The ethics of ‘faking it until you make it’

I’ve seen many sources encourage us to ‘fake it until we make it’ in a new career path or when starting a business. If they’re selling coaching/ebooks or ‘growth hacking’ their startup or social media account this kind of advice is especially common. There are some ethical issues around this attitude though – both for […]

Ecommerce Enlightenment ebook now available

I’ve recently published my first ebook called Ecommerce Enlightenment. It covers how to plan, develop and market ecommerce websites and is based on ten years of experience building these websites for clients. Who Is This Book For? If you’re thinking of setting up an ecommerce website, this book is for you. It takes you through […]

Birthday floatation session at Calm Water, Nottingham

I had a floatation tank experience at Calm Water Floatation today as a birthday present. My housemate and I had no idea what to expect and we’re excited to try it out. We’re both pretty hectic people so the idea of doing nothing in the dark for an hour is a bit of a change […]

MFPlat.dll error starting Reason 10 on Windows 10 Home N edition

When I first installed Propellerheads Reason 10 on Windows 10 Home N edition it failed on startup with errors about MFPlat.dll and MFReadWrite.dll being missing. This happened after a recent Windows 10 update as well. This is down to Windows 10 Home N edition not having media player etc included. There are various downloads available from […]

Learning Javascript at freeCodeCamp Nottingham

I’ve been going to freeCodeCamp in Nottingham for the last few months, with the local meets kindly organised by Will White. While I’ve got HTML/CSS and jQuery covered from the day job, I want to learn vanilla Javascript and then React Native so I can make an app I’ve got an idea for. freeCodeCamp Nottingham […]

Reasons to use virtual machines for programming workshops, hackathons etc

I’ve been learning some new development skills recently and going to hackathons, meetups etc to try new things out. There have been some great talks and some interesting new technologies. There’s an increasing call for everyone to learn at least the basics of programming, which is awesome. However a frustrating and repeated experience is trying […]