Grunt & Ghost

Getting Ghost deployed to an EC2 instance was a real win yesterday. I wrote my first ever bash script to configure EC2 for running Ghost, and quickly managed to write my second ever bash script to build and deploy Ghost to specifc EC2 instance. Feeling pretty pleased with myself. The…

My first blog post on Ghost

Not much to see here. Finally got a Ghost deploy working on amazon ec2 :)…

WordPress: Migrate! Version 0.0.4

A new version of Migrate! is now available to download from Github. What does this fix? This is a really small update / bugfix to add support for https:// in the URL checks. All credit goes to bteryk It's been a while... It's been far too long! This is one small…

Ubuntu VM: local dev environment on Windows

Recently, I went through the process of setting up a new development environment on Windows for my playground projects at home. My work is usually done and hosted on Linux with a standard LAMP stack, so using an ubuntu virtual machine lets me keep my Windows machine for gaming and…

Has it ever occurred to you that you might be wrong?

I loved this little collection of quotes from philipchircop.com and recommend you click on the screen grab, or one of the links to go read them all. I'm just filing this away here for posterity :) [caption id="attachment_2384" align="alignleft" width="528" caption="From philipchircop.com, click to…

Hands up if you're on a January diet...

I know, we're almost a week into 2012 already, it's a bit late for contemplating achievements and setting resolutions isn't it? Every year, the "January diet" gets further reinforced by our populist media - all the adverts are suddenly for exercise DVDs, clever cookbooks and healthy food - and nearly…

Sleep

** Disclaimer *** I am well aware that Wikipedia is not the best source of information... but you know... it's just.. there! A very dear friend of mine just posted a comment on Facebook that has prompted me to write this "Thinking out loud" post about my sleeping habits, which is largely…

Starting out with Zend Framework

I am on a mission to get to grips with using the Zend Framework for building web applications. At MOO, the Zend Framework is used in it's more toolkit-like component library capacity and I'm also pretty familiar with its structure from previous work with Magento (although that always seemed to…