(Mostly) leaving Facebook behind

There's hardly a week goes by that Facebook isn't in the news for one thing or another - usually something privacy related.  Privacy and data protection have been firmly on everyone in Europe's radar following the introduction of the new data protection laws (GDPR) in May 2018; and being in…

CI/CD with Gitlab - Getting started

I use Gitlab a lot.  I use it for personal projects and have also implemented it at work - I love the platform.  Others are available, but for me, having everything in one place (though risky!) saves me having several tabs open.I've previously covered what CI/CD is, and…

Ghost vs Wordpress Performance

I've posted about my reasons for switching blogging platforms to Ghost, but ahead of doing so I wanted to be able to compare the performance benefits of doing so.  When I used Wordpress, I was managing the infrastructure myself, but also had to keep on top of the platform, including…

Switching blogging platforms

If you are reading this, you may have noticed that there's a new look and feel to the site. I've moved from my self-hosted WordPress platform to a managed Ghost blog. There at several authors which I respect who have made the same change, and I am doing so for…

Getting Started with Symfony (part 1)

I'm about to make a change in my career and go back into development.  To help me do that I've started a course on Udemy for getting up and running with Symfony 4.  I figured that if I was going to be working with frameworks, I might as well get…

Jenkins disk space usage

I'm working on a project, part time, in my spare time.  As part of that project I have Jenkins for continual building when I publish anything into the master branch in git.  I've not done much for a month or so, but logged in to it today to be given…