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New home and a fresh lick of paint
#Software engineering
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My personal website had been a bit neglected lately. It was looking dated, the performance wasn't great and it was quickly built from a stock Jekyll template. Not only that, it's been a few years since I last wrote anything!

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Rails database rake tasks
#Rails
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In my previous job I found myself regularly having to copy the database for a Rails site on staging or production to my local machine to make it easier to work through issues.

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Middleman deploy
#Ruby
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I was recently developing a single page application with Middleman and found there was no ready made deployment code that I could use to upload the site to our Linode servers. Hopefully this rake task will help others out.

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Distinction Armagnac
#Work
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Sourced from only the finest grapes and distilled from a unique eaux-de-vie at least half a century old, Distinction Armagnac is one of the world’s finest armagnacs, luxurious and exquisite.

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Children’s Hospices Across Scotland
#Work
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For over twenty years CHAS has been offering a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

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e-testing
#Work
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e-testing is a privately owned and self-funded provider of software testing services, serving a range of clients, from start-ups to blue chip multinationals and everything in between.

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M3 Consultancy
#Work
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The M3 Consultancy team helps to enhance customer-facing performance, improve economics, and enable growth across the full spectrum of supply chains and operations.

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Harviestoun Brewery
#Work
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Harviestoun Brewery was founded in 1984 by Ken Brooker and Eric Harris on a farm just outside Dollar in the midst of beautiful Dollar Glen in Central Scotland.

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RDS readonly access
#AWS
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I had to give readonly access to my Amazon PostgresSQL RDS today and I thought I'd document the steps here for anyone else that might need and to speed up the process next time I do it. It's pretty quick so this will be a short post.

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The Bulba Handbook
#Work
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HAVAmedia wanted to create a handbook for the imminent release of Pokémon Sun & Moon to compliment their existing Bulbapedia wiki and capture a wider user base.

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