If you don’t learn from your mistakes, you are doomed to repeat them. As such, doing a regular review is important and talked about in plenty of life hacking / self-help books. The thing is, I’ve had a weekly repeating Google Calendar entry about doing a weekly review for years, but it just said “Weekly Review”.… Continue reading Personal Weekly Review – 12 item list
Ubuntu 14.04’s official repo isn’t going to support PHP 5.6 or above. I’m currently on v5.5.9-1 and needed to move to a higher version for a Symfony PHP app I’m working on. Most googling shows you the outdated answer so here’s the commands that worked for me. sudo apt-get install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php sudo… Continue reading PHP5.6 (or higher) on Ubuntu 14.04
When you are setting up a Synology NAS, such as the 8 bay ( DS1815+ ) system I got, you’ll want to start with your smallest drive first and add larger ones over time. If you start with your biggest drive, you won’t be able to make use of the smaller ones. The reason is best… Continue reading Synology NAS – Start with the smaller drives first
A number of years ago I watched Gary Slutkin’s TED talk on treating violence like a contagious disease and it has drastically changed the way I think about terrorist attacks, military war, police brutality, world peace and more. If you haven’t watched the presentation already I HIGHLY recommend you do. Actually the rest of the… Continue reading Lets Treat Violence like a Contagious Disease
I’d been feeling down for a few months now. My girlfriend was worried I was depressed, I likely was. My productivity was barely 30% of what it could be. I would work a couple of hours, feel exhausted and go home to play computer games or watch TV shows. There was a whole variety of… Continue reading I’m choosing to do what I love
Why aren’t self-closing fridge doors the default? At work there’s been a couple of instances of the fridge door being left open overnight. It’s obviously an accident, but the fridge defrosts and there’s a big puddle of water left, one of the smaller bar fridges opens onto a newly carpeted area, not good. The food also… Continue reading First self-closing Fridges, eventually self refilling fridges.
Here’s an autonomous Drone payload delivery concept, I’ve had in my head for a while, although the printing of the landing pad is something that just hit me even if it’s not new. When will I be able to print out an A4 paper sized QR code code landing pad for drones and have things… Continue reading Where’s my Drone delivered burrito?
I feel good. Today I spent my first day properly working on my education startup Teach with Reach. I’ve done bits and pieces before and pretty much this whole year I’ve spent saving up so I could bootstrap myself and be ready, but I haven’t actually started coding anything until today. The web app is… Continue reading Teach with Reach – I’ve started
I was working on a project that tried to re-skin the Mailchimp email preferences center. Unlike the Mailchimp signup form this page is a lot harder because you need to know the users information. Thankfully this is fairly easily done with some merge tags to make the correct links in the eDM (email) and the… Continue reading Mailchimp Email Obfuscator
The tin foil hat people were right, although tin foil hats won’t stop Government snooping. Also, the government probably doesn’t care about those wearing aluminium on their head. They seem to be more scared of people with towels on their head. The hippies were right Western Civilisation is destroying the planet. The story that we… Continue reading The bankers were wrong