I'm a Dungeon Master! I don't mean that in the S&M sense! As in the game Dungeons & Dragons (https://dnd.wizards.com), where I run a weekly game as well as take part in a couple of campaigns as a player. It's a lot of fun and something I would definitely recommend you have a go at … Continue reading Adding Ambient Sounds to your Discord Server On LInux
Encryption is king nowadays with everyone having mobile devices. We have a significant number of people on laptops that travel around and also workstations that live in open plan offices. This means we encrypt all of our disks... just in case. 99% of the time is super simple to do as most OS installers give … Continue reading Encrypting additional drives with LUKS on Linux
We have a mix of different setups that the Software Engineer and Data Scientists use to get their work done. There are some using just Linux on laptops, Some on MacBooks and some on the various versions of Windows. For those not using Linux as their primary OS we have a bunch of Desktops that … Continue reading Connecting to Ubuntu 18.04+ using RDP
Recruiting people is effing hard! That's all... I'll get back to reading through CVs now and let you get on with your day! Medicines Discovery Catapult is, at the time of writing, recruiting Software Engineers, and as "Head of" it falls to me to start filtering through the CV's that land in my inbox. But … Continue reading Technical CV writing is hard
I love Ubuntu... I'm pretty fond of dell kit too! So I was rather chuffed when I started working at Medicines Discovery Catapult because they let me have both. When you look at my desk it looks like it could be an advert for Dell. Laptop, monitors, dock, keyboard and mouse.... its great when you … Continue reading Dell DisplayLink D6000 & Ubuntu 18.04+ Issues
The first of my new round of talk abstracts! In all honesty this isn't a talk but something more that came out of a very drunken Saturday night at #phpbnl19. There were a bunch of us sat talking and somehow the topic of D&D came up which sent my mind racing with this idea... By … Continue reading Project Slayer: The Critical Path
So... my last post was a good 2 years ago now.... Hi how have you been? It's been a very busy couple of years with a lot of stuff shifting in my personal life meaning things inevitably take a back seat. However its been long enough that I needed to give myself a new start … Continue reading A reboot and a legacy moniker
As part of the attempt to develop my profile as a speaker, I've realised that I sometimes need to explain a few of my current talk abstracts a bit too much. This is mainly due to my lack of experience writing them and that the majority of my current talk ideas cover large topics that … Continue reading Monty Python explains why your project failed!
If your anything like me you have a large number of email aliases that you use with Gmail which is great. However I use Evolution as a mail client more often than not when using Gnome3 as a desktop. It's very easy to set up Evolution to create separate outbound email accounts that you can … Continue reading Using Gmail aliases with Evolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt0lnauF5lI Just before the Christmas period I was lucky enough to be able to give my "Are you a good Code Scout?" talk as a lightning talk for NomadPHP. Here is the video that was recorded from it.