NWDUG User group and Slack

Around the 9th of September 2015 we set up Slack for NWDUG. Before the slack channel communication wasn’t brilliant, it felt to me like our community was just centred around one day a month event.

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Split panes in PHPStorm reliably

Here’s an easy way to get split panes in PHPStorm without tearing your hair out!

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Triggers and Self Harm

Recently my anxiety is triggering more and more frequently. Last night two men were arguing outside Sainsburys at Oxford Road, it triggered my anxiety, my heart began racing, eyes twitching and I became the monster I hate.

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Remote working is great till it isn't, but I love it!

Just over three months and I figure it’s time to check in. What can I say I love remote working it suites me very well. I’ve gone form a noisy office full of distractions to a focused purpose built development environment.

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Moving the family to slack

I’ve done the impossible. I’ve moved my family to Slack. After seeing a post making the rounds on twitter a few months ago about moving their family to Slack I decided that I’d try it.

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Sculpin to Jekyll

A while ago I found Sculpin through @opdavies it looked really great, a PHP based blogging engine. It’s pretty decent but there are a few issues with it. Namely this, there’s already a PR for it but it’s not been merged in and doesn’t look like it will any time soon. The bug renders it all pretty useless when trying to modify things.

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My Journey

The posts below are my journey through the past few years of my life with depression and anxiety. They’re rough, crass and raw. Looking back through all this is a challenge and shows how far I’ve come. Each post represents a large part of my life.

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Alias Drupal Composer Project

alias d8build="composer create-project drupal-composer/drupal-project:8.x-dev --stability dev --no-interaction"

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Traveling with Anxiety

I’ve been fortunate in my life to be able to travel around a lot, both in the UK and the World. While growing up our family used to go camping a lot, later on we started to go abroad more. I love traveling, meeting new people and experiencing their cultures is just amazing.

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Year in review 2015

Shamelessly stealing from Lewis Nymans great post I figured I’d do the same and blog about my 2015.

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