  The repetition is entirely justified […]

The Old New Thing – Site Rename

So, I’ve been running this blog for a while now and though the name is cool it’s never really felt like a good fit.  I grabbed the domain many years back and used it out of habit more than anything, now I’m starting to take things a little more seriously, for a given value of […]