General

Recruiters, no I won't tell you my current salary nor any companies I'm talking to!

I'm very fortunate to have a skillset that seems to be highly sought after in the tech industry and I find myself getting plenty of calls and emails from recruiters. Whilst I'm not actively looking for something new, I find it interesting to talk to recruiters and keep up to date with the market.<p>For the last twelve months I've been refusing to disclose my current salary to them since, in my opinion, it isn't (or shouldn't be!) necessary information for either the recruiter or a potential future employer to know.<p>

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General

How I started writing more posts

OK, so the title is a bit presumptuous since I'm yet to get in to the habbit of writing more posts, but it's good to be positive! I keep telling myself "I'll write a post this month", closely followed by it's "OK I'll do one next month". Here's a write up on how I plan to find the motivation to write more posts; stop thinking "no one is interested in that" or "that's old news"; and get over writers block.

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Programming

Perform a redirect with Jekyll and GitHub Pages

Wordpress is great but had too many bells and whistles for what I needed, not to mention the requirement of a MySQL server, so I recently decided to move to Jekyll and GH Pages. I'd previously had my own Apache instance where I could do all the <code>.htaccess</code> magic I liked, but how to perform redirects using Jekyll and GitHub pages?

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Devops

Keeping 'CI' feedback time low by putting developer builds first

More and more people are now adopting some kind of Continuous Integration system, where their full suite of tests and checks are run on every commit with the aim of giving fast feedback to developers. As this adoption grows, and more and more tools come out to help with it, feedback time for developers can actually increase rather than decrease.

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