My Journey 04 Feb 2016

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. Day Zero 23rd July 2014 - https://mikebell.io/anxiety-and-depression An Update 25th July 2014 - https://mikebell.io/an-update/ An Update Part 2 18th August 2014 - https://mikebell.io/an-update-pt-2/ Honesty, Medication and Mental Health 22nd September 2014 - https://mikebell.io/honesty-medication-and-mental-health/ CBT Round 1 23rd September 2014 - https://mikebell.io/my-first-cbt-session/ CBT Round 2 14th October 2014 - https://mikebell.io/cbt-round-2/ Time 27th October 2014 -...

Alias Drupal Composer Project 03 Feb 2016

alias d8build="composer create-project drupal-composer/drupal-project:8.x-dev --stability dev --no-interaction" It’s too big for a tweet but it’s certainly useful, saves me having to remember all the params. Stick that in your .bashrc or .zshrc and enjoy! Run d8build sitename and watch it do it’s stuff.

Traveling with Anxiety 28 Jan 2016

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. As I grew older things started to change. I think this started around 7 or 8 years ago. I started to become anxious about traveling. I realise now that this was the beginning of a battle with anxiety and depression that would lie under the surface for...

Year in review 2015 25 Jan 2016

Shamelessly stealing from Lewis Nymans great post I figured I’d do the same and blog about my 2015. Engagement! December/January saw me get engaged to my partner Hannah, we’re set to get married this June which I’m looking forward to. It was also around the same time that I damaged my knee. This is something that over a year later is still plauging me. GLA London.gov.uk went live! A huge achievement from my ex-colleagues at CTI. I’m really proud of the site but feel that the technical architecture is very poor, this is something that I’ve promised myself I won’t...

Release and Rollback with Robo 06 Jan 2016

I’ve been looking for a release management tool for a while now. There are quite a lot of tools to do this but I just couldn’t get my head into writing XML for most of them. I decided to take a look at Robo and see what I could do. Since it’s all written in php and can be included in any project with composer it’s dead easy to get to grips with. My RoboFile.php consists of the following commands: setup - Creates basic directories for use. Use $site to setup path variable. composer:build - Run composer install in your...

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