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Book buying bargains

I buy a lot of book – if not for myself, as presents. And I do like a physical book (although I’m not a stranger to Kindle). Equally, I like a bargain.

Here’s how I save money on all of this…

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Gaming Hacks

Improving the Bluetooth on a Playstation 4 – Part 2

Okay, so my first attempt at doing this didn’t go well. However, now armed with the correct tools, will it go any better?

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Suddenly working from home? Survival tips

Thanks to COVID-19, a lot of people are finding themselves, unexpectedly, having to work from home. And it’s a shock to the system.

I work for Automattic Inc., a fully remote company – that means we don’t have any offices, so each and every employee (over 1000 and counting) works from home, the coffee shop or wherever they want. In my case, I work from a small box-bedroom-cum-office at home. And I’ve been doing this for over 3 years.

In this article, I want to give advice to help those out who are now in this position – either now or may be in the near future.

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Gaming Hacks

Improving the Bluetooth on a Playstation 4 – Part 1

Tired of the poor Bluetooth transmission range of my PS4, I’ve decided to do something about it. A quick Google and it became apparent that I could fit an external aerial that would help, so this is my diary of doing this.

Okay, so I never intended for this to be a multi-part post but, as will become apparent, things didn’t go as well as was expected…

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My talk writing process

Shamelessly ripped off from my colleague, Tammie Lister, who has written a similar post, I thought I’d write a little more about my process for preparing for talks.

Okay, so, unlike Tammie, I’ve not done that many and my process is probably very new and unrefined. My intention is to re-visit this post at times, though, and update it as I go on.

Along the way, I’m also going to add some tips that I’ve learnt along the way.