Building Character, Brick by Brick: How LEGO Mimics the Process of Personal Growth

Just as the vibrant LEGO pieces come together to create magnificent structures, our life experiences, both significant and seemingly trivial, shape us, brick by brick. Each piece, each memory, each learning curve, intertwines to craft the intricate design of our character. Join me on this journey, as we draw parallels between the assembly of LEGO […]

Understanding and Embracing Your Value System: A Guide to Authentic Living

In a world filled with diverse personalities, various opinions, and incessant external influences, navigating through life’s myriad challenges and crossroads can be a daunting endeavor. One of the most profound tools we possess as individuals, often overlooked, is our value system. It’s the compass that guides our choices, influencing not just what we do, but […]

Gratitude 2022

When I journal I always fill out a gratitude template of 6 things I’m grateful for but reading Tynan’s recent gratitude blog post has inspired me to follow in his foot steps and write my own yearly gratitude post. I want to develop as a writer and content creator for personal development and to help […]

Philosophy Of Logging

Application logs are one of the most useful diagnostic aids in platform support and it pains me that many developers often ignore such a critical aspect of their system. When To Not Log There is only one reason for an application to not generate any logs, and that is for performance reasons, e.g. constrained telecoms […]

Building Your First VR Experience In Decentraland

This is a brief video and tutorial on building your first VR experience in the Decentraland VR platform and getting you started with the tools, a-minus syntax. By the end of this tutorial you will have an area of land with a Lambo on it you can walk around. Publishing the land to the Ethereum […]

Wishful Drinking – Carrie Fisher

I was legitimately bummed out when Carrie died, I spent December bouncing between Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok, ultimately spending Christmas itself in Bangkok after watching Rogue One in Ho Chi Minh City! The amusingly named memoir is fun to read, giving a glimpse in to Carrie’s Hollywood upbringing and partying antics, written in […]

Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life – Neil Strauss

I read this book because a group of us were moving to China, just as Trump was getting voted in to be President of the USA and various military exercises(?) were taking place by both America and China that seemed .. awkward. What would we do if something happened? Where would we go? How would […]

The Year Without Pants: and the Future of Work – Scott Berkun

The Year Without Pants is an insightful look in to Scott’s year working as a team lead for WordPress and Automattic’s company culture that allows remote work. What’s most interesting about it, is the culture works! Running a remote team successfully can be incredibly difficult at scale. Their culture was unconventional, employees are independent, working […]

git push matching vs simple

Recently I built some new infrastructure and started to see messages like this in my Git environments. Git 2.0 from ‘matching’ to ‘simple’. To squelch this message and maintain the current behavior after the default changes, use: git config –global push.default matching To squelch this message and adopt the new behavior now, use: git config […]