Music that shaped me 20 Apr 2014

Back when I was a young kid I remember being influenced by so much music. My Dad with heavy rock from the 70/80s, my mum with Elton John and random Christian based music. Stand out album from this period has to be: The Waterboys - Fishermans Blues - Stand out track has to be “We Will Not Be Lovers”, to this day I love this track. I was recently reminded of this while watching Dom Hemingway, Doms daughter covers “Fishermans Blues” quite well. As a grew up I found the sounds of electronic music. I remember buying so many Euphoria...

How To Quit Vim 03 Apr 2014

Here’s my presentation from nwdug in April 2014

Drupal to Octopress to Drupal 24 Feb 2014

Over the weekend I’ve been working on migrating my site away from Drupal. I managed to get everything up and running on Octopress but it just doesn’t feel right. It’s not as flexible as Drupal and it seems the simplest of things breaks it. In theory I like the concept of Octopress but it just seems clunky compared to Drupal. I’ll be slowly making upgrades to this site: Adding Disqus Tidying the theme up Adding extra theme elements Adding some colour!!!

Stepping Down from NWDUG 09 Feb 2014

As of the 6th February I’ve stepped down from NWDUG it’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now and I now have other things that need my focus. Phil Norton is a great person to work with and I hope that whoever steps up to help will have as much fun as I have over the past few years. So whats next? Well I intend to ramp up my involvement with Code Club Manchester, it’s something that I believe in strongly and think I can make a great start with it. I’ll still be running Drupal Sprints...

Clarifications 06 Feb 2014

Calm the fuck down. No I’m not quitting my job. I’m happy with Drupal and will continue to work with it. Those that know me should realise I’ve not worked in depth with Drupal in a long time. My current project is great and it’s made me realise that I need to spend more time with underlying tech than just Drupal, the best way I can describe it is this project is London and Drupal is the Thames, it runs all the way through but it’s by no means the sum of all it’s parts. Hopefully that will put things...

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