Music to work to - Chapter 1
April 2, 2020
Morning 80's feeling beats and videos Poolside.fm is on a pretty constant rotation on my second monitor when I just want to feel like I'm working in ready player one. Great for your morning get up. There are multiple channels to try depending on your state of being, but all of them are like liquid gold pouring in your ears - top marks chaps.
Nu Disco/Indy dance Nothing better gets you up and grooving round your office.
Quick start tutorial on installing and using Hubspot PHP SDK with Laravel
February 25, 2020
So your boss / client / lover? Comes to you and says, “Have you used a CRM before? I think we need one, but I'm not willing to pay any money for it right now and I've heard HubSpot is good. Can you integrate it with our website?". And you take a quick look and see they have an extensive API and you go “Sure, looks ok at face value - I'll do it…".
Fundamentals of a functional team: Clear the way for each others progress.
December 21, 2019
Over the years I have been fortunate enough to spend some time in some absolutely amazing teams. I love the people, working together was fun and fulfilling even when the work itself was shit or incredibly stressful. And I can genuinely say I looked forward to going to work in the morning.
Of course, it hasn't all been cinnamon buns and rainbows, I have also watched teams fall apart - imploding into states of willful self destruction, paranoid delusions, communication break down or open hostility.
The learning journey and how to succeed
June 21, 2017
I believe that this cycle is one of humanity's greatest abilities and think it should be studied, understood and encouraged in all. Nothing I cover here should really be a surprise, but I find it’s always good to consult and remember this when the going gets tough. After all, if you can learn how to learn, you can do anything, right? But no-one has ever said it would be easy.
Noobs guide to getting a Code Signing Certificate.
December 10, 2016
I've just completed my first code signed Windows App, Style for Windows and found the process to be a bit of a nightmare for the uninitiated.
In many cases I found it was presumed that you already have a certificate, but no one told me what I actually needed to do to get to this point - so this is a write up how to become eligible for a certificate and get one onto your computer.