Cars Life

Goodbye Mazda 3, hello Ford Puma

After 3 years the finance on my Mazda 3 has come to an end and it’s time to keep it or sell it. I was always going to do the letter but it was whether I upgraded to the latest model or move on. After much thought, I’m moving on.

Development WordPress

How can I create a plugin for WordPress?

Powering over a third of the internet, WordPress has become insanely popular due to its open-source nature and the vast array of plugins and themes availableĀ to extend your website further. At the time of writing, there are more than 56,000 free pluginsĀ available from

Assuming you have a basic knowledge of PHP, creating your own plugin for WordPress is actually quite easy.

Development WordPress

How to rename your Github master branch

There’s a lot of discussion right now about the default Git branch of master and about renaming itself to something more inclusive.

I’m going to take you through a little of the background to why this is occurring and how to do it in Github.


Managing home workers? Here’s how to do it well…

This is a long read article: Approximate time to read is 15-20 minutes.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way that many people work and, for some, it may never be the way that it once was.

Twitter just told employees they can work from home permanently

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How ready is Twitter and other companies moving towards home working? Even if the employees are willing, how well are companies prepared to embrace this change?

Remote working requires changes to how you manage people. And it can benefit everyone.

In this article we’ll explore the changes that any business will need to make for this to work, from hiring people to managing them day-to-day. Youā€™ll learn how effective remote working can be compared to working in an office and simple techniques that you can use to improve both environments.

Automattic Life

What’s in my bag? 2020 edition

Back in 2017, I revealed, after just a few months working and travelling for Automattic, what I carried with me in my backpack. 4 years on, and many more trips, and that content has changed.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, none of us have done much travelling lately and that may not change for some time. But rather than not post it this year, I thought it was just as important to do so – if nothing else, we all have time to plan and tweak for when we can meet and travel once more.