It Gets Better 19 Dec 2017

After this post I figured I should write more since I’ve always found it cathartic. The support I’ve had since I published it has been amazing, thanks to everyone who got in touch on twitter and other means, I’m sorry I’ve not replied yet but it’s a bit overwhelming and I’m honestly not sure what I can say. Talking about these things has always been something I’ve wanted to do, I believe that by talking about them it brings them to a wider audience and hopefully helps people to feel like they’re not alone. Self harm is something that I...

It Got Bad Then Worse 18 Dec 2017

I’ve always tried to be open and public about my dealings with mental health which is why this post is probably the hardest I’ve ever written. It started a few months ago when I noticed that stress from work was building up to a point where I couldn’t handle it anymore, depression and anxiety hit hard and I lost control again. While not as bad as my first breakdown what happened after was the worst experience of my life. When I knew things had got to breaking point I packed myself off to the doctors to get some help, this...

Dripster Review 03 Aug 2017

After a recent trip to St Ives and the wonderful Mount Zion coffee I’ve decided to step up my game and buy some new toys for the kitchen. First up is a timer - One of the things I learnt while in St Ives was the importance of draw down time. Too long and the coffee is over extracted too short and it’s under. Both very important. The difference is like night and day and it’s made me start brewing V60 again after a long break from it. Second is a bamboo stirer - Not really much to say here,...

My Custom Keyboards 16 Jun 2017

I’ve got quite an expensive hobby at the moment - keyboards. Custom keyboards. At the moment I have 4 keyboards in my office: Poker 2 ISO Ducky Shine 3 TKL ISO NERD 60 Winkeyless B.87 Ducky Shine 3 TKL ISO (MX Brown) Basically the above keyboard but without the numberpad. This is my longest serving board and up until a few weeks ago was in active service. It’s now waiting to be cleaned and pieced back together before I hand it over to my Dad. Overall I’m really pleased with this board, it’s solid and well built, the keycaps are...

Tmux For Fun And Profit 15 Jun 2017

I’ve known about TMUX for a few years now but never got around to checking it out. It’s not until the past few weeks where I’ve spent most of my time in the terminal for various projects that I’ve really felt the need to dig in and learn the basics. Installation - TMUX sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install tmux Done Installation - Tmuxinator gem install tmuxinator The reason I use Tmuxinator is it’s a great way to set environment setups that persist through reboot. The config uses YAML which is nice and human readable and you can add your...

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