Blog Entry
8 May

Scones, storms, TEDx, and Gits

  • By: Liam
  • Posted: Monday 8th May 2017

Since March, I've eaten at least three types of cake (cupcake, layered sponge cake, banana… uh, bread), eaten one breakfast at Falko Konditormeister, and nibbled a scone with jam and clotted cream aboard HMY Britannia.

In March, I had a look at PhpStorm, a development environment for all that fancy computer code that goes into websites. Turns out, it's really good, and has made my workflow a lot easier, especially in terms of handling local, staging, and production environments, while keeping track of everything with version control (Git). Oh, yeah, and 39steps moved all of its live websites to a bigger, better[er] server, which is good and stuff. I learned a thing or two about PHP extensions during the process.

In April, I went to TEDx at Napier University, where I heard several talks. Do we really need cash? What is a third sector company? Hacking the internet of things. How to make a profit while making a difference. These were just a few of the topics up for intense discussion.

May has seen some windy but dry weather conditions, all right for getting out on the bicycle, I guess. Route 764 (Dunfermline to Alloa) is a fairly flat(-ish), quiet run, 15 miles each way. It's great for collecting all manner of flying insects on your clothes.