Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Moving my website away from Blogger

I've migrated this blog away to a GitHub hosted Jekyll driven static website.

The new blog is now hosted here.

 Cheers John

Monday, February 15, 2016

full-time carer and very very amateur boxer

So this is just a little placeholder for a blog post I want to write about my transition from being a full-time developer and DevOps guy into being a full-time carer for my elderly mother and my brother who had a stroke. And how going teetotal learning how to box and clean eating has changed my life for the better.

I still like to program with C# but now using a Mac and Xamarin Studio, Write front-end code using sublime text and still like to play with Amazon Web services, technology like Docker, etc.

I listen to podcasts about technology and software and still read lots of blogs about code infrastructure and all things development, tech and DevOps. 

But now I also subscribe to boxing and mixed martial arts podcasts and took a keen interest in fighting and clean eating and living.

It has helped me physically and mentally, and I want to write a lengthier blog post about this when I have time.

I haven't written a blog post for a very long time, so this will have to do for now!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Pomodoro and Bulleted Lists

Productivity and moving away from App Todo Lists

I have tried them all, every new app or system and always digital. Some better than others and some work well but do not sync across devices or lose data. And I always have the feeling that an analogue (paper!) system might suit me better.

At the very least it would not run out of battery and my handwriting since I became a programmer would put a doctor to shame.

So after a stressfull week leaving me behind with goals and feeling pressured with everthing I decided to utilise the flow mentioned in one of the posts I am about to link to that will help me get stuff done and feel good about it.

The two methods essentially are using the flow that the pomodoro technique will give me–1169313228

And the second here is how to set up a paper todo and project management list on paper–40-hours-in–16–7-the-simple-technique-that-gave-me-my-life-back–8f98ec011862#.crp5szwdq

Thursday, November 26, 2015

November 26, 2015 at 05:38PM

i wrote a blog post about responsive logo design.

i wrote a blog post about responsive logo design.

Solrevdev Tech Radar

Responsive Logos

Responsive Design and Responsive Logos are important right now. Google likes mobile friendly sites and me personally I probably browse more websites on a mobile or tablet than I do on a laptop or desktop hooked up to one or more large monitors. 

I haven't won this battle personally yet proof being that my own blog (Google blogger based) doesn't handle this too well by the fact I don't have a logo as such and it has too many words and therefore doesn't respond! 

So not being a designer it's something I am trying to learn and adapt to even though i could shield myself away as being a "DevOps" guy or a "Developer".

But I've always cared about the front end .The front end is the application for the user not the super fast IOC container or funky ORM framework being used.

So with that in mind I'll try and find things on the web to help websites snap and look right when "responding" to device screen real estate.

Here is the first useful link but I shall probably find an expert on to do this for me :) 

That said here is a good link to get me started:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Dropbox Paper Invite

So it's been a while since I've posted here. I've been busy looking after family and trying to get back into boxing and health recently. 

Anyway what's shiny? 

Dropbox have given me access to the beta program Dropbox Paper. 

So hold tight for a review soon. I'll try and do a better review than my last techie review which i think was an Amazon AWS review. 

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Mac OSX Terminal Permissions Issues

So with Node Package Manager, HomeBrew, PIP and various other package managers that throw errors on my aging development Mac the following rightly or wrongly fixes most if not all of the issues.

I am posting here to save me searching every day for the syntax and answer

sudo chown -R :admin /usr/local

Monday, September 21, 2015

Numi ‒ Beautiful calculator app for Mac

I use Soulver on the Mac/iOS to do natural language style calculations on my finances and software startup ideas and bootstrapping costs but there is a new similar application that's worth having a look at and that's Numi - The beautiful calculator app for Mac