In part one of this series, I ran through the build of the first machine, the Optiplex 9010. This was the more ‘high end’ of the builds, and the machine I set out to build in the first place. So what of the 7010 I never intended to order? Well I set myself a challenge to see what I could… Read More »Building a cheap gaming PC – Part 2
Recently, I decided I might want to get back in to PC gaming. The last time I built a PC or really played any (at the time…) modern titles was in 2007/8 when I was rocking an Athlon 64 x2 5600+ with a Geforce 8800GT, needless to say my MacBook Pro with its shitty Intel graphics would probably be faster… Read More »Building a cheap gaming PC – Part 1
This post is a follow up/companion to the talk I did at Dreamforce 2018. If you didn’t get to see it in person, you can check out the slides here, and I will update this post when the recording becomes available, but for now, read on. In the salesforce ecosystem, the traditional way of moving code from development environments (sandboxes,… Read More »Continuous Integration with GitHub, SFDX and CircleCI… Easier than you think!
This blog post is an expanded version of a talk I gave at the July 2018 London Salesforce Developer meetup with slides available here I am sure by now we’ve all heard of the ‘internet of things’ and maybe someone us even have some ‘smart devices’ in our homes or offices. Maybe you’ve heard of Salesforce IoT. This post will show… Read More »Building a smart ‘anything’ with salesforce
I recently found myself in Poundland seeing what a humble pound coin could get me, aside from the usual cables, chargers and similar accessories I buy… seriously, they work fine and are only £1/£2, not to mention their chargers are far better than cheap ones you’d find on ebay! Check out this video from bigclivedotcom on the subject. As I… Read More »A RetroPie (or similar) controller for £5?!
The dust is still settling from Dreamforce 2017, having only gotten back to the UK Monday afternoon, but I wanted to share my thoughts while they were still fresh in my mind. This is part two of of this blog, the first is here, about my experience speaking at Dreamforce. This blog is about Dreamforce itself. Dreamforce 2017! So Dreamforce… Read More »Dreamforce 2017, What an experience! Part 2: Dreamforce itself
The dust is still settling from Dreamforce 2017, having only gotten back to the UK yesterday, but I wanted to share my thoughts while they were still fresh in my mind. This will be a two part blog, first about my experience speaking there, and the second about Dreamforce itself. Update: Video of my talk has been posted on YouTube,… Read More »Dreamforce 2017, What an experience! Part 1: Speaking
Like many people, when given the choice between speaking in public, and gouging my eyes out with a rusty spoon, I’d opt for the spoon. However, public speaking happens to be a very useful skill, and very good for your career. Luckily for me, there was a third option… two members of the salesforce community here in London run an… Read More »Speaker Academy: Better than gouging your eyes out with a rusty spoon!
Recently my motorcycle was stolen, which is not an experience I would like to repeat. Motorcycle crime in London is quite prevalent, and unfortunately, I didn’t secure the bike as well as I should have. Luckily I was able to find and recover it with minimal damage, as it was dumped quite close to my home. I decided I needed… Read More »Supercharging a cheap GPS Tracker – Part 1: Hardware
A while ago, I came across someone using emoji as a Wi-Fi network name (SSID), I tried to do the same on my wifi router (I wanted the delightful smiling poo emoji 💩) but my router, sadly wouldn’t let me. I saw it again the other day, and I thought I’d have another try, after all this was years ago… Read More »…and now for no reason: Emoji’s in your Wi-Fi name!