Usually, towards the end of a year, I start looking back at the year that has been, and looking forward to the year ahead, planning my new goals and resolutions. This year, however, I have one very specific goal in my head. It’s an idea that actually birthed itself way back in July of 2016,… Continue reading New focus in 2019.
It’s amazing how stories mutate. What started as a simple ‘this is my setup’ post, then turned into a ‘what a day in my life looks like’. This morning I woke up and realised it might be more interesting, and less braggy, to look at how, and why, my workstation has evolved in the last… Continue reading The evolution of a work space
Last weekend marked the beginning of the end of my journey as lead organiser of WordCamp Cape Town. Over the course of the past two years I’ve worked with an amazing team of local volunteer organisers plan and execute our yearly WordPress conference. The question on my mind as I wind down from the joyride… Continue reading WordCamp Cape Town 2018 is over, now what?
I stumbled across Car Masters: Rust to Riches on Netflix this past week. As a bit of a petrol head I’ve always enjoyed a good car restoration show and I found the ‘upgrade and trade’ business model that was central to the series story line extremely interesting. Watching the team from Gotham Garage upgrading and… Continue reading Completing the beast – the dream of a lifetime come true.
Is the Codeable Expert Developer certificate worth the weight of the digital paper it’s printed on? In 2016 I certified as a Codeable Expert Developer. I’d already spent a number of years working with freelance platforms such as Upwork and Freelancer but Codeable has stepped out from this crowd to become my preferred platform of… Continue reading This is why you want to become a Codeable Expert Developer
I’ve been thinking a lot about my use of the internet and it’s associated tools and apps lately. I’ve never been the biggest fan of social media, but since roughly 2015 I’ve found myself getting drawn into the online conversation more and more, so much so that I’ve recently realised I may have a little… Continue reading Social Media Sabbatical
About 8 years ago I built my first “proper” gaming computer, which for various reasons I nicknamed Psyrig. It wasn’t the first gaming computer that I owned, but it was the first time I carefully selected all the components, including the case, and put it together myself from the ground up. It was built to… Continue reading Upgrading the Psyrig
In case you’ve been living under a rock, it was announced on Monday that Microsoft as acquired GitHub for $7.5 billion. For various reasons, this has upset open source developers around the world. Since then there has been a lot of discussion online about the pros and cons of this event. While I do feel that a… Continue reading Why I will be moving my private source code repositories away from GitHub
I knew today was going to be a hard day. This morning I made the official announcement that one of my passion projects, a Gracie Jiu Jitsu club I opened in 2014, would be closing down. I sent out an email to all members and parents informing them of the news, and then made that… Continue reading Are you doing what you want to be doing?
About a year ago (literally, I got the domain renewal notification two days ago) I came up with a podcast idea. I had just finished reading “Milestones – The Story of WordPress” and I thought how awesome it would be to interview every single one of the core release leads, from Matt all the way… Continue reading WP Hacker Cast – the official launch post.