1. The Red Side of Mental Health

    There's a side of mental health that I haven't openly talked about. That side is money. Not an easy thing to talk about. When I went off work I was on full paid leave for the maximum amount of days, I then went on to statutory. Statutory didn't even cover…


  2. Fucking tough.

    This week has been tough. Fucking tough. I'd like to think I was transparent about things. I aim to be. But it's tough. I skirt the line of being offensive/hyper critical/moaning old bastard. I have to be careful of what I say out of some kind of fucking…


  3. One Morning of Spotify Fails

    This morning I decided to document all the issues I had with Spotify over the passed 4 hours. Here is a list: Persistent notifications - It's gone from 3 to 1 without me doing anything! Flashing UI - Randomly flashes distracting me from work. Doesn't remember position when viewing all…


  4. Drush Docset for Dash

    Last night my drush docset for Dash was accepted into the User Contributed section. This means you can now get the following drush commands offline through Dash: Drush Core Features Coder Search Api Module Builder Migrate Registry Rebuild If you want to use this with Zeal then you can download…


  5. Can we have a community option please?

    Earlier on today I tweeted that I'd like a community option when submitting a talk to DrupalCon Europe I'd love to see an option for "Community" sessions at @DrupalConEur "Coding and Development" will have to do.— Mike Bell (@mikebell_) May 26, 2015 As…


  6. It's Scrum Jim!

    My colleague and friend Gem Hill has published her first podcast on Scrum and Agile. It's an interesting insight into the Scrum/Agile process outside of a developers perspective. She raises some good points on the value of acceptance criteria and being flexible in it's implementation. You can get the…


  7. The Surface Detail

    The title of the latest book I'm reading struck a cord with me. It's called "The Surface Detail" by Iain M. Banks. Without too many spoilers it's about virtual hells. Something which those who live with depression should be well aware of. The surface is something people see everyday, it's…


  8. Bugs are way worse than you can imagine

    Every morning I have the same routine, open email check for anything urgent, delete all mail from Jira (I get a lot) and then look at the agile board for highest priority issues. Recently this has been a lot of bugs. So I want to talk about why bugs are…


  9. The Dark Thoughts Are Back

    There I said it. I'm angry I want to punch the wall till my fists bleed. I'm stressed and it's starting to show, the cracks are appearing, I can feel my brain tearing itself apart. I know what I need to do and I've set things in motion for that.…


  10. Medication

    Everything I know now and what I didn't know then. Medication is a scary subject. No one really likes to talk about it and who blames them? Talking about medication puts you out there, it's easy to find out what those medications are prescribed for. I know now that medication…