43 years ago, at the tender age of 16 years and 11 months, I entered the IT industry. My salary was £1690 per annum; £65 a fortnight.
I’m volunteering again at WordCamp London. I have a shorter bucket list for 2017 than I did in previous years. Basically, I need to find some paid work. [Read more…]
I’ve been porting a site from Drupal to WordPress recently but it wasn’t until I loaded it onto hosting with 1&1 that I noticed some problems with my [bw_show_googlemap] shortcode. I’ve fixed the problem in oik v3.0.2. The new solution requires you to obtain a Google Maps API key, and enter it in oik options. [Read more…]
At the tender age of just short of 16 years and 11 months, I received confirmation of my first full time employment. Starting on the 30th June, I would be employed as a vacation student, in the ROSS users group, part of RESPOND at IBM Havant. 4 years later, having studied computing science at Imperial College, and working my summer holidays in various roles in operations departments, I was re-employed full time as an IMS / PL/I programmer.
I celebrated 25 years in 2004. Had I not left in 2009, I would now be in my 37th year. [Read more…]
I attended WordCamp London 2015 from 20th – 22nd March. Prior to the event I wrote my bucket list for things to achieve before I left. Now I have an even longer list of things to do. If you want to help me complete my bucket list, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Abbreviated version: work on www.oik-plugins.com/oik-plugins/oik-clone-clone-your-wordpress-content/ before (nearly) all the others in the list.
Full version: [Read more…]
I’ve had some performance issues on one of my sites. In this post I discuss some of the solutions to the problems; determining the cause, then applying the pragmatic fix. [Read more…]
WordCamp London 2015 ( Twitter hashtag #wcldn ) promises to be a great weekend. [Read more…]
Here is my bucket list of 10 things to do before I leave WordCamp Birmingham UK 2015 ( 7-8 Feb 2015 ) on Sunday afternoon. [Read more…]
I'm going to skip the questions the PM may well raise, like "When'll you have a fix for it, are we talking hours or days?"