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I believe Jesus is alive. Yep. That a guy who lived 2,000 years ago is the most important living being in existence. It's a pretty defining characteristic to believe this. Despite being a Christian, I'm not a particularly good or nice person all of the time. I struggle with it day by day, "the spirit and the flesh" as the Bible puts it. Hence this blog. I feel like I wrestle with my life, try to make sense of it. I'm just a guy trying to find his way.

New book – Using Build Tools

Recently, I was contacted by the folks at 5 Simple Steps and they asked me to write a “Fast Read” guide to build tools such as Gulp, Broccoli and Grunt. Here’s the result! It’s available for the price of a cup of coffee (or, I dunno, like 6 bananas or something). The book is aimed […]

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About persuasion

Thing about the times that somebody has persuaded you of something – when you’ve changed your views…

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My wedding speech

On the 21st February 2015, I got married to a truly wonderful woman and on the day I made a speech, as is convention. Here it is!

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Short story: The Duty

A short story about a man doing his duty

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Book review – Vagrant: Up and Running

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with the whole world of virtualisation, this is the perfect place to start!

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Book review: Amazon Web Services For Dummies

Not a clue about the huge world of Amazon Web Services? This is a great book for getting started!

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Using Agile as a means to an end

“Its like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all that heavenly glory.”

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Book review: JavaScript Testing with Jasmine

Is Evan Hahn’s ‘JavaScript Testing with Jasmine’ worth a read?

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I started a company! Here’s what I learned…

Lessons learned from a whirlwind first month of being self-employed

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JavaScript/web gubbins – what I did on my holidays

Bower, Cordova, Grunt, Zombie.js, PhantomJS, Foundation and Underscore.js – tried these out

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